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14th February
Ash Wednesday

21st February
P&F AGM 6pm

27th February
Year 5 & 6 Class Liturgy 10am

2nd March

Year 3 Liturgy 2.15pm

29th March
Last day of Term 1

16th April

Pupil Free Day

17th April

Classes resume for Term 2


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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.

St Joseph's logoThis 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

This week is full of exciting events. Our Year 6 students have been out to Tinaroo for their Leadership Camp. It has been an amazing opportunity for them to develop their independence, recognise their individual talents and strengths, engage in team building activities and understand their leadership capacity. Thank you to Miss Keough and Mrs MacCallum for all the work they have put into ensuring that camp is a success for our students. We also need to thank Mr John Donovan and our Adopt-a-Cop, Sergeant Winfried Weiss, for assisting on camp.

Now accepting enrolments for 2015This week, we have also begun our Lenten journey by celebrating Shrove Tuesday with the traditional cooking of pancakes. Thank you to Year 5 for your assistance with the cooking. We will celebrate our school Liturgy for Ash Wednesday, where ashes will be distributed to students, staff and families in attendance. We now enter a time of preparation for the two most important days in the Christian year, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. During this time we recognise our brokenness and separation from God through prayer, fasting and penance and service to others. It is a time for spiritual reflections and conversion of heart as we remember the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for us when he submitted himself to be humiliated and tortured before dying on the cross.        

P&F AGM 21st February 6pm Joey's Staffroom

No matter what configuration your family comes in we're all in this 'raising humans' gig together & as a parent/carer at Joeys you are automatically a part of our Parents & Friends Association (phew, you were worried about missing out weren't you!)

We aim to support our parents, partner with the school & engage with the Parish to create better outcomes for all our kids.

Next week we will have our first hash-out for 2018..... seeing what did/didn't work in 2017 & making plans for the year ahead. 

Everyone is welcome to come along and there are usually a few kids running around.

Any queries/ideas: pandf@stjoeys.qld.gov.au  or 0428 913 614


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