Welcome to St Joseph's School Wonthaggi
It is a great pleasure to welcome you and your family to St Joseph’s School, Wonthaggi. Whether this is your first experience of Catholic education or your family is continuing your journey with us, we hope that your association with St Joseph’s will be long lasting, and one filled with many memorable experiences. We offer you not only a school of learning dedicated to providing a quality education, but also a community of faith which openly recognises Christ and seeks to live and proclaim His Gospel message.
St Joseph's currently hosts 272 students and 30 staff. Established over 100 years ago by the Josephite Sisters, the school is presently under the guidance of Fr Manuele (Manny) Lomago. St Joseph's celebrated its centenary in 2012.
Here at St Joseph’s School, we are committed to supporting you as the first and primary educators of your children. We assume the belief that schooling is a partnership. It is in working as partners – in supporting and encouraging each other’s efforts that we benefit in bringing children to a genuine knowledge of themselves and of the world in which they live. Together it is hoped that efforts of co-operation and mutual support will complement each other through the sharing of a common vision and of common goals.
Each child and parent wishing to enrol at St Joseph’s must strive to uphold the values of this school. We are called to participate actively in maintaining the special character of the school’s faith and cultural identity, and agree to become a part of a community of learners, who are seeking knowledge of the world and of its Creator. By sending your child to this Catholic school, you openly affirm your belief in Catholic Education. Hopefully, what we endeavour to offer at St Joseph’s is far more than just ‘another education’. Our commitment is to bring together faith and learning in ways that are real and meaningful to our own lives, and which ultimately reflect the life and message of Jesus Christ.
We at St Joseph’s look forward to our journey with you and sharing the challenge of bringing your children to a greater knowledge of themselves, their world and their God.
Yours in providing the very best in Catholic Education.
Friday December 16
Whole School Mass -
9:15am - 10:15am
Parent Helpers Morning Tea 10:30am
LAST DAY OF TERM 4
Students finish at normal time
Thursday January 26
Monday January 30
Tuesday January 31 & Wednesday February 1
Wednesday February 1
Information Evening - Grades 1-6
Two 20 minute sessions will be presented - 4:15pm - 4.45pm
Thursday February 2
Term 1 commences - 8:55am
Monday February 6
Swimming Trials - Grades 3-6
11:30am - 1.30pm
Child Safety & Wellbeing
As you are aware, new standards for Child Safety have been brought into effect for all Victorian Schools as set out in the Ministerial Order 870. Creating child safe school environments is a dynamic process. It is marked by collaboration, vigilance and proactive approaches across policies, procedures, curriculum and practices. It is a process that involves active participation and responsibility by schools, families and their communities.
As a result of the new Victorian Child Safe Standards, schools are now required to undergo more vigorous screening and monitoring of volunteers. Under the Child Safe Standards, school staff includes an individual working in a school environment who is . . . . a volunteer. This means that the stringent checking of referees, work history and so on that applies to the employment of staff in schools, also applies to schools in relation to the engagement of volunteers who are involved in child connected work.