Welcome to St Joseph's Catholic School Corinda




 Welcome to St Joseph's Corinda

St Joseph's is a member of the Brisbane Catholic Education System in the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane.

We are a multicultural, Prep to Year 6 coeducational school with a warm, welcoming community feel. We focus on building relationships and partnerships within the school, parish and wider community.

 Community News



Prep 2019http://www.stjoseph.qld.edu.au/whatson/school-news/Pages/Prep-2019.aspxPrep 2019<p style="text-align:justify;">On Thursday morning 13th September we will welcome our Prep siblings to school. They will have the opportunity to have a play and to spend some time in the classroom. This gives them an opportunity to become familiar with the Prep setting and it gives staff an opportunity to do some observations. During this time, parents are welcome to go for coffee or do their groceries! If you have any questions or concerns about your child starting school, please see me. If concerns cannot be addressed at the time, I will certainly be happy to make a time to meet with you. This is a lovely morning for us as we see all the very enthusiastic little faces on their first ‘official’ visit to the playground and classrooms.</p>
Celebrations of Learninghttp://www.stjoseph.qld.edu.au/whatson/school-news/Pages/Celebrations-of-Learning.aspxCelebrations of Learning<p style="text-align:justify;">​Last night saw the first of our two Celebrations of Learning take place here at school. We had a wonderful turn out of parents and grandparents here to see examples of children’s work and to see the classroom displays. They were also able to see and hear about the music and dance curriculum as children demonstrated various learning progressions. On Thursday night 13th September we will have the second Celebration of Learning for Years 3 to 6.</p>
Classroom Newshttp://www.stjoseph.qld.edu.au/whatson/school-news/Pages/Classroom-News.aspxClassroom News<p style="text-align:justify;">Prep have been busy celebrating Spring by creating a beautiful Spring-time picture using collage. We also wrote a sentence about something we love to do in Spring. In HASS we drew a plan of our bedroom and made a model of it on cardboard using playdough.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Year One: What a week we have had in Year 1. Busy, busy, busy! We have written animal reports and constructed habitats during our science lessons. Our classrooms may be mistaken for a zoo at tomorrow night’s celebration of learning. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Year Two made the journey to below Australia in HASS and travelled to Antarctica. Brrr.... We’re about to select our favourite country to present a PowerPoint about. We enjoyed making predictions and observations about our ‘marvellous’ creation based on the basic recipe for Rocky Road in Science. Most of us predicted that adding snakes, icing sugar, or smarties to chocolate would make our creation sweeter and more colourful...and it did!</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Year Three: In Health this term, we studied the Australian Guidelines for Healthy Eating and looked at the nutritional value of different food products. This week, the students are excited to begin creating an interactive television advertisement that promotes a healthy food product. The Year 3 teachers are looking forward to observing our budding directors, producers, actors and film editors. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Year Four: In Science we have been looking at forces including push, pull and gravity. We enjoyed working collaboratively to create a new game that includes all these forces. We will also be finishing off our HASS unit about how Indigenous Australians lived sustainably by creating dioramas. We are looking forward to being creative!</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Year Five: We have been busy finishing our Science displays for the celebration of learning on Thursday night and hope many people come to see what we have been creating. In English, we have been analysing fantasy and realistic setting descriptions and character descriptions, as well as writing our own. Last week we said farewell to Mrs Nicholson and would like to express our gratitude for her kindness and support while Mr V was away. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Year Six: have been answering the question, ‘What can I do to reduce my impact on the world?’ We have come up with many simple ideas that could make a difference. Some of these include: Switching from Nestle chocolate to Cadbury as they use sustainable palm oil or simply saving energy around the home by switching off the lights. We have also been busily preparing our persuasive speeches and brochures for our celebration of learning this Thursday. We are looking forward to trying to convince our parents to do something to reduce their impact on the world. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Library: This week in Library lessons we read a couple more books from the CBCA Eve Pownall Information Book category - M is for Mutiny! History by Alphabet by John Dickson and Bern Emmerichs and Left and Right by Lorna Hendry. We found them both very informative. Did you know that Australia’s first flush toilet was installed in Government house by Lachlan Macquarie? Did you know that nearly all kangaroos are left-handed? Mrs. Claridge didn’t and is so glad she too can learn about the world around us by reading the wonderful information books we have in our library. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Learning Enrichment: Maker Club Robotics students should be dressed and ready to perform for Celebration of Learning on Thursday night. Don’t forget to bring in any props that you need! Year One did some Smartie Maths last week – we never knew Maths could be so yummy!</p>
Caritas Australia visithttp://www.stjoseph.qld.edu.au/whatson/school-news/Pages/Caritas-Australia-visit.aspxCaritas Australia visit<p style="text-align:justify;">​As the school’s focus for this year, is ‘Acting Justly,’ Kerry Drysdale from Caritas Australia came to visit our Year 5s and Year 6s. He spoke to them about the difference between charity and justice and what it means to be a person who acts justly. He shared the experiences of the people who work in the Caritas Organisation around the world. He explained how the funds raised by our school during the Project Compassion Lenten appeal goes towards building communities and educating people to work within their own communities.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Kerry then spent the afternoon working with teachers and educating them on the Catholic Social Teaching of solidarity, common good, subsidiarity, participation, stewardship of creation, dignity of the human person and preferential option for the poor. He shared with us the Caritas resources that can be used in the classrooms. He and the teachers then used the resources to plan exciting lessons for classes for next term and next year.</p>


 Upcoming Events



Last day of Term 3http://www.stjoseph.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=528Last day of Term 321/09/2018 12:00:00 AM
First Day of Term 4http://www.stjoseph.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=529First Day of Term 48/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
Parish Mass (Years 1 and 4) 6pmhttp://www.stjoseph.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=514Parish Mass (Years 1 and 4) 6pm20/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
Pupil Free Dayhttp://www.stjoseph.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=534Pupil Free Day22/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
Prep 2019 Orientation Eveninghttp://www.stjoseph.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=535Prep 2019 Orientation Evening25/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
Year 6 Graduation Liturgyhttp://www.stjoseph.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=536Year 6 Graduation Liturgy28/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
Closing Masshttp://www.stjoseph.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=537Closing Mass29/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
Christmas Concerthttp://www.stjoseph.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=538Christmas Concert30/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
School finishes for 2018http://www.stjoseph.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=539School finishes for 20187/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

 Regular Events


8am to 9am
2.30pm to 3.15pm
2.30pm to 3.15pm

Wednesdays and Fridays​​

 St Joseph's Tennis Courts

Clewley St, opposite Coles Corinda

The school’s tennis courts are available for hire for $7 per hour during daylight, and $10 per hour under lights (start-times change with the seasons). The courts are open from 5.30am–10.30pm seven days a week, including most school hours. To book, please contact Jacki on 3122 1763, or text her on 0431 941 318.​