Partnerships & Relationships

RATIONALE:                 Our membership of Church and the community of Catholic schools asks us to commit to the promotion and support of right relationships in our classrooms, school and community.  Communities have times of celebration and times of reconciliation.

Our Mission Statement calls us to be a “caring, Christian community” based on the challenges posed by Jesus – “My commandment is this:  love one another just as I love you.” (John 15:12)

CHRISTIAN VALUES:    Respect (self and others), reconciliation, honesty, consideration, cooperation, control, courtesy, care, love, affirmation, acceptance, courage, loyalty


“All of you, live in harmony with one another, be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.” (1Peter 3:8)

St Joseph’s School –

  • strives to build positive relationships through the active participation of every individual
  • commits to relationships that require the support of the whole Christian community
  • develops partnerships with members of the wider community and celebrates these relationships

PRINCIPLES:                 Therefore, we are committed to –

  • Maintaining an environment where all members of the school feel that they want to contribute
  • Maintaining harmonious relationships through open and honest lines of communication
  • Further developing collaborative partnerships and links with other schools within the local area
  • Being actively involved in the wider community as members of St Joseph’s School
  • Acknowledging the breakdown of relationships with a commitment to forgiveness, and promoting reconciliation and healing


Procedure for Resolution of Issues