The following 7 videos have been created to help families on their journey into school life. Our Principal, Gavin Rick, and Parent, Shelley Wild discuss and provide advice on a number of different topics. Deciding on a School Being Visible to Parents Connecting from the Start Creating a Learning Environment Connected Parents Having a Role […]
The Learning Framework Tree animates what learning looks like at St Joseph’s School. We speak to the St Joseph’s Leadership Team, Gavin Rick, Emma Ryan and Rebecca Burns, about why it was created, what it symbolises and how it guides school practices.
Standing proud in the heart of Cairns, St Joseph’s School was transformed from the oldest school in the city to the most modern with innovative new learning spaces inside a state-of-the-art, three-storey building – and the students are thriving. During the Parramatta Park school’s transformation, traditional classrooms were demolished to make way for a new […]
Augustus is an inquisitive and passionate learner who joined St Joseph’s this year having come from Singapore and the education system there. Augustus developed his speech based on the topic of ‘your five favourite words’, the theme of the 2018 Calanna Speaking Competition. Augustus challenges an outdated education system and since his time at St […]
2018 Science Week activities at St Joseph’s School in Parramatta Park, Cairns.
In 2017, St Joseph’s School will undergo major building with a view to have a school with modern learning facilities, comprising a series of Innovative Learning Environments. Our ‘sacred landscape spaces of learning’ will provide the affordance of space for prayer and meditation. The learners within these spaces as well as visitors, will know of […]
90 years ago in 1927, the Sisters of Mercy established St Joseph’s School and it is the oldest operating Catholic primary school in Cairns. Since this time, it has grown and developed to be a place of high quality education for many families across the Cairns region. In August of 2017, we celebrate St Joseph’s […]