Welcome to the St Mary-St Joseph School website. It will provide you with the information you need to learn more about our school.
St Mary-St Joseph Catholic Primary School is located at Maroubra Beach in the Eastern Suburbs. It is a co-educational systemic primary school within the Archdiocese of Sydney, educating students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
Founded by the Brigidine Sisters in 1935, the school community continues to be inspired by our motto, ‘Strength and Gentleness’ and has a commitment to develop and build strong links to the charism and history of our founders and to work in partnership with the Parish. We are committed to educating students in Catholic beliefs, values, traditions and practices. Our Religious Education Program supports students to grow in faith, to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic tradition, and to become valued members of society continuing the Mission of Jesus.
At St Mary-St Joseph Catholic Primary School we provide quality educational programs that value child-centred pedagogy. We focus on the learning needs of the students in all curriculum areas and challenge our students to have a life-long love of learning and to succeed in their future lives. Our specialist programs include Art, Music and Sport. Information Communication Technology (ICT) is strategically integrated into the teaching and learning process, our school offers a full curriculum with many opportunities for students to achieve success in academic, sporting activities, debating, public speaking, visual and performing arts.
Pastoral Care is based on Restorative Justice Principles and includes the supporting programs Blue Earth, and Bounceback. Our School Student Representative Council and Leadership Team development actively support students from Kindergarten to Year 6 to develop skills in leadership and provide them with a voice in their education. Students are challenged to set personal goals, to achieve, to succeed, and to be resilient in failure in a caring, supportive and safe school community.
St Mary-St Joseph has a strong, supportive and active parent group and is assisted through great community involvement.
Staff members are caring, committed and proactive in striving for excellence.