Principal's Welcome

Welcome to St Joseph’s Primary School, Gloucester – the best little school in town.

St Joseph’s Primary School, Gloucester was established in 1919, when the Sisters of St Joseph arrived in the town. The commitment to Catholic education that has been displayed by the members of the Gloucester Parish, the Sisters of St Joseph and lay members of staff over the years has ensured that the educational foundations laid during the school’s early years continue to be strengthened and further developed, for the benefit of all present and future students of this great little school.

St Joseph’s Gloucester is located in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and operates under the umbrella of the Catholic Schools Office in Newcastle. St Joseph’s is in the centre of town with a great view of the surrounding Bucketts Mountain Range. The school is built on the shared lands of the Worimi and Biripi people and currently has an enrolment of thirty-eight students, split into three classes. We boast a committed and highly skilled staff, comprising teachers and support personnel. Students graduating from St Joseph’s Gloucester have the opportunity to continue their Catholic education at St Clare’s High School in Taree, if they wish.

One of the wonderful characteristics of the St Joseph’s school community is the close relationship that exists between staff, parents/carers and students. We are a close knit, hardworking community, committed to the ongoing education and wellbeing of the students in our care. We take pride in our surrounds and there is a large emphasis on providing and maintaining bright and vibrant learning spaces. Parents and carers are an integral part of everyday life at St Joseph’s and we acknowledge the wonderful contribution our many volunteers make to the life of our school.

This website has been designed to inform you of the many aspects of our great little school. I am confident that you will find it to be an informative and practical resource throughout your family’s involvement with our school community. If you are a new family to the area seeking the best education for your child, I urge you to give us a call and we will be more than happy to take you on a tour of the best little school in town.

With every good wish,

Bronwyn Underwood

Principal and Kids