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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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ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
How lucky we were with the weather! Another successful athletics carnival due to the wonderful support of students, parents and staff of St Joseph's. There were so many people who contributed to the two day carnival that a huge thank you is due to each and everyone one of you who gave your time and energy for the students. It was wonderful to see so many parents, carers and grandparents supporting and cheering the children on. Congratulations to all students for your participation, good sportsmanship and good behaviour. Students who won heats and finals displayed excellent manners when coming into the officials tent to claim ribbons, this was greatly appreciated by staff working in this area.

Thank you to Jodie Raciti for organising the stations at the Tolga Sports Oval, Mr Paul MacCallum for the setting up the PA system and for organising and delivering the tents from Mt Saint Bernard College, the Trentin Family for the loan of your tents and Sonya De Marzi for organising the tuckshop. Once again, a big thank you to everyone who helped in any way.

Athletics Carnival

CELEBRATION OF CONFIRMATION AND FIRST EUCHARIST
Confirmation and First EucharistSome of our students received their Confirmation on Friday 19th June and then completed their initiation into the Church, with their First Eucharist at the 5.30pm Parish mass held on Sunday 21st June. The Confirmation ceremony and the celebration of the mass, where they received the Eucharist for the first time, were truly special occasions for these children and their families. Congratulations to our students. As this now concludes the programme for this group of children, I would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has in some way assisted with the preparation of the children for receiving their sacraments.

WORKING BEE FOR MRS NASH'S MEMORIAL GARDEN
A special working bee is being organised for Sunday 26th July, commencing 10am at the school. This will be dedicated to creating a memorial garden in front of the Library building adjacent to Jack Street. Trish had envisaged a garden there to improve the appearance and even had ideas about the types of plants to go there. The plan is for this garden to be ready for an official dedication around the time of her first anniversary in September this year. Please RSVP to pandf@stjoeys.qld.edu.au if you are able to assist with this working bee.


2015 PREMIER'S READING CHALLENGE

Congratulations to students who competed in the Regional Readers' Cup Competition on Friday 12th June. Our team placed ninth out of twenty two teams. Well done team for the dedication and hard work you put into the preparation and participation for this completion. You did St Joseph's school proud.

         Readers Cup

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