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.
Thursday October 25
Grade 5 Discovery Day MMC
Friday October 26
District Softball: Bass Rec Reserve
3/4 Bike Ed: 11:30am
Rotary Public Speaking Comp - Wonthaggi Theatre: 7:00pm
Monday October 29
Swimming Prep - Grade 2
Tusday October 30
Prep Orientation 9:15am
2018 Term Dates
Term 1: January 29 - March 29
Term 2: April 16 - June 29
Term 3: July 16 - September 21
Term 4: October 8 - December 20
Our School Canteen is back in operation.
Starting this term we have a new improved for all your ordering and payments.
Welcome to CDFpay for all your
canteen lunch orders. Just click on the button below to set up your account and order.
When ordering remember to check the date you are ordering for and that orders close at
9:15am for processing.
Download our Skoolbag App for Alerts and
We are excited to advise you that we have adopted a new system named CareMonkey.
A notification from CareMonkey has been sent out to all families today asking that you
create a profile for your child/children.
The CareMonkey system makes it very easy for you to respond to excursion, incursion,
camp and all other consent forms using your mobile phone, tablet or PC. No more paperwork! No more lost forms or notes covered in squashed banana in school bags.No more concerns about children missing out on information when they are absent from school.
CareMonkey will greatly reduce the burden on you, to provide information that is
repetitive. For example, it will allow you to keep your child’s emergency contact and medical
information up to date; so you don’t need to fill out a Medical Information and Consent
form every time your child goes on a camp, sporting event or excursion again. It also puts
you in control of this data, so you’ll always know what emergency contacts and medical
information is shared with the school. Your child’s teachers will have secure access to the
details you provide in an emergency, such as the emergency contacts, medical conditions,
medications and other instructions you want us to know about.
School Bell Times
9:00 - 11:00: Scheduled Class Time
11:00 - 11:10: Supervised Eating
11:10 - 11:35: Recess Break
11:35 - 1:35: Scheduled Class Time
1:35 - 1:45: Supervised Eating
1:45 - 2:15: Lunch Break
2:15 - 3:25: Scheduled Class Time