Transforming the learning of each student every day.
Together We Can
St Joseph's is proud to be part of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s system of 80 Catholic primary and secondary schools operating across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains providing more than 43,500 students with a high-quality, low fee Catholic education.
At St Joseph's our learning environment provides security, freedom to take risks, self-discipline, challenges, and stimulation to learn. Students experience success and opportunities in the pursuit of personal excellence. They interact cooperatively in groups where they plan, share ideas and help each other.
Parents, staff, pastor and students work together as a community, valuing and celebrating all contributions: because ‘together we can’ truly achieve great things.
At St Joseph’s Primary we promote educational and personal excellence in our students, attending to their spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development.
Our school crest
Our crest is expressive of our community – grounded in Christ, respectful of the gifts of creation, and aware of our whole Australian heritage in spirituality and our environment.
The bird: the spirit of creation and the sacred presence
The Cross: we are anchored in Christ
The shape: taken from the MacKillop cross represents our connection with Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph
The mountains/land: represents our mandate to care for the earth
The gum leaves: show our Australian context and culture
Our school crest
My kids feel safe in their school, St Joseph's. And most especially, we really appreciate the teachers' effort and patience with our son's special needs.
From the first moment of its inception our community enthusiastically welcomed the idea of a second school for the Mary Immaculate Quakers Hill/ Schofields parish.
In September of 1997, the pioneer 70 children and staff moved to 78 Alex Avenue, Schofields, directly behind the new St John Paul II Catholic College (formerly known as Terra Sancta College). From that point, enrolments grew from 70 to 100 by the end of the year.
Saint Mary MacKillop shares pride of place with St Joseph as guardians of our school, and both feasts are celebrated with due reverence in May and August. The school draws its spiritual life from its earliest links with the Josephite Sisters and Saint Mary MacKillop.
When our architect set about designing the school he was given the brief to keep in mind the concept of Australian spirituality — finding God here with us in the beauty of creation and the life of people of the church in Australia. This was expressed in the comfortable, country-style classrooms that resemble small houses. These cottages are arranged in a circle, like a country village, around a central play area. The colourful panels on the front of the cottages are in earthy tones and pick up the creation theme.
The concepts of inclusion, security, comfort, and belonging are easily identified through the architecture and the spirit of greeting that welcomes all at the entrance of our school – ‘Peace be with you'.
We invite you to join our vibrant learning community
Contact us today to find out how to enrol.