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Catholic Education Services
Prep Open Day
Year 1 Liturgy 10am
Year 2 & 3 Liturgy 1pm
1st Sunday of Advent
Year 7 Farewell Mass
6pm followed by dinner
Prep Christmas Liturgy 9.30am
Whole School Mass 10am
School Concert 1.50pm
Last day of school
Australia Day Holiday
Term 1 begins
Welcome to St Joseph's Parish School, Atherton
St Joseph’s Parish School, catering for boys and girls from Prep to Year 7, 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.
Please click here for a message from our Principal, Mrs Trish Nash.
Latest News & Events
MINI VINNIES DISCO
A huge thank you to everyone who attended, supported or helped with the disco last Friday night 22nd November.
The children had a blast, dancing the night away, and playing lots of games like Monte Carlo and Limbo.
The meal deals were a hit, with over 130 pieces of pizza being served.
The total funds raised for St Vincent de Paul’s Christmas appeal was a whopping $295. Once again , thank you St Joseph’s. You’re a wonderful school community!!!!!!!
END OF YEAR MASS
Next Thursday, 5th December we will be holding
the last whole school mass for 2013. This will be
the final opportunity for the school community to
gather and celebrate all of the fantastic things
that have happened throughout the year before we head into the
Christmas holidays. The mass will also be an opportunity to bid farewell to
families leaving the school and to present Certificates of Completion to our
Year 7 students. Mass will begin at 10:00am. All are warmly invited to join
us for this celebration.
PREMIER'S READING CHALLENGE
Congratulations to all students who participated in this event.
Certificates were handed out on assembly last Monday. Special congratulations to Prep T, Prep V and
Year 1L for 100% class participation. Well done everyone!
|NOTICE TO ALL FAMILIES & STAFF
Phone app available in time for cyclone season!
A Cairns Catholic Education phone app for smart phones and tablets (iPhone and Android) is now available for download.
Staff and families are asked to please download this app as it will facilitate instant communication and push notifications in the case of cyclones and any other emergency situations.
For those without a smart device, the content will be replicated on the home page of the new Cairns Catholic Education website at www.cns.catholic.edu.au, due to go live in early December.
Our school will have its own version of this app in the new year, but until then, please download the Cairns Catholic Education app by searching for ‘Cairns Catholic Education in your device’s app store.
Mini Vinnies is supporting the St Vincent De Paul by
organising Christmas hampers to support needy families in
the local community. We are asking St Joseph’s families to
contribute to this worthy cause by donating non-perishable
A Jesse Tree, along with a donation box is in the foyer of
the school office. If you would like to contribute, please
place your gift in the box. In appreciation of this, please
take a decorated symbol from the Jesse Tree.
The tradition of the Jesse Tree comes to us from Europe
where during Advent, a tree is decorated with various
symbols that remind us of the purpose and promises of
God. The symbols and related stories are from Creation to
the Birth of Jesus. Jesse was the father of King David. We
invite you to join us in sharing these scripture stories from
the bible and extending the spirit of Christmas in our
community by donating to this worthy cause.
“He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find
Christmas under a tree.” Author unknown
As we complete another school year, the staff and students of St Joseph’s would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents and carers who have helped out in so many ways throughout the year. You, the parents and carers, are an absolutely vital ingredient in the success of this school and your child’s education. We really appreciate all your help and involvement and look forward to your participation once again in 2014.
Check out the latest newsletter for all the news and photos!