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18th to 20th February
Year 6 Leadership Camp

1st March

Debutante Ball Applications close

3rd March

Debutante Ball Information Night

5th March

Pancake Day / Shorve Tuesday

6th March

Ash Wednesday Liturgy 10am

13th March

Year 1 Liturgy 2.15pm

14th March

Cross Country (10-12 year old)

17th March

Feast of St Patrick

4th April

9-12 yr old Athletics Carnival
at The Tolga Sports Reserve

5th April

Whole School Athletics Carnival

25th May

Debutante Ball

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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

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, which has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 2012. On this day, people all around the world celebrate the lives and achievements of people with Down Syndrome, creating a global voice, advocating for the rights, inclusion and wellbeing of people with Down syndrome. We want to get people talking about WDSD on 21 March. We can do this if we all wear socks… We will be holding a free dress dayand the children are asked to wear their most colourful socks and bring a gold coin donation. For more information on WDSD please see:

St Joseph's School uses our Parent Portal as the main channel of communication with our school community. Don’t miss out on important information about what’s happening. You can download notes from teachers, read newsletters, browse photos, fill electronic permission forms, check our calendar for upcoming events and see the latest news. There are also interactive features where you can let us know your child will be absent, keep your contact details up-to-date, check your child’s attendance, see your child’s timetable, Assessment Calendar and NAPLAN results. Access to our Parent Portal is restricted to parents/guardians of students at our school and a logon is required. If you have logged in before, your username and password has not changed, note the username is the email that the main office has on file. If you have forgotten your password, please contact the school office or use the forgotten password option in the Parent Portal.

To access the Parent Portal click the link in the Quick Links above or click here.

Year 6 students are currently attending a Leadership and team building camp at the Tinaroo Environmental Education Centre- Barron River Campus. We pray they have a wonderful time together.

On Wednesday March 6th our whole school Ash Wednesday liturgy will be held at 10.00am. Everyone is most welcome to attend. (Remember this is only a liturgy with the distribution of ashes). There will be Parish Masses held in Atherton on that day. It is important to remember that Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics.

This years' St Joseph's Debutante Ball will be held on Saturday 25th May 2019 at Merriland Hall, Atherton.  Doors open at 6.00pm and we ask that all guests are seated and ready for presentation of Debutantes at 6.30pm.  The meal will be served around 7.30pm approximately. 

Additional Information and an application form will be available from your school office from Monday 18 February 2019. Collection from your school is preferred, however the forms can be emailed by contacting Deana Nasser at deana@xeleratebynumbers.com.au.

Date claimers:
Deb Ball -  25 May 2019
Applications close:   - 1st March 2019
Information Night  - 3rd March 2019 at 6.15pm St Josephs Catholic Church



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