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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.

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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Now accepting enrolments for 2015

Latest News & Events

Welcome back to school routine. Term 4 is a short term, only 9 weeks and is promising, like all others, to be a very busy one.

The Year 5 class travelled to Camp Patterson near Emerald Creek for leadership and team building activities which included: archery, swimming, raft building, obstacle course and orienteering.

The students enjoyed great food and companionship for the three days and earned a well deserved rest over the weekend.

Mrs Payne, Mrs Shuttleworth and Mr Hitchener braved the three days with the students. They commented on how much fun the camp was and how much everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Year 5 will now go on to elect student leaders for 2015.

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Students can wear Casual clothes or Crazy Socks to school for a gold coin donation. Please ensure that while socks are the theme, footwear must still be appropriate for school and suitable for physical activities and outdoor play.

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.

The St Joey's Spring Fair will commence at 5 pm with class presentations on the Merriland main stage. All parents, carers, family and friends are welcome to attend.

The general presentations and entertainment will then make way for food stalls, cent sale, craft stall, second hand goods and side show alley. If you have craft items or second hand items they can be presented to the School front office prior to the event.


NQ ROC will provide the Music and Dance for the evening commencing at 7 pm. Entry is free. Fancy Dress is encouraged and the focus will be on having fun. Car Raffle tickets are still for sale and ticket sales will continue at the Spring Fair until just before the raffle is drawn at approx. 7.30 pm. As with previous years, helpers are requested for the following:
Friday 24 October – Merriland Hall set up
Saturday 25 October - Stalls set up from about 7 am

Helpers are also need to pack up and help clean the hall after the Spring Fair finished on Saturday night. Register your interest to help the event by contacting:
Deana Nasser 0408 953 511 or jnconstructions@bigpond.com
Jamie DeLai 0409 071 009 or jamie@tablelandbatteries.com.au

Check out the latest newsletter for all the news and photos!

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