Principal's Welcome

At St Joseph’s Primary School, Kilaben Bay you will become part of a welcoming and inclusive Catholic education experience where genuine collaboration and shared leadership are valued. The students at St Joseph’s are challenged to live, learn and grow as disciples of Jesus in a nurturing Catholic community. We are a hope-filled, positive community underpinned by strong relational trust. At St Joseph’s we encourage positive relationships, our students and staff are encouraged to strive for excellence and we celebrate our spiritual journey with our Parish and focus on our school motto “Love One Another.”
 
Learning is important at our school. Our learning community promotes respect, responsibility and honesty, whilst building upon our partnership with our parents and carers. We are involved in many initiatives here at St Joseph’s and are committed to quality education for each individual. We educate our students for the future whilst engaging in technology and STEM (Science and Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities promoting problem solving, collaboration and developing a love for learning.
 
Based on sound, educational research we have a coherent approach to learning that sets high expectations for students in a supportive environment. St Joseph’s is a professional learning community promoting the growth of each individual, both staff and students. I encourage all parents and carers to be active participants in the educational and spiritual journey of your children and to develop positive relationships with our staff to support your children along their educational journey.
 
Our vision emulates the Vision for Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle “At the heart of everything there is always Jesus Christ” – we celebrate individual uniqueness and cater for all students’ social, emotional, wellbeing and academic opportunities.
 
At St Joseph’s we believe a balanced education is important. Consequently, our students enjoy a wide range of learning, sporting, musical and social justice opportunities. We endeavour to help our students develop their skills, resilience and talents, along with a strong sense of compassion and justice, so that they will make a positive difference in our community and throughout their life.
 
If you are looking to enrol your child, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your child for a guided tour of our school. Please do not hesitate to call our office on (02) 4959 1491 or email charlene.reid@mn.catholic.edu.au to organise a convenient time to meet.
 
I look forward to our journey ahead within the supportive and caring environment at St Joseph’s, Kilaben Bay.
 
Charlene Reid
Principal

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