St Joseph's Primary School, Denman, strives for academic excellence. The school takes great pride in Catholic identity, expressing Gospel values in all the Key Learning Areas and throughout the general life of the school. St Joseph’s is in a small, yet thriving community in the Upper Hunter town of Denman.
The students at St Joseph's enjoy their schooling because they are encouraged to fulfil their potential in all fields of school life. The school community is built on active partnerships between parents, school and the local Parish. The school continues to build upon those early educational foundations laid by the first educators of the students, the parents. As such, families are encouraged to take an active role in their child's education.
St Joseph’s community is an open and caring community where social justice, honesty, compassion and love are nurtured and valued. The school’s vision calls us to develop and celebrate each child's full potential in a Catholic environment that encourages parents, students and staff to work in partnership as qualities of honesty, acceptance and equality in school, parish and family life are developed.
At St Joseph's, staff are committed to providing experiences whereby children can participate in prayer, liturgy and worship in the spirit of a shared Catholic faith. Experiences are shared of education as a partnership between school, parents, parish and local community, in a spirit of collaboration. St Joseph’s provides a loving and secure environment which values each child's individuality and caters for a range of needs.
The school’s teachers utilise appropriate teaching and learning opportunities to develop skills for life-long learning. Students are encouraged to pursue excellence in all fields of school education, and environmental awareness is seen as critical to evoke the change in children's thoughts and actions regarding our world. St Joseph’s believes that everyone are stewards of God's creation and therefore it needs to be cared, nurtured and encouraged to grow.
The school promotes academic excellence and ensures that many and varied extracurricular opportunities are offered. These include: Newcastle Permanent Mathematics, ICAS assessments, and in-school music tuition with the Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music. Students also have the opportunity to represent the school at Horse Sports carnivals across the region and even further afield.
Students of St Joseph's Primary School, Denman, are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St. Joseph's High School, Aberdeen.