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Welcome to St Joseph's Parish School, Atherton

St Joseph’s Parish School, catering for boys and girls from Prep to Year 6, is an integral part of the Cairns Diocese and the Atherton Catholic Parish. Located approximately one hour’s drive from Cairns, Atherton sits within the heart of the naturally beautiful and agriculturally rich Atherton Tablelands. Despite its many changes over the years, St Joseph’s Parish School has remained committed to providing its students with a well-balanced and relevant education and curriculum.

This website is designed to provide a practical and informative view of our school but by no means replaces personal contact. Please browse at your leisure but also feel free to contact us at any time.

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Latest News & Events

Students and staff gathered today to commemorate ANZAC Day – a day on which all Australians remember the sacrifice of those who have died in war. During this service we remembered the men and women who have been involved in all battles and thanked the armed services who gave of themselves to protect our country and strive for world peace. During the service, which was lead by our student leaders, we prayed that the strength and courage displayed by the ANZAC soldiers who fought to protect our country, will be with all of us as we strive for peace in our world.

Thank you those students, parents and staff members who have offered to represent our school, at the community march and parade on Anzac Day tomorrow. Please remember to assemble near the old RSL building on the KFC side at 10.45am.

Deb Ball - 26th May
The Deb Ball team have preparations well underway, but would love some more assistance to help share the load leading up to event and on the day itself. Please raise your hand to Deana Nasser (0408 953 511) or Jamie Delai (0409 071 009).

A huge thankyou to all those students and families who contributed to our Project Compassion appeal during Lent. Thanks to everyone for your wonderful support of this worthwhile cause, so far just over $200 has been raised.

Anyone who might still have any Project compassion boxes at home, please bring them to school as soon as is possible, so we can add this to our total before sending off.

Each year, Atherton Catholic Parish conducts parish-based sacramental programs for Catholic Students. Students must already be baptised to be able to join these programs.

Our parish priest Father Barry Craig will be introducing a new program into the Parish this year. In Term 1 & 2 Confirmation, Eucharist and Penance will be prepared for by students in Year 4 or older. Bishop James Foley will be here to confirm the children in our parish on Friday 8th June at a special Rite of Confirmation starting at 6pm. First Eucharist will be celebrated on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June at various weekend masses.

Catholic students in Year 4 have received a letter from the Parish Office. Please check with your child about this envelope. If your child is new to the school or you need any further information about these programs, please feel free to contact the Parish Office on 4091 1125 or email atherton.parish@cairns.catholic.org.au.

Parents who want their children Baptised are also asked to contact the Parish Office as this sacrament is organised by another special team in the Parish. Parish Office hours are Wednesday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

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