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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.

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Year 4, 4/5, 5/6 & 6 celebrated a liturgy last week to celebrate the feast of St Mary MacKillop.  Students were responsible for doing many special parts during the Liturgy which made it very special and it was wonderful to see so many parents, grandparents and friends coming along to celebrate the Liturgy with the students.

Parent Teacher InterviewsParent-Teacher Interviews (aka: Oral Reporting) is occurring on Monday and Tuesday of Week 7 this term (21-22 August) from after school until 6pm finish on each day. Bookings are not yet open for parents to make; but when they are it will be via our online bookings system called PTO. This can be accessed by clicking on the button on the right. 

To login: you will need to login using the email address you have listed in our system and the password issued to you in the past. For new parents to the school (or those who have misplaced their credentials), there will be the option to request a new password – you need to enter the email exactly as we have it on our school database and your new password will be emailed to that address. If you have changed your email address since last time, you may need to request a new password again. All parents will be emailed and SMS’d when the online booking system is open for parents to use.


On Wednesday 9th August, nine students from Year 6 represented St Joseph’s at the annual Languages Competition in Cairns. Our students were outstanding and worked extremely hard preparing for the competition. Special congratulations to Tegan who came first in the Year 6 section and also retained the Primary Schools trophy for St Joseph’s.  A huge thank you must go to Mrs Liviana Klein who supported the children with the preparation of their speeches.



Next week from Monday 21st August to Friday 25th August we will be celebrating Book Week in the library. This year the theme is “Escape to Everywhere.” Our library will showcase most of the books shortlisted for this event. It is a week where we celebrate our great Australian authors and illustrators. Activities will be organised for each big lunch break. The Prep classes had an early start and have completed their Book Week activities. Prep OF will have a display for the book “Chip” and Prep OA will have a display for the book “Gary”. Be sure to visit the library during Book Week and join in the fun!

Another event organised for Book Week is the character parade. Come dressed as your favourite character from your favourite book. Bring along the book too, to show everyone. This event will take place on Wednesday 23rd August at 9am. Come to school dressed in your outfit, but please bring along your uniform to change into at first lunch break. The parade will take place on the basketball court and parents are most welcome to come along.




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