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Walk Safely to School Day

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Debutante Ball

25th May

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8th June
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12th June

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18th June

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19th June

Athletics Carnival
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23rd June
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26th June

Under 8's Day
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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

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 day.

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 weeks.

Butchers Creek Cross Country

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.

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 Presbytery entrance.


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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