St Joseph’s Primary School values the partnerships between students, families, businesses and schools in our broader community as it can bring mutual benefits and maximise student engagement and achievement.
We network with Social Futures as part of our Family Connect Service which supports families in accessing services and resources they may require. Spot4You work alongside us and in particular our Additional Needs Team to support student needs in providing OT and Speech Therapy. Our students also support the local Retirement Village in attending regularly to support the residents in playing Bingo.
We connect with many other community groups as the need and opportunity arise, these include links with our local preschool and the Coraki Community Garden group as examples.
We organise school events and take part in community events that provide opportunities to showcase students’ talents, raise awareness for local issues or concerns, and extend social networks. These events can help to create a more cohesive community.
At St Joseph’s Primary School we encourage your family to share these experiences with your child. Each year we have a strong turnout for the local ANZAC Day March with our school leaders taking an active part in the ceremony. We also support the St Vincent DePaul Winter Appeal and provide hampers for the Christmas Appeal each year.
Students belong to two house teams that promote connections to our Catholic story and a deeper sense of belonging. Houses are used for sporting events, assemblies and gatherings.
Wilson House (White)
Richmond House (Red)
These are named after the two rivers that flow into Coraki.
Our School is named after the earthly father of our Lord, Jesus Christ. A carpenter by trade in the town of Nazareth, St Joseph passed his skill and knowledge onto his son, Jesus. St Joseph was devout in his faith and trust in our Lord. He is the patron saint of the Universal Church, workers, fathers, expectant mothers, immigrants and families. Our School recognises St Joseph's contribution to our Church on his feast day, March 19. Our students and staff strive to emulate the qualities he displayed: courage, devotion, love, care and faith.