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.
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. Such programs as Peer Support and 'Better Buddies' 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 chess tournaments enhance such learning. Other distinctive features of the school include its emphasis on The Arts and the study of Indonesia in its Years 6&7 Cultural Literacy program.
The school is integral to the local community with parental involvement highly valued and encouraged.