St Joseph's Primary School, Bulahdelah, is a small Kindergarten to Year 6 Catholic systemic school servicing the town of Bulahdelah and surrounding communities including Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest, Coolongolook and Wootton.
With a caring and intimate family-like community built on a genuine care and compassion for its students, the school offers high-quality education supported by excellent facilities and 21st century technology.
Students and staff enjoy the comforts of a modern, air-conditioned and well-resourced teaching environment in a pleasant rural setting. The large, beautiful grounds include a soccer field, covered play equipment, basketball court, cubby house and peace garden.
The school gives students the opportunity to use their gifts and reach their potential through a variety of academic, sporting, cultural and spiritual experiences and activities. Students can compete in sport at state and national level, be a part of the annual school musical and art exhibition, join the school choir or be involved in a range of environmental initiatives including tending to the vegetable garden, caring for chickens and observing the frog pond, weather station and native gardens. The school has also implemented a daily PE program, 'Crunch and Sip' and is 'Asthma Friendly'.
St Joseph’s has a strong focus on information technology, with a well-equipped computer lab and interactive SMART Boards used regularly in classrooms. The school also has the ability to collaborate with schools across the diocese and the world via their video conferencing connection.
Quality teaching is provided by exceptional educators at St Joseph’s and the small class sizes allows the school to provide an individual educational environment to cater for all children’s needs.
The school has a strong Anti-Bullying policy that ensures that all bullying and anti-social behaviour is not tolerated and the school follows the “You Can Do It” Program which gives children the skills to become strong, independent learners.
The school offers an Early Starters Program for new kinder enrolments before they commence school, giving them a free full-day classroom experience with a classroom teacher to help make the transition from preschool to primary school a smooth one.
St Joseph's is actively involved in the Bulahdelah Parish and local community, with students able to visit the local nursing home and perform at local events such as the Myall Rivers Festival and the regional Bulahdelah show.
For students travelling from the Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest areas there is a private bus available for students to catch to and from school every day.
Students of St Joseph's Primary School, Bulahdelah, are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St Clare's High School, Taree.