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Michael Lindsay Ordination
to Diaconate 6.30pm
Mary MacKillop Show
Family Fun Day
P&F Meeting 6pm
Last Day of Term 3
P&F Meeting 6pm
Day for Daniel
Remembrance Day Service
P&F Meeting 6pm
no later than 2.30pm
Welcome to St Joseph's Parish School, Atherton
St Joseph’s Parish School, catering for boys and girls from Prep to Year 6, is an integral part of the Cairns Diocese and the Atherton Catholic Parish. Located approximately one hour’s drive from Cairns, Atherton sits within the heart of the naturally beautiful and agriculturally rich Atherton Tablelands. Despite its many changes over the years, St Joseph’s Parish School has remained committed to providing its students with a well-balanced and relevant education and curriculum.
This website is designed to provide a practical and informative view of our school but by no means replaces personal contact. Please browse at your leisure but also feel free to contact us at any time.
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Latest News & Events
Let's Celebrate Children's Book Week!
All students (and staff) are invited to
participate in the character parade.
We want you to wear your favourite character outfit or bring
something to represent your favourite book or nursery rhyme to school. (Don't forget your school uniform to
change back into at first lunch break.) Maybe a red hooded jumper for 'Little Red Riding Hood', or a spider for
'Little Miss Muffet', Harry Potter's glasses, cape and wand, a striped shirt for 'Where's Wally' to mention a
few. Whatever you like—we just want you to join in the fun and help celebrate Children's Book Week. Date: Tuesday 25th August at 9am in the undercover area
We have quite a large number of students in Year 3 who are currently preparing to
receive the sacrament of Penance/ Reconciliation in September. Please continue
to pray these families as they continue their preparation over the next couple of
I thought I might include a couple of tips this week about God's love and
forgiveness. These are valuable tips for not only these children preparing for the
sacrament but for everyone.
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE OAK
Our Yr 6 students showed their community spirit by setting up and running the side
show alley at Sunday's Feast of the Lady of the Oak celebrations. Thanks to all
students, parents and Ms Payne for the great effort they put in.
RESPITE CENTRE VISIT
For Catholic Education Week the Year Five Students
decided a visit to the Atherton Respite Centre would be
an excellent opportunity to demonstrate a 'Random Act
of Kindness'. The visit would also assist to reinforce the
values the students are studying in the Making Jesus
Real programme. The programme is centred around the
belief that we are the image of Jesus to all those people
around us. We are His representatives and our actions
should reflect His values.
During the visit the students had the opportunity to
interact with people with disabilities and the elderly. They
performed songs, recited poetry and presented the
residents of the Centre with cards and poems containing
Here what some of the
students thought of the
"My experience of the
visit was warming
because I did something
good for other people." Martin
"I felt really happy
that I cheered
someone up. The
elderly loved us and I
liked singing the
Last Friday we celebrated a whole
school mass to celebrate the Feast
of the Assumption. The children
displayed wonderful participation in
the mass by bringing flowers to
Mary, acting out the Gospel story
and doing actions to our hymn "Mary
said Yes." It was a lovely celebration.
FATHER'S DAY STALL
Its hard to believe but Fathers Day is just around the corner.
Once again, Mini Vinnies will be having their famous gift stall in the library,
with gifts for Dad ranging from $2 to $5.
This year we have socks, keyrings, can coolers, BBQ aprons and much,
much more. Drop in to the library to see what's in stock.
Sales will open on Tuesday, August 18, and stock will
be available until Friday August 28, or until sold out.
All proceeds go to our local St Vincent de Paul Society.
Check out the latest newsletter for all the news and photos!