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24th July

Whole School Mass 9.30am

26th July
Working Bee 10am
Memorial Garden

27th-31st July
Catholic Education Week

28th July
Casual Dress Day
Hot Chocolate Day
Gold Coin donation

30th-31st July
District Sports

6th August
Year 3 Liturgy 10am

7th August
Year 4 Mary MacKillop Mass 9.30am

14th August
Feast of the Assumption
Whole School Mass 9.30am

21st August
Year 1 and 2 Liturgy 2pm

24th August
Children's Book Week Parade

28th August
Michael Lindsay Ordination
to Diaconate 6.30pm

3rd September
Mary MacKillop Show
Starrs Productions

4th September
Maize Festival
Family Fun Day

30th October
Day for Daniel

11th November
Remembrance Day Service



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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

Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 26th July - 1st August 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's celebrations is: Engaging Minds. Igniting Hearts. Serving Others.

Catholic education strives to make a difference in the lives of those in our schools and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society. During Catholic Education Week 2015, Catholic education communities across Queensland are invited to celebrate and share how they are Engaging Minds. Igniting Hearts. Serving Others. There are 299 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate around 147,000 students and employ almost 18,000 teachers and staff, and most will celebrate Catholic Education Week in some way. Our school is planning a number of activities during the week and we hope you are able to join in the celebrations with us. I thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you during Catholic Education Week 2015.

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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.


Our Mini Vinnies group will be holding a Hot Chocolate Day on Tuesday 28th July. Students will also be allowed to wear casual clothes in exchange for a gold coin donation to raise further funds.Money raised will be collected by our Mini Vinnies members, and all donations 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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