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
WORLD TEACHERS DAY
On Friday, 29th October, Australia celebrates World Teachers’ Day. World Teachers’ Day provides the opportunity to draw public attention to the role of teachers worldwide as well as to the crucial importance of the role they play in society. World Teachers’ Day acknowledges the efforts of teachers in an increasingly complex, multicultural and technological society. It is a day on which students, parents and community members can demonstrate their appreciation for the contributions that teachers have made to their community and for the life-giving work they do in enriching the social, economic and intellectual fabric of our world.
As a Principal, I would like to commend and thank the teachers of our school for the vital work they do, for the example that they set, for the support that they extend, and for the extra mile that they walk each and every day to ensure that students are given the very best of learning opportunities.
MISSION MONTH – “Socktober'
This year, students from Year 5 have been invited to participate in Catholic Missions’ Socktober fundraising initiative. Students who bring in donations will participate in a penalty shoot-out using 4 ordinary soccer balls and one “sockball” that students will make in class using recycled materials. This is to appreciate how children in poor countries of the world would make their own soccer ball. The “Socktober Shootout” will occur on Friday November 5 at 10.15am. If you would like to support the Year 5 students fundraising effort, please bring in a gold coin donation and wear coloured socks on that day.
2022 PREP ENROLMENTS
The enrolment process for our 2022 Prep classes has commenced. As existing families with Prep age children receive priority placement, I urge existing families to ensure they have lodged their enrolment form.
I would also ask for your assistance in informing new families who may be considering enrolling their child here at St Joseph’s in any grade to make contact with the school as soon as possible. Word of mouth is always the best form of communication and I am always thankful for the positive feedback I hear from new enrolments, and I am most appreciative of those of you who spread the “good news” about our great school.