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NAPLAN Year's 3 & 5
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Walk Safely to School Day
Feast of OLHOC
Whole School Mass 9.30am
Queen's Birthday Holiday
Track & Ball Games
Confirmations at 6pm
Under 8's Day
Last Day of Term 2
no later than 2.30pm
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
BUTCHERS CREEK CROSS COUNTRY
On Friday 1st May the St
Joseph's Cross Country
team travelled to Butcher's
Creek to participate in the
District Cross Country trials.
Congratulations to all
runners who did their very
best during the event. The
weather was kind to us and
allowed some very fast
times to be recorded for the
While all our runners should
be proud of the effort they
showed, a special congratulations
to all place getters, especially in the
10 to 12 years, who now go on to
represent Atherton District at
Peninsula Trials in the next few
MINI VINNIES THANK YOU
A huge thank you to the school community of St Joseph's for
their wonderful support of the Mini Vinnie's Mothers Day stall.
The children were so excited to be choosing gifts for the
special ladies in their lives, and the stall itself was sold out by
Thursday afternoon. We hope everyone loved their gifts.
Mini Vinnies are proud to announce that they raised $414.70
from the stall and these funds will assist our
local St Vincent de Paul in helping families
in our local community.
Thank you again for your generous support
and encouragement for this motivated and
socially just minded group of young people.
WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY
Thank you to all the parents and students who
will be participating in the 'Australian Walk Safely
to School Day' on Friday 22nd May.
We ask all walkers to be at Platypus Park at
7.50am, for an 8.00am start. Our walk will begin
by crossing Herberton Road, with a Police
escort, and walking on to cross from the
Information Centre to McDonalds. From there
we walk to the ANZ Bank, over to the Carrington
Hotel and down to the crossing in the middle of
Main Street. We
then walk to Jack
Street, up to Mabel
Street and along to
the Mabel Street
crossing. We will
enter the school through the
2015 PREMIER'S READING CHALLENGE
The Premier's Reading Challenge is an initiative of the Queensland Government's commitment to giving all Queensland children a flying start to learning and life. The Challenge, now in its tenth year, aims at improving children's literacy, cultivating a passion for literature and encouraging children to read widely for pleasure and learning. The Premier is challenging every state and non-state school student from Prep to Year 2 to read or experience 20 books, Years 3 and 4 to read 20 books and Years 5 and 6 to read 15 books between 19th May and 28th August 2015. A letter and the reading record form with all details will be sent home shortly.
Please visit soon as the room will only be set up for the remainder of the week. See you soon and happy reading.
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