Principal's Message

Welcome to the St Joseph’s Kingswood website.

I am extremely proud to be the Principal of this safe and respectful learning community. It is an exciting and innovative school where we continually strive for excellence in learning, respect in our relationships with each other, and by providing a calm, ordered and engaging environment.

The Staff enjoy being challenged to provide exciting, explicit and relevant learning opportunities for their students. We have three Instructional Leaders across each stage who work with teachers to ensure they are delivering the best and most innovative instructional practice possible. These leaders support the teachers as they ensure the individual needs of all students are met through shoulder-to-shoulder work, explicit feedback and focused professional learning.

Students are encouraged to be self-regulated and motivated to strive to do their best in everything they do. They are empowered to be independent and critical thinkers who work collaboratively to achieve success in all areas of their learning. Each student in Stages 2 and 3 have their own Chromebook, which ensures that they have many opportunities throughout the day to engage in the digital learning of today’s world. ES1 And Stage 1 students use iPads to support their learning and skills in the use of technology.

At St Joseph’s we work together with our parent community to ensure that they are supportive of their child’s learning. We offer opportunities for parents to engage with their children in their learning through workshops, open classrooms and online learning tutorials. Through our Website and Facebook, we continually strive to provide parents with examples of what their children are learning.

The PBS4L framework forms the basis of ensuring that the school environment is safe and supportive. This framework ensures that staff, students and parents work together with clear purpose, to nurture respect at St Joseph’s... respect for self, respect for others and respect for the environment.

At St Joseph's we try to model ourselves on our patrons, St Joseph and Mary MacKillop. Like them, we too try to be like Christ who showed kindness, helped others, stood up for what was right and made positive choices.

We welcome children and families who want to enrol in our great school and benefit from a primary education at St Joseph's Kingswood.


Trish Reilly