Our Vision & Mission Statements

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
St Joseph’s School established by the Sisters of St Joseph seeks to provide a faith-filled caring environment where the child is encouraged to develop as an integrated person, striving for excellence, growing in relationship with God and having respect for self and others.
 

OUR VISION
At St Joseph's we believe that ALL children in our school should be given the opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential, in an atmosphere of love and concern, the whole person will be developed SPIRITUALLY, MORALLY, SOCIALLY, ACADEMICALLY, PHYSICALLY and EMOTIONALLY.
 
We endeavor to promote the basic skills and knowledge that are necessary for students to take their place as fulfilled and enriched Christian members of our Australian Society.
 
We at St Joseph’s School endorse the Vatican Council’s vision of a Catholic School and see as our mission, committment to the following:
 
An authentic Catholic School…

Founded on the person of Jesus Christ and enlivened by Gospel values
Highlighting the relevance of our faith to life and contemporary culture
Embedded within the community of believers and sharing in the evangelising mission of the Church
Committed to the development of the whole person

 

Personal Relationship With God
St Joseph's School seeks to provide a faith-filled caring environment where the child is encouraged to develop as an integrated person, striving for excellence, growing in relationship with God and having respect for self and others.
 
Shared Ministry
Parents, School and Parish work in partnership as a shared ministry to engender and affirm the Catholic Faith according to the appropriate level of a child’s faith development.
 
Faith Community
Children will be valued, active members of Spirit-filled Faith Community. This encompasses the initiation and immersion onto the Sacramental life of the church, rich liturgical experiences and frequent opportunities for prayer.
 
Witness to Faith
As Christians we will develop a sense of responsibility to actively witness and share our faith, particularly in the fostering of Gospel values in the wider community.
 
Social Responsibility
By developing an awareness of the value of God’s creation, we will foster a responsible, balanced attitude towards the community and the environment.
 
Self Esteem
Fostering self-esteem is essential for the cognitive development and education of the “whole person”. Children need to be allowed to grow as valued members of the school community.
 
Full Potential
Children will be encouraged to realise their full potential. This should be achieved in an atmosphere that values excellence in all areas of endeavour, recognises individual levels of development and equips children with the skills to cope with the future.
 
Self Discipline
The individual development of self discipline will occur in a Christian environment which fosters self direction and free will.
 
Independence
Children will be given opportunities and encouraged to develop their feelings, goals and ideas in a spirit of love and co-operation with their peers.
 
Availability of Catholic Education
The opportunity of experiencing a Catholic Education will, where possible, be available to all children, regardless of social, financial, intellectual or physical needs in accordance with the Diocesan Enrolment Policy.