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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.

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I would like to remind parents that next Monday is a pupil free day.  All members of staff will be engaging in professional learning to support the school’s academic program.  Writing has been a focus in our Annual Improvement Plan this year and we are continuing this focus into next year.  Teaching staff will be undertaking further professional learning in this area to support our plans for 2020.


Pope Francis has declared this October an Extraordinary Missionary Month calling for a reawakening of missionary vitality across the world.

In the country of Ghana, the people including children and young people face many life challenges. The local Church is responding, fulfilling its mission to build a better future for children and families on the margins.  Last term, Year 5 students had a visit from some members of the Catholic Mission organisation.  This included Monsignor Thomas Anamooh. Msgr Anamooh is the Rector of St Victor's Seminary in Tamale Diocese, Ghana and he spoke with the students about the work of Catholic Mission in Ghana.  The Year 5’s also participated in an activity to explore the idea of fair distribution of resources across the world.

On Thursday 31st October, Year 5 Students will be participating in Socktober and engaging our school community to SOCK IT TO POVERTY! Being involved in Socktober, helps to increase students’ awareness and understanding of poverty around the world as part of World Mission Month. Socktober involves children gaining sponsorship for 5 attempts at kicking a soccer goal – one of which is with a ‘Sockball’ handmade by the children.   This should be a fun event and the Year 5 students are looking forward to using their soccer shoot out skills for a worthy cause.

Catholic Mission urgently needs our support to help many needy children in the world.  A whole school mass will be held on Friday 25th October at 9.30am.  At this mass we will be celebrating World Teacher’s Day, Day for Daniel and Mission Month.  We will use this opportunity to pray for children around the world.    

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