School Community

School Community

St Joseph’s Primary School is a welcoming and active community. We aim to build strong relationships between school, families, our parish and our local community and value the participation of this wider community in the life of the school.

Support from parents is crucial to the success of the school. There are many opportunities to be actively involved in your child’s education and nurture the partnership between home and school. A spirit of co-operation within the school community is fostered when community members:

  • Embrace opportunities to attend school functions and community events
  • Support the Parents Club
  • Assist with the Breakfast Program
  • Volunteer as classroom helpers

N.B. Volunteers must furnish a current Working with Children Check, sign St Joseph’s Code of Conduct and attend a helpers meeting, at the advertised time during the second week of the school year or meet with the Principal at a mutually convenient time.

Collaborative Conferences

Collaborative conferences with parents, teachers and students take place each semester. Written reports are provided in June and December. To ensure that the Parent / School partnership is maintained, teachers or parents may request an interview concerning the development of a child at any time. As teachers have professional learning commitments after school, please ensure that these chats are held at mutually convenient times.

Community Involvement

Our students are actively involved in many aspects of the wider community, for example, participation in the Anzac Day March and Ceremony, Junior Rotary Awards, preparing and cooking soup for our community Food Pantry, regular visits to Lochiel House and Waratah Lodge and fundraising for various organisations.