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20th July
P&F Meeting 6pm

22nd July
CEW Whole School Mass 9.30am

24th July
Parent Enquiry Session for
Sacramental Program 5.30pm

25th-29th July

Catholic Education Week

26th July
CEW Deanery Mass
10.30am St Stephen's

28th July
Casual Dress Day

1st August
ICAS English

2nd August
District Athletics
Safe 4 Kids Workshop 3.30pm

3rd August
District Athletics

5th August
Year 5, 5/6 and 6 Mass 9.30am


Mondays - starting
no later than 2.30pm

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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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Latest News & Events

Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 24th -30th July this year. This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day. The theme for this year is "Opening Doors in the Year of Mercy" Students, teachers and Staff at St Joseph's will be joined by parents and parish community members this Friday for a mass to launch celebrations for Catholic Education Week 2016.

Celebrations will reflect the Year of Mercy, drawing on the symbolism that Catholic schools 'open doors' for students in a holistic educational sense. The theme challenges members of the Catholic education community to extend assistance to those in need and recognise and follow the example of those who in some way 'open doors' for others. Catholic schools aim to provide a high quality, faith-based education that provides opportunities for students to reach their full potential - spiritually, intellectually, physically, culturally, socially and emotionally.

Listed below is a schedule of activities/events at St Joseph's during Catholic Education Week:

CEWWhole School Mass – Friday, 22nd July at 9.30am
We will be preparing for Catholic Education week by celebrating a whole school mass this Friday at 9.30am. Please come along to celebrate the wonderful things that make our Catholic school great!

Combined Deanery Mass in Mareeba
Some Year 6 students will attend a combined school mass at St Stephen's Catholic College representing St Joseph's School. This is a traditional event where a representation of students from the local Catholic schools gather for a mass for Catholic Education Week. Students from Mt St Bernard College in Herberton, St Thomas of Villanova School, Mareeba, St Stephen's Catholic College, Mareeba, St Teresa's Ravenshoe, St Joseph's Atherton, St Anthony's Dimbulah and St Augustine's Mossman will travel to Mareeba for this special occasion.

Acts of Kindness
In each class, students will be encouraged to complete an Act of Kindness in a particular way. It provides a great opportunity to give witness to the message of Jesus and the mission of the Church beyond the school curriculum. The Act of Kindness highlights the Gospel values of justice, compassion and kindness. It helps promote a sense of community responsibility that is at the heart of the ethos of Catholic education.

Casual Dress Day - Thursday, 28th July
Students will also be allowed to wear casual clothes in exchange for a gold coin donation. Money raised will be collected by our Mini Vinnies members and will then be given to our local St Vincent De Paul Society for their "Winter Appeal." This is always used for needy people in our local community.

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