School Profile


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History of our School

Founded by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in 1925, St Joseph’s School stands strong in its traditions and history within the parish of Nambour. It draws upon this history in achieving its mission today – to seek God, to value the dignity of others and to promote the connectedness that belonging to both family and community offers.

Our School today

The school has a proud reputation for its inclusive approach to education, embracing and catering for the needs of its diverse learners including several students with disabilities. Complimenting the broad curricula offered, the school has a special focus on the social-emotional wellbeing of all its students. Programs such as Peer Support and 'Rock & Water' ensure that all students are given every opportunity to grow into “young people who have a positive sense of self, who believe they can achieve, and who are seeking to positively contribute to our rapidly changing world.” (Vision Statement). Opportunities to participate in school camps, interschool sport, eisteddfods, dance competitions and debating competitions enhance such learning. Other distinctive features of the school include its emphasis on The Arts and the study of Indonesia.

The school is integral to the local community with parental involvement highly valued and encouraged.