About us:

St Joseph’s is a small primary school located in the very diverse and vibrant suburb of Collingwood. One of two schools in the parish of Our Lady of the Southern Cross Collingwood / Clifton Hill, it has a long history dating back to the early 1860s.

Our school is rich in cultural diversity, in both cultural and religion. Currently we have children from 8  different language backgrounds.

We believe that schools, along with families, play an important role in educating children while also promoting their social and emotional health. This is essential in improving their learning outcomes. Staff members at our school are highly committed to a holistic approach to schooling and therefore all school programs must be dynamic and responsive to need. We cater for a range of needs through support and extension. Many of the needs which emerge, are catered for through partnership and collaboration. Successful partnerships have been forged with other schools, business and community groups and agencies to support the educational, cultural, artistic, social and wellbeing programs we offer.

Our School Aims: