We, at St Joseph’s, believe that we can provide a faith-filled, caring environment where each child is given the best opportunities to grow and develop, striving for excellence in all areas of learning and building meaningful relationships with Jesus Christ and each other.
In partnership with the family, parish and community, the staff of St Joseph’s Catholic School will provide all students with opportunities to succeed and reach full potential in a culture of high expectations and emotional wellbeing through authentic relationships and positive attitudes. We are therefore committed to developing:
- A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST
Each child will be encouraged to develop a special, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- A 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 the child’s faith development.
- A FAITH COMMUNITY
Children will be valued, active members of a spirit- filled faith community. This encompasses the initiation and immersion into 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.
- 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.
- SELF ESTEEM
Fostering self-esteem is essential for the cognitive development and education of the ‘whole person’. Children need to grow as valued members of the school community.
Children will be given opportunities and encouraged to develop their feelings, goals and ideas in a spirit of care and cooperation with their peers.
Contact the School
95 Williwa Street
Portland NSW 2847
Phone: 02 6355 5111