St Joseph's Primary School
New South Wales, Australia
About St Joseph's Primary School
St Joseph’s School is a systemic Catholic co-educational, K-6 primary school located in the town of Grenfell in the central western region of New South Wales. Catholic education commenced in Grenfell in 1876 however the school did not commence its current operation until the Sisters of Mercy arrive in 1885 to service the 140 local, children. A new school building was erected in 1915 for K-12 students and renamed so until 1961 when St Joseph’s Primary School came into existence. The first lay principal was appointed in 1975. Current enrolments at the school total 49 students, staff, fully committed to Christian ideals are highly valued by the community.
Mrs Therese Clancy
St Joseph’s is a technology rich school with wireless technology integrated throughout the school and utilised to the maximum during the teaching and learning processes. A spacious library and grassy playing fields along with an excellent array of resources to support the school’s quality music program are a but a few of the school’s comprehensive range of facilities for the students.
The school’s curriculum stimulates, challenges and encourages students to become lifelong learners. Curriculum content is drawn from the NSW Board of Studies Syllabuses in the six key learning areas and a comprehensive Religious education program operates within the school. A strong program of extra-curricula activities is in place with public speaking and sport being most prominent.
The education offered at St Josephs is within the framework of a message called the Good News or Gospel and as such is based on the ideals of the teachings and example of Jesus Christ, the importance of the individual, the sacredness of life, the search for truth and the importance of love, justice, freedom, hope and service to others.