The Mercy Sisters who founded the school have been a major influence for almost 90 years, with our last Mercy Sister ceasing teaching part time at the school in 2015. Read more information here.
The vision of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, in caring for the poor and marginalised in society, is incorporated in our whole school social justice programs. At St Joseph’s, students come to know that our outreach is a mandate from Jesus Christ and that we as a community take that very seriously.
We acknowledge and celebrate the Sisters each year on St Joseph’s Day, 19 March.
We support locally – Rosies (caring for the homeless), Red Cross, Mini Vinnies, globally – Caritas and the Missions and Australia wide – Cancer Council, organising the ‘Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea’ event.