About us:

St Joseph’s is a small primary school located in the very diverse and vibrant suburb of Collingwood. We are part of 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, with students from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. This includes children from 13 different language backgrounds.

We currently have 5 classes of students arranged as follows:

This class structure allows students to learn in small, personalised and targeted groups at their point of need.

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: