Ethos and Values
At the Baptism of their children, parents promise to bring them up in the practice of the faith by loving God and their neighbour. The Church assists them in fulfilling this solemn commitment in two ways, by providing catechesis in our parishes and by establishing Catholic schools.
St Joseph’s Primary School, has provided a Catholic education since 1874. The staff work together to bring Gospel values into all areas of school life. Our school, is a place where prayer, worship and liturgy are regular meaningful experiences for pupils, parents and staff. Our vision is to pursue academic excellence and instil values for all children.
In partnership with parents, we aim to help the pupils in our care to nurture their faith and grow in their relationship with God by experiencing a supportive, caring, stimulating and, above all, Christian school environment.
We believe in providing an excellent education for all children that is rooted in and sustained by our shared commitment to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Christ is the one who not only shows us the truth about God but also the truth about ourselves. Christ, then, is indeed at the centre of our educational endeavour.
All children, whether Catholic or non-Catholic, are encouraged to strive for the highest possible standards of work and behaviour, whilst learning to develop as well-mannered, self-disciplined and tolerant individuals, both inside and outside the classroom. The children learn to live as happy and caring members of a school community, which values their unique individual talents, and also, importantly, the needs of others.
St Joseph’s pupils leave as well-rounded young adults, ready with courage to make a difference in the world around them