Pastoral Care of our Students & Families


I would like to warmly welcome you to St Joseph's. We welcome you to our community, involving students, families, staff and parishioners. The care and concern of our community members is an integral part of the culture of our school.

The role of the Chaplain is to provide pastoral and spiritual support to all students, families and staff, support the religious life of the school community, foster the experience of Catholic community within the school, support the engagement of the school community in social justice/social action, encourage and facilitate family connections with school, parish and church communites.

I would love to meet you, share a conversation and answer any questions you have or even share a smile. I will be at St Joseph's all day Tuesday and Thursday and always available via email: . On those days I am reachable at school also on 3201 6188.

In Christ,

April Coogan

School Chaplain

The Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has contributed funding to the chaplaincy/student welfare services through the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.