"Flourish in faith, hope and love while realising all our gifts and talents"
Our school was founded in 1908 by Mary MacKillop, a Josephite sister. Mary MacKillop is now Australia and New Zealand's first Catholic saint. Pope Benedict XVI canonised her at St Peter's in Rome on Sunday 17 October 2010.
There is a well documented, long and proud history of teaching sisters who have educated, and cared for Catholic children in the nearby convent, since then. In 1991 the last of the Catholic Sisters left after the Integration Act took effect.
The school is now staffed by ‘lay’ teachers. St Joseph’s School continues to take the example from Mary MacKillop, who never saw a need without doing something about it. The staff encourages the students to strive for excellence and to inspire them to make a difference, both in the short time they are at primary school and in their lives in the future.