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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

Lest we Forget- Anzac Day- School Service - Staff and students gathered around our Remembrance Garden for a Prayer Service on Tuesday 24th April to commemorate Anzac Day. It was an important time to pray for those who have fought for our Country and to pray for peace in our world.

Anzac Day- Community Service - Many thanks to the staff, students and families who came along to march together as a school community at the Anzac service held last week. It is wonderful to see that many young people regard this as an important time to remember.

We also had a number of students who went along with Miss Keough to the Dawn Service at the Avenue of Honour in Yungaburra.

We were very fortunate to have a visit by well known musician Michael Mangan this week. Michael Mangan is a composer, teacher and music liturgist who is based in Brisbane.Aformerspecialistmusicteacher, he has composed over 250 pieces which are widely used in Liturgy and Religious Education programmes in schools and parishes throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. Michael's music is published in North America by World Library Publications, Chicago. His compositions are known for their "singability" and suitability for liturgical celebrations, especially with children. The children (and teachers) thought that the concert was awesome, and we learnt some new songs to add to our repertoire.

Friday, 18th May, is Walk Safely to School Day. Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual, national event when all primary school children are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a community event seeking to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment. WSTSD promotes the important message that active kids are healthy kids. The event encourages parents, carers and their children to build regular walking to and from school into their daily routine. Children need a minimum of 60 minutes exercise per day. Encouraging less driving and more walking aims to decrease dangerous vehicle congestion around schools and reduce carbon emissions from idling cars. Lastly, it is just a nice way to be part of your community. A Walk to School form will be emailed to parents, detailing the plan for the day. Please read and return the form by Monday, 14th May.

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).

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