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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.St Joseph's logo

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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This Thursday 18th September is Mercy Day. Our school will be having a Casual Clothes day to raise funds for MercyWorks. As St Joseph’s is a school, that was established by the Sisters of Mercy, we have a strong link to the Mercy tradition and charism. Funds raised will go towards MercyWorks who are supporting local and overseas development activities that promote justice and self reliance. They are supporting communities, who are denied access to basic resources such as education, health care and social welfare.

The founder of the Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McAuley wrote, “The poor need help today not next week.” So lets all support this worthwhile cause.

Please ensure children have appropriate clothing and footwear. Those children participating in HPE would need to ensure they have joggers for that lesson.

Welcome to the last ‘Bookworm’ for this term. Thank you to those students who participated in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Certificates will be handed out in Term 4.

Holidays and Borrowing? Yes, students are more than welcome to borrow lots of books over the holidays. Students, just check with Mum or Dad if you wish to borrow more than your usual four books. This is so they are aware that you have extra valuable cargo inside your library bag and the need to keep it safe. Students in the lower grades will receive eight home readers to continue with this program over the holiday break.

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A lovely evening was held on Thursday 4th September, where 24 young candidates from the Parish, received the sacrament of Penance for the first time. It was wonderful to see their excitement in participating in this sacrament, and their huge smiles when they had finished their reconciliation. They can now appreciate a little better the enormous love God has for each one of them. A huge congratulations is to be extended to these students and their families for this important milestone in their faith journey.

I wish to thank those in both the school and parish communities for their assistance in this program. In particular the group leaders, Pina Crear, Jo Flynn, Alfina Tolentini and Elizabeth Rosenberg. Thanks also to Father Greg Moses and Father John Newman. And to Paul MacCallum who came along to play for this special occasion. It is through the wonderful gift of giving that allows these events to run smoothly.

Congratulations to the students from our school:- Alex, Ned, Jake, Kyla, Natalie, Ryan, Alexander, Emma, Christopher, Ruby, Dane and Jody.

P&F Car Raffle - DON'T FORGET to get your tickets! Envelopes are available at the school office if you would like to purchase tickets or perhaps get some more! Books of tickets are also available for parents to collect from the school office to re-sell. Drawn 25th October 2014 At St Joseph's Spring Fair Dance Night at Merriland.

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