St Joseph's Primary School, East Maitland, is situated in the Hunter Valley, NSW. The school has first class facilities serving a wide, diverse cross section of communities, both rural and urban, in both the Morpeth and East Maitland Parishes.
St Joseph's school and the parishes of East Maitland and Morpeth are rich in history, from the early days (1885) of Fr Therry and the Sisters of Mercy to the present.
The school provides a wonderful learning environment for students. Facilities include an excellent library; attractive school grounds and playing fields; an assembly hall; latest technology facilities, including a computer laboratory; varied sports programs for all students; a strong pastoral care program; a well supported special education unit leading to improved learning outcomes.
The school community has a warm, welcoming approach to people, particularly to new families, and encourages strong links between the school and parishes. An enthusiastic Parents & Friends Association strives to work with the school's executive and all members of the school community to develop a supportive and effective learning environment.
The broad range of student achievement is catered for. The Learning Support Team assists in setting the programs for all students. Parent Assisted Learning and Peer Reading Programs operate. The Special Education Unit prepares and programs special extension group work in both English and Mathematics with a high emphasis on reading. Regional Gifted and Enrichment days, debating, chess, science, English, computing and writing competitions are offered. Choir, guitar, school orchestra and Talent Search opportunities are presented.
Students with potential may participate in Swimming, Athletics, Soccer, Cricket, Tennis, Cricket, Basketball, Netball, Touch Football, Rugby Union, Rugby League, and Cross Country.
Students of St Joseph's Primary School, East Maitland are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending All Saints College, St Peter's Campus, Maitland.