Message from the Principal

​​​​Dear Parents, Caregivers, friends, boys and girls and all who visit our website,

Welcome to St Joseph’s Primary School, North Ipswich, a co-educational Catholic Primary School providing educational excellence in the Mercy Tradition, for students from Prep to Year Six. St Joseph’s has a current student enrolment of 365 students. We are a two stream school from Prep to Year Six. We belong to the Ipswich Catholic Community.

The St Joseph’s School Community is a vibrant community where children, parents, teachers and staff aim to live out our school motto “Laborare et Orare” (To work and pray). We believe that your child and your family will find the school environment and the educational program welcoming, enriching and challenging. Student learning and growth are our primary focus and we aim to develop children as learners and as people, by linking knowledge, understandings, capabilities and values in a way that develops the child as an active member of their community and society. Faith and prayer are also integral to everyday life at St Joseph’s. Helping each other to nurture a relationship with a loving God and actively seeking ways to make Jesus real in our lives is central to everything we do.
St Joseph’s is a place where there are numerous opportunities to enrich the lifelong learning of children. We offer a variety of activities including an instrumental program, Chinese for Years Three - Six, swimming program, choir, intra and inter-school sports activities and camps and excursions. We also have an outside school hours care centre.

As a faith community, we do best when we are working together. When you enrol at St Joseph’s, we are joining the journey of your child – the journey that you have walked with your child since they were born. Therefore, it is important for us to nurture the home/school relationship and to ensure good communication exists between the two. We encourage and value this partnership in all that we do. As a parent, you will find there are many opportunities to be involved in our community and all who join St Joseph’s are invited and strongly urged to contribute and to be involved. We love to see parents at things such as assembly, Mass, P & F functions, helping in the classroom, volunteering in the tuckshop, assisting at carnivals and all the other school related endeavours.

I am honoured to be part of such a great community. Our staff are dedicated and committed to providing the very best educational opportunities for all who enrol at St Joseph’s. As you read and navigate around this website, I hope you are provided with an informative insight into who we are and what we provide at St Joseph’s, North Ipswich. If you have further questions or are interested in joining our community, please do not hesitate to make contact.


St Joseph’s Primary School