St Mary St Joseph Catholic Primary School is a systemic school for boys and girls from Kindergarten to Year 6, in the Archdiocese of Sydney. The school and parish are committed to working in partnership with parents to nurture and challenge students as they grow in their Catholic faith and develop their potential.
Our school plays a very unique part in the history of Maroubra Bay. The Parish of Maroubra was created in 1914. The original school at Maroubra was at St Peter Claver's in Bellevue St. Founded by the Brigidine Sisters in 1935 our school community continues to be inspired by our motto 'Strength and Gentleness'.
St Mary's Church School was blessed and opened in 1951, on Malabar Rd, Maroubra Bay (the site of our current Parish Church). In the same year St Joseph's Church School was opened at Maroubra Beach on Fitzgerald Ave and St Mary’s School was opened at Maroubra Bay and they were blessed and opened. The Brigidine Sisters continued to staff both these K - 6 schools until 1970 when they were amalgamated and became separate campuses with Infants at St Joseph's and Primary at St Mary's. The schools were administered by the Brigidine Sisters until the end of 1988 when a lay Principal was appointed in 1989.
The Parish undertook a building program in 1993 and in 1994 the two campuses were amalgamated on the Beach site as St Mary-St Joseph Primary School, enrolling children K-6. The Parish Church and office then moved to its current location on Malabar Rd and became St Mary and St Joseph Catholic Church.