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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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Now accepting enrolments for 2015Latest News & Events                            

Existing families with children due to commence Prep in 2018 are advised to complete an enrolment application form sooner rather than later. We have already begun accepting enrolment applications from new families for Prep in 2018 and as is my custom I would like to extend the courtesy to existing families before we confirm the enrolment of too many new families.

I expect to complete enrolment interviews by the middle of term two and once Prep classes are full (25 students each) we cannot take any more students for 2018. While of course we look forward to every child joining their older siblings at St. Joseph's, we also have a physical limit to the number of students we can take. Therefore, it is important for existing families to enroll their children due for Prep in 2018 before we enroll too many new families and potentially we have no places left for later-enrolling siblings. For an enrolment form, please either drop by the school office and collect one or download a copy here.

Current plans and artist’s impressions of the new building to be constructed this year together with up to date information about alternative arrangements during the construction time (rest of this year) can be found at the following site:

As of last weekend, professional asbestos removal is occurring from the buildings affected (the old Gr 6 classroom and Tuckshop, and the eaves of the Administration building). As a result, the old classroom/Tuckshop and the covered area for bus lines have now had their access restricted.

The most immediate impact at present are the bus lines of an afternoon. All students catching buses in the afternoons will now be lining up in the basketball courts. The bus stopping lane remains the same for the time being. After the next school holidays, however, all buses will be dropping-off and picking up from the oval side of Alice Street.

Parents are reminded that from the beginning of next term there can be no car stopping or parking on the oval side of Alice Street on the down-hill side of the pedestrian crossing during the times signed. As of next term, police will apply fines for stopping/parking there as it will be a regulated bus zone.


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Participants in the Peninsula Basketball Carnival

School Futsal Team St Joey's Roos


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