Welcome to the website of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Como-Oyster Bay. As principal of the school, I strongly believe in promoting a positive, nurturing and safe learning environment for all members of our community. Our tranquil bushland setting and vibrant learning spaces provide an environment which challenges and supports students in their growth and wellbeing.
Our team of professional and highly dedicated teachers are deeply committed to knowing and caring for the individual needs of each student. We deliver a rich and engaging curriculum through flexible learning pathways and an inquiry-based approach. Diverse learning opportunities, including the Newman Selective Gifted Education Program for gifted students and students of high ability, as well as specialised programs for students requiring additional support, are integrated across various subject areas.
Our school motto “Love One Another” is enlivened throughout each student’s learning journey with every grade adopting the Nagle values of welcome, kindness, forgiveness, relationships, respect, justice and service. Our strong sense of community is founded on the deeply valued positive partnership between the school, home and parish, which is evidenced by the respectful student-teacher and parent-teacher relationships. We are committed to our Catholic faith and empowering students to make a difference in the world. As we travel this educational journey together, may we be of inspiration to one another.
I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our wonderful school.
Founded by the Presentation Sisters in 1953, the school is characterised by a positive, nurturing, learning environment that strives for excellence in all facets of education and fosters the confidence, self-worth and integrity of each child.
The story of Nano Nagle and the charisms of the Presentation Sisters continue to enrich our Catholic values and shape our interactions and relationships with a strong message of service and empowerment. This combined with our school motto, “Love One Another”, continues to guide and inspire the community to develop a stronger connection to our Catholic faith.
Mission At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Como-Oyster Bay we empower each other to make a difference. As active disciples we will:
grow in faith and love of our God
give witness of our faith to one another
respond to issues of social justice
care for our common home
take responsibility and lead our own learning
be creative, collaborative problem solvers
achieve success through perseverance and
challenge and embrace and celebrate diversity.
Through authentic and contemporary practice, we as a Catholic learning community inspire, motivate and educate our students so they can shape their future.
Values At St Joseph’s, each grade adopts a specific Nagle value for the year and integrates shared understanding and practical application of this value developing Catholic social justice teachings. These values are: welcome, kindness, forgiveness, relationships, respect, justice and service.