A SPECIAL REPORT: Wellbeing Barometer Survey: 2024

The Wellbeing Barometer survey has proven to be an invaluable tool for schools, providing insights into the state of youth mental health and wellbeing. Whilst last year’s results focussed the spotlight on areas of concern, there were also many highlights that demonstrated the resilience and adaptability of students and emphasised the necessity of prevention strategies.

Participating in this year’s survey, will assist in identifying areas of strength and concern, as well as pinpointing opportunities for early intervention. Previously gathered information has helped support families as they navigate difficult conversations that enable understanding and foster connections to build relationships.

This survey is part of an ongoing, longitudinal study, with the results being instrumental in tailoring support for students and their families. Participation is strongly encouraged, as it provides a comprehensive view of students’ experiences, challenges, and achievements over the past year. Its aim is to capture a comprehensive picture of young people’s lives, allowing for a tailored approach to enhance mental and emotional wellbeing.

We encourage you to take a few moments to complete a survey for each of your children. This will help us determine the nature and extent of your concerns and how best to support families in the months ahead. Responses remain anonymous and will only be reported on an aggregated basis. You are asked to base your responses on observations made in the last 12 months.

Acquiring the skills for future independence, taking healthy risks, and giving young people the opportunity to emancipate from parents, are key developmental tasks that are essential if we are to stave off the impact of mental illness in the future.

We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school for further information or seek medical or professional help.

Here is the link to your special report:


Welcome to the start of a new school year!

It’s a thrilling time filled with the anticipation of reuniting with friends, exploring new classroom arrangements, and encountering our fantastic teachers. School officially commences on Wednesday, January 31st, for ALL students attending on the first day. (Note: Foundation students will conclude their day at 12:30 pm.)

For your convenience, the school office will be open two days prior for any inquiries or to pick up new uniforms.

We’ve got all the necessary stationary supplies covered for our students, but parents, please ensure your child comes equipped with a labeled drink bottle and lunch/snack. As a gentle reminder, hats are mandatory in Term 1 as part of our ‘No hat, no play’ policy.

We’re looking forward to an amazing school year ahead!

Current Employment Opportunities

At St Joseph’s we hold the care, safety, and well-being of our children as the central and fundamental responsibility of our school. We are seeking to fulfill the following position:

  • Cleaner – Part time ongoing – FTE 0.27 (2 hours a day Monday to Friday)

Please click on the link below to find a copy of the position descriptions and required criteria.

Job Description Cleaner 2024

Applications due no later than 4pm Thursday 12th April 2024

Application Procedure

To apply- please provide a letter of application and a current CV, as well as the non-teaching application form (link below) to kdaly@stjorbost.catholic.edu.au.

Application for Employment Cleaner 2024