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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                            

I was looking at the construction timeline just the other day and I became excited at the prospect of what we (hopefully) will return to after the holidays: the slab is going in by the end of this week and blockwork for the ground floor will be completed during the holidays. As next term begins, the suspended slab for the 1st floor will be formed and before you know it a building will very visibly emerge from behind the partition screening.

And as I reflect on that I recall how impatient and frustrated many of us were in the first half of the year as commencement of the project seemed far off. When we return in late January the building should be pretty much completed with just some finishing touches to be made. One delay, however, will be the lift: legislation these days requires that we cannot occupy the building for use with classes until disability access is operational. The company who are manufacturing the lift have advised that an ETA for delivery and then installation won’t happen until late February. For the moment, this means that classes will temporarily be housed elsewhere around the school until that official hand-over date. For now, we expect to be learning and teaching in the new classrooms towards the middle of Term 1, 2018. Leadership Team are currently finalising the logistics for this.



On Friday 1st September, the basketball court was transformed into our very own Talent Show showcasing the gifts and talents of our students.  It was an exciting time for all students. Lunchtimes were filled with students auditioning and practicing for their parts.  Despite sickness and technical difficulties, our students rose to the occasion and performed admirably for all. Talents displayed were dance acts, drumming, piano recitals and singing.

St Joey's Got Talent was creation of Natalie, Ella, MacKenzie and Caitlin who came up with the idea in Term 1. They have been the backbone of this Talent Show from conception through to auditions and the performance. Thank you girls!  We look forward to this Talent Show being repeated again next year!



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