St Joseph's Primary School, Wingham, is located on the Mid North Coast of NSW. The school was established in 1935 by the Sisters of St Joseph whose charism is still evident within the community. St Joseph's is a learning community, proud of its partnership with the parish.
St Joseph's is proud to offer an engaging curriculum that meets the needs of all learners and emphasises high expectations. Drama has been embedded into the learning program to serve as a springboard for developing literacy through expression, self-confidence and self-awareness. Opportunities are also available to be a part of the school choir and Art Club. The school has developed a sustainability project with an extensive solar electricity system, vegetable gardens, water tanks and composting which provides the school with a strong environmental focus.
Education at St Joseph's is supported by resources including Smartboard technology, laptops and ipads in all classrooms, access to video conferencing and virtual classrooms, gifted and talented opportunities, public speaking, targeted literacy and numeracy intervention programs, a dynamic leadership program designed to prepare the Year 5 and Year 6 students for high school and a kindergarten early learning transition (Early Bird) program. The school has an established and effective morning fitness program called Health Hustle.
St Joseph’s seeks to promote its mission through involvement in social justice campaigns such as Catholic Mission, Caritas Australia and St Vincent de Paul. The school ensures students have variety and opportunity in sport, with different programs such as tennis, gymnastics, rugby union, rugby league, AFL and hockey on offer at different times. The school also coordinates and hosts the Regional Netball Gala Day and offer pathways for talented students.
Parents work with enthusiasm and generosity within the school community. The school is best featured by its community spirit as students, staff, parents and parishioners work together to build a great sense of welcome, joy and hope. St Joseph’s believes that through a quality Religious Education program, celebration of the sacraments, liturgy and prayer, within a pastoral and supportive environment, children are led to know, understand and appreciate their Catholic faith and Church community so that they are committed to living out Gospel values in their daily lives.
St Joseph’s has a comprehensive pastoral care agenda, including the provision of a pastoral care worker who is available to assist and support pupils, families and staff through the Seasons for Growth program. The school seeks to provide a high quality education in a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment. St Joseph’s is inspired by its school motto 'Growth in Unity' and the school’s goal is to develop respectful, responsible learners who will be competent and expressive members of the school community.
Students of St Joseph's Primary School, Wingham, are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St Clare's High School, Taree.