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Vision, Mission and Charism


"Truth and Light"


Our vision at St Joseph’s is to ignite in all our students the passion for learning with a Catholic ethos.


Our mission at St Joseph’s is to develop in our students:

  • Active and creative minds
  • Understanding and compassion for others
  • Courage to act upon their beliefs

We are guided in our mission by the example of Jesus and we surround our students with the traditions of our Catholic faith.


The school community reflects its long tradition in the Josephite charism. Mary MacKillop’s words of “Never see a need without doing something about it” are fundamental to the culture.

The spirit of St Joseph’s Catholic Parish Primary School is captured in our crest and motto, 'Veritas et Lux' meaning 'Truth and Light'. This motto calls us to understand the value of truth and the knowledge that God’s love is the Light of the World. This provides all our students with a solid foundation on which the experiences of life and learning can be built.