St Joseph's Primary School, Dungog is committed to the provision of quality education in a caring and nurturing Christian environment that is welcoming, friendly, just and compassionate to the needs of all.
A modern school with tremendous facilities, up-to-date resourcing and infrastructure, each classroom utilises its own SMARTboard and a bank of new computers are available for use by all classes in the school library.
Providing a holistic education that aims to develop each student academically, socially, mentally and physically, the staff of St Joseph's continually endeavour to improve upon the levels of student achievement in various Key Learning Areas (KLAs), particularly Literacy and Numeracy.
Students at St Joseph’s have the opportunity to be involved in a broad range of community activities throughout the year and have a very special relationship with the residents of the local aged care facility who they regularly visit throughout the year.
The school also takes great pride in its fundraising ventures with the St Vincent de Paul Society, Caritas Australia, Catholic Mission and other relief agencies as required. The school supports all local endeavours and initiatives wherever possible to ensure students develop a sense of responsibility for and participation in social justice actions.
Aiming to provide a diversified range of opportunities for the students to develop their sporting and cultural abilities, both within and beyond the local school environment, St Joseph's has a sports program that utilises the considerable talents of the parent body and the sporting facilities of the town, which the local council generously makes available to the school.
In addition to the school music program, St Joseph's has been able to offer individual music tuition and has been developing a full school choir in the past twelve months.
As a Catholic school, students and staff of St Joseph's enjoy strong links with the local Parish community and endeavour to keep strengthening these links with meaningful liturgies, a strong sense of prayer, symbolism and ritual. The school also provides weekly or fortnightly opportunities for liturgical celebrations and Masses are provided for the school and Parish community once a month.