Welcome to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Portland
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Portland is a Kindergarten to Year 6 school located in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, 164 kilometres west of Sydney, St Joseph’s is a small coeducational, primary school situated within the Diocese of Bathurst. The school is set on Convent Hill in Portland overlooking peaceful and historic views of the town and surrounding landscape.
“The Catholic School, far more than any other, must be a community whose aim is the transmission of values for living. Its worth is seen as promoting a faith relationship with Christ in whom all values find fulfillment.”
Staff of St Joseph’s School have always worked to develop an environment which celebrates faith, strives for excellence and promotes the wellbeing of all. The school motto ‘Faith and Truth’ has become embedded in the school ethos through the years of teaching firstly, by the Sisters of St Joseph followed by the Lay personnel who have staffed the school. Many students, parents and staff look back with a great sense of belonging and achievement.
Some unique features of the school are its size, the positive attitude towards learning of staff and students and the development of the Catholic values of the sacredness of life, stewardship of creation, social justice and moral responsibility. Academically, students are encouraged to realise their full potential in an atmosphere that recognises individual levels of development equipping them with the skills to cope in our world today. The encouragement of fair competition and the provision of opportunities for sporting advancement are also important features of the school.
Acknowledgement of Country
We respectfully acknowledge the Wiradjuri people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which we gather. We pay our respects to Elders,
past, present and future, for thry hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes.
We extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
May we all walk gently on this land.
CEDB CHILD SAFETY STATEMENT
Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst is committed to a culture where children are safe, supported and nurtured to grow and develop.
The protection and wellbeing of children and young people is based upon the belief that each person is made in the image and likeness of God,
and that the inherent dignity of all should be recognised and fostered.
In safeguarding our community we work to develop and enhance the dignity of every member of our community.
CEDB is commetted to instilling Safe Child standards in all our schools and CEDB with an understanding that keeping children safe is the
responsibilty of everyone within our school community.
Mrs Christina Trimble
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