History

A brief history of St Joseph's

In 1973 St Joseph's Parish was established from the older parish of Liverpool, to serve the growing residential area.

The parish priest, Fr Terrence Duggan, and Archdiocesan authorities decided that a parish school was warranted, and a funding grant was obtained from the Commonwealth government.

On 13 April 1975 St Joseph's School was officially opened by the Prime Minister, Mr Gough Whitlam, and blessed by Cardinal James Freeman. The school began that year with 27 Kindergarten students. The original building had six classrooms, and classes were added each year until 1981 when it catered for girls from K-6 and boys from K-4.

In 1990, with the closure of the primary section of Patrician Brothers' College, Liverpool, St Joseph's boys were retained at the school to Year 6.

In 2002, a major capital development program costing $1.8m was completed which provided new and refurbished facilities for both staff and students.

In 2009, the school with Federal Government funding, commenced the design and construction of new Kindergarten and Year 1 classrooms with a Reading Recovery room and a shared flexible learning space. A large shaded all weather play area was installed and the relocation of an existing undercover shade area to the Northern Playground was completed mid year.

In addition, four classrooms have undergone refurbishment and enlargement with the installation of Interactive Whiteboards in the remaining six classrooms.

The current Principal, Mrs Carol Luc was appointed to lead St Joseph's School at the beginning of 2009 with a student population of 365 and 30 members of staff.