Mission, Vision and Motto


To create a safe, caring learning environment based on Catholic and community values.

Our students will grow and develop through positive learning experiences and will focus on the essential elements of literacy and numeracy.

We have high standards in relation to behaviour and we expect our students to conduct themselves with faith, friendship and honour.


To offer lifelong Catholic education so that each person may know and come to be identified more fully with the living spirit of Christ.

This spirit, working through the faith community, calls all involved in Catholic education “to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with their God” (Micah 6:8).

Each person in our Catholic education community is educated in inspiring and challenging ways and, in doing so, comes to know and love Christ.


Faith - Friendship - Honour

Faith: learning about, reflecting on and recontextualising the Catholic story and scripture in relevant and meaningful ways to inspire confident, capable, engaged and inquiring learners for a spirited tomorrow.

Friendship: developing and demonstrating collaborative and responsible relationships for wellbeing.

Honour: promoting the human dignity of yourself and others, to live life well through effort, persistence, resilience, honesty and collaborative team work to make a positive difference to your future and the future of others.

School Prayer

Mary MacKillop Prayer

(Di Phillips rsj)

God, thank you for giving us

St Mary MacKillop.

She shows us how to love and care for each other.

May we, as members of St. Joseph’s School,

listen for God’s call;

make room in our hearts for all;

develop an attitude of gratitude;

and have the courage to do our bit

to make the world a better place for all we meet.

May St Mary MacKillop help us to follow

Jesus in our everyday lives.

So that we may ‘Never see a need without doing something about it.’

St Mary MacKillop, pray for us.

School Song 

The Joey’s Anthem

Verse 1

In the country town of Tara

Along Undulla Creek

The Sisters of St Joseph’s

Came out here to teach

Bridge: Since 1965, we’ve kept God’s Word alive

United in our faith, our dream’s been realised


On broken ground, the rain will fall

Bring new life, to one and all

Repeat Chorus

At St Joseph’s we will learn and grow

Sow the seeds of love and hope.

We’ve all got different lives to share

Our stories are unique

There’s a place for each of us

In this community.

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus

We are the shining stars

Our light will go far x 2

Repeat Chorus

At St Joseph’s we will learn and grow

Sow the seeds of love and hope.