Our school was originally established by the Josephite Sisters in 1917 to serve the catholic families of the far west. St. Joseph’s School exists for the education of children from Prep age (turning 5 years by 30th June) to Year Six and is a co-educational facility still serving the township and surrounding properties of Blackall.
Our school Mission Statement stresses the need for a partnership to be forged between parents and school. If we are to be effective in the education of your child, then we must encourage this cooperative teacher-parent relationship. Education and Catholic Education in particular, is a three-way process of communication involving teacher, child and parent.
As a family school, parents are encouraged to become involved in their child’s education. Our teachers are always willing to discuss your child’s progress, his/her learning needs and any problems that might arise.
Our Mission Statement also emphasizes a child centred education which recognises and respects the needs and talents of each individual, this is paramount to what St. Joseph’s and our patron saint St. Joseph is all about.
OUR MISSION &
Inspired by Jesus and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop we commit to:
Encouraging all to grow into the best possible version of themselves
Providing challenging, engaging and relevant learning environments
Building strong and meaningful relationships where home, school and parish work together
Jesus is a model for all of our work and His presence is alive in our Catholic School
That students can achieve high standards given the right time and right support
All educators within our school community can teach to high standards given time and the right assistance
High expectations and early and ongoing intervention is essential
All leaders, teachers, and students can articulate what they do, how they do it and why they lead, teach, and learn the ways they do.
RELIGIOUS CHARACTER OF
At St Joseph’s we value Catholic principles, traditions and teachings and strive to support our students as they develop an understanding of their faith. Our learning aims to encourage the growth of values such as respect, responsibility, prayerfulness, service and integrity. As a school, our aim is to practically implement these values within the students’ everyday lives. As a school community, we strive to provide opportunities that will allow students to develop the skills to make meaning of their lives. As a result, students are guided to become reflective, self-directed learners who are: producers, participators, investigators, communicators, thinkers and problem solvers.