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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                            

In Australia, Catholic Mission has designated Wednesday 25th October 2017 as Children's Mission Day. This day is a time to promote mission in a manner appropriate and relevant to students, and to celebrate the wonderful fundraising efforts of Catholic Mission’s work with children worldwide. We will use this opportunity to hold a “Socktober Storytime Day” where each class will read a story that offers a powerful message about mission, social justice or making a difference.

Catholic Mission urgently needs our support to help many needy children in the world. A liturgy will be held on Friday 27th October at 12 noon. At this liturgy 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.

Now accepting enrolments for 2015MISSION MONTH- FUNDRAISING IDEAS
The following fundraising idea is being organised to raise funds for Catholic Mission:
Wednesday 1st November - Pass the sock around
Children can start bringing in their coins at anytime during the month and place them into their class coin collection box. On the 1st day of November, the money will be counted and the sock weighed from each class. The class with the heaviest sock and most money raised will win a prize!       


Boys and girls from Years 5 and 6 recently represented St Joseph’s at the T20 Blast Cricket Cup, which was held at Tolga Cricket Grounds on September 15th. T20 Blast is a form of cricket played by teams of eight with Kanga Cricket (plastic) equipment. Modified games are generally played for 40 mins. This is the 4th year that this competition has run for school teams in primary schools and high schools across Queensland. This Tableland competition aims for students to have fun playing cricket as well as providing a pathway for school teams to go further.

This was the first year St Joseph’s entered a girls’ team and they did well, winning three of their five games. For most of the girls, this was their first experience playing cricket. They had a wonderful time and we congratulate them on their dedication (training 3 days a week during their lunch breaks) and for showing excellent teamwork and sportsmanship on the day. A big thank you to Mrs Shuttleworth for assisting Mrs Flynn with the girl’s team on the day.

The boys’ team also did extremely well. They lost one match by 3 runs to Tolga State School, who were the overall winners of the Tableland T20 Cricket Cup. Cricket representatives from Cricket Queensland were so impressed by our boys’ performance that they have been asked to compete in the T20 Blast Schools Cup - Peninsula Far North Finals on October 13th in Cairns. We wish them all the very best and know that they will make St Joseph’s proud. Thank you to Mr Lennon and Mr Palmer for assisting with the boys’ team on the day.

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