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Why choose St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School?

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Bracken Ridge, provides a quality, inclusive Catholic education built on a spirit of justice and love for all. The school aims to nurture personal growth, inspire a passion for learning and encourage dreams.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School fosters a strong sense of community and a collaborative approach to ensure the diverse needs of all students are met.

Curriculum and extracurricular activities offered at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School:

The Australian Curriculum is taught from Prep to Year 6 and the school uses various strategies and resources to deliver the content. The school also has specialist teaching in Music, Art and Japanese.

Religious Education has two distinct but complementary dimensions. Classroom teaching is in line with the Archdiocese of Brisbane Religion Curriculum, and includes 2.5 hours additional time than that allocated in government schools. Learning also occurs through faith development practices such as daily prayer, prayer assemblies and liturgical celebrations.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School also offers a number of extra-curricular activities.

There are instrumental music lessons, choirs for Prep to Year 2, Junior years and Senior years, and a boys performance group.

In sport, students can take part in Interschool sports competitions and sports rotations with other local schools. There’s also tennis, basketball for senior students, the Auskick football program, and a soccer skills program with the Queensland Roar.

The school also offers highland dancing and clubs for chess, science, sewing and gardening.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School also supports students’ involvement in academic competitions. Parents of Year 2-6 students can nominate their children to enter English, spelling and writing competitions and the University of New South Wales Mathematics competition.

Facilities at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School:

All classrooms are air-conditioned and include state-of the art technology. From year 4 students benefit from a one-to-one laptop program. Such programs are part of the school’s commitment to developing modern first-class educational facilities that teach children to become responsible digital citizens while preparing them for the challenges of the 21st Century.

Other information about St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School:

Children in Years 4-6 attend annual camps. Year 4 and 5 students take part in a variety of outdoor activities that challenge them to step outside of their comfort zone, and teach them to work as a team. Year 6 students travel to Canberra for six days to learn about government and various aspects of Australian history and culture.


Website: http://www.stjosephsbrackenridge.qld.edu.au


30 Eldorado Street, Bracken Ridge, Queensland 4017

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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