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25th November
9.30am Year 1 & 2 Liturgy
Leadership Interviews

26th November

9.30am Year 3 Liturgy

27th November
Last day for Tuckshop
9.30am Year 4 Class Mass

30th November
Year 6 Farewell Mass
at 6pm and Dinner

1st December
ASHS Transition Day

2nd December
SSCC Transition Day
Prep Christmas Liturgy 9.15am

3rd December
Final Whole School Mass 9.30am
Leaders announced
5pm Christmas Concert and BBQ

4th December
Last day of Term 4
Students finish at 12noon

21st January
Uniform Shop Open
8.30am - 4pm

27th January
Classes resume for 2016



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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.

Now accepting enrolments for 2015This 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

On Friday, the Year 6 class went to the magnificent Quinola Lakes in Malanda. This day was the perfect opportunity for our class to reflect upon our primary school years and to have time together as a class for the last time before preparing for the next phase of our schooling.

We had one whole day of fun where we went canoeing, played various games of sport, including bowling with a lemon and team building games. However the highlight of our day was the unforgettable, humongous and, for some, scary water slide. Although a monumental challenge for some, all 26 students managed to conquer the mountain by the end of the day.

We also had the chance to eat some more of our amazing pumpkin cake for afternoon tea. The whole day was a wonderful success. Mrs Payne

Year 6 Big Day Out   Year 6 Big Day Out

A farewell mass for the Year 6 children completing their primary education will be held on Monday, 30th November at 6pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the mass. A dinner for students, their parents and staff will follow.

On Thursday, 3rd December we will be holding the last whole school mass for 2015. 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 6 students. Mass will begin at 9.30am. All are warmly invited to join us for this celebration.

A moving Remembrance Day Service was held at St Joseph's School on 11th November. Gathering around our Remembrance Garden we gave thanks to all those who have given their lives in conflict. Many thanks to those parents and family members who were able to join us.

Flag Handover - As a part of the Remembrance Day ceremony, Alexandra and Annabel handed over our Australian flag to Harrison and Tamanu. These boys will now be responsible for the flag flying each day for the remainder of 2015 and continue throughout
2016. A big 'Well Done' to Alexandra and Annabel who responsibly and reliably carried out these duties for the last twelve months. Thank you girls!

End of Year Break-up - The date has been locked for Thursday 3rd December starting at 5pm with a Christmas Concert and BBQ break up afterward. Santa's invitation has been sent, Mr Lindsay is happy to have his long requested pig on a spit and has promised a Christmas carol on the bagpipes. Our resident fairy godmother, Tanya Pezzelato has kindly offered a donation of sausages and bread and with so many good cooks amongst our school community I am a tad excited about dessert already.

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~ Text to: 0428 913 614
~ Or drop a note at front counter for the P&F pigeon hole

                   Classes resume for 2016 on Wednesday 27th January
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