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23rd January
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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 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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Limited Prep places are still available in 2017.  For enrolment enquiries over the Christmas break please email us at principal.atherton@cns.catholic.edu.au

Latest News & Events


With the beginnings of a dedicated Arts and Technology Department next year we look forward to seeing a diversity of opportunities for students to develop and express their creative talents. In the technology arena we look forward to growing our resources and learning opportunities to develop enquiring minds and innovative thought.

We will also be beginning to consolidate existing opportunities and to develop new opportunities and programmes for students who might benefit from further extension and challenge.

Now accepting enrolments for 2015Meanwhile, within our Counselling Services, new resources will be gradually purchased to provide engaging opportunities for students with diverse needs. All in all, a significant investment will be made to develop these areas in 2017 and we intend to continue growing and developing them into the future while also keeping an eye out for other areas of school life we can grow or enrich. In some of these areas, expenditure has been made possible through the support of your P&F which deploys the fundraising levy that families contribute towards.

We are grateful for the ongoing support of the P&F and, as always, commend to all parents to get involved in whatever ways they can. Besides all the above, the building project will be a significant development next year and we look forward to when we might move into the new spaces (classrooms, tuckshop and under-cover areas) that this project will provide.

A new free learning potential app has been released by the Federal Government. This app is for parents with tips and ways to be more involved in their child’s learning. It’s for all ages, from the high chair to high school, and it gives you:

* tips and hints
* relevant information tailored to your child’s age
* fun and easy ways to stimulate learning

This is the link http://education.gov.au/news/new-learning-potential-app    


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