St Joseph’s Primary School, Gloucester, is a small Catholic primary school located in the heart of Gloucester. There are three classrooms, consisting of composite class structures. Because of the school’s small class sizes, the school boasts inclusive education, designed to meet the individual learning needs of all students. All children have access to Learning Support Officers to enhance their learning and to assist classroom teachers meet the needs of every child, regardless of academic ability.
Staff and students have access to the latest technology to enhance learning, including iPads, laptops, SmartBoards and video conferencing facilities. This technology enables the students to access the wider world, including classrooms in locations other than Gloucester. St Joseph’s is proudly associated with the other Catholic schools within the Manning region, including St Clare’s High School in Taree, implementing and accessing the region’s Gifted and Talented Program in Mathematics. Video conferencing enables students to be part of a virtual classroom as they build upon their skills in Mathematics, with like-minded students in other locations.
St Joseph’s offers a variety of sporting opportunities for students, with many students representing at PSSA level in athletics and swimming. St Joseph’s is very proud of the achievements of its Athletes with Disabilities, as they progress through the various stages of competition, including state representation. Weekly sport programs are assisted by Sporting Schools Australia, and all the children are given opportunities to develop skills in a variety of sports, including golf, tennis, hockey and union. All students take part in an annual swim program.
St Joseph’s also offers a variety of cultural activities. Students have access to the diocesan ASPIRE program that recognises the talents of students in the area of performing arts, and take part in many school-based assemblies and performances, utilising the school hall and surrounds. The school proudly displays student artworks at the local gallery and other public domains as the opportunity arises. Children of all stages also participate in the Diocesan Public Speaking Competition, and students in Stage 3 have the opportunity to participate in the Diocesan Debating Competition if they wish.
St Joseph’s is a small school, staffed by a very committed team dedicated to delivering a quality education to all students.
Students of St Joseph's Primary School, Gloucester, are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St Clare's High School, Taree.