Message from the Principal

On behalf of our school community, welcome to the St. Joseph's Primary School, website.

The school opened on October 6, 1919 by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and the hard working members of the St. Joseph's parish community.  We continue to honour the presence of the sisters as we strive to live out the Benedictine charism and values of:

  • Community, 
  • Partnership, 
  • Hospitality, 
  • Stewardship, 
  • Peace, 
  • Balance, 
  • Compassion, 
  • Humility, 
  • Healing, 
  • Listening.  
These values are underpinned by The Word of God and Prayer.

Our staff embody these values as they seek to teach, challenge and transform the learners placed in our care.  They are committed to providing quality learning experiences as they support all students to realise their potential. Learners are known holistically and their spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs are catered for. 

As an educational leader, I believe that all learners can succeed, but not in the same way and not on the same day.  I believe in having high expectations on all learners and supporting them to meet those expectations.

We look forward to working in partnership with you, the community of St. Joseph's, as together we grow our learners.  We welcome parents as their child's first educators, to engage in the learning journey of the children.  There are plenty of opportunities for parents to engage with the school and with their child's learning.

We ask God's blessing on us all as we journey together throughout 2018.

God of the journey, be among us.  We ask this confident of your faithful kindness and in the name of Christ who journeyed before us, and the Spirit who lights the way.

In all things, glorify God

 
Terese Shephard​
Acting Principal


See Also:  Principal's Vision