Principal’s Welcome Message

Welcome to St Joseph’s Alstonville

At Joeys we provide a diverse environment in which children are encouraged to participate, discover their potential and tackle all challenges. Our staff and parents work together in partnership to ensure our school can provide a contemporary learning journey for your child.

What is a contemporary learning journey?

To meet the needs of our learners for a future of success our students need to learn many skills. No longer is education seen as filling a head with knowledge. Instead we work to develop creative and critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and the ability to persevere in seeking solutions. Students need a growth mindset to continue to develop.

Traditional classrooms struggle to meet the needs of students today. Students require flexible and adaptive environments with work tailored for their specific needs. The use of data to inform teaching is crucial as is the use of timely intervention to support students.

All of this is achieved through the staff working in collaborative professional learning teams to support the students. In addition, we strive to maintain a caring community: where individuals are valued for their unique gifts and for the contributions they make; where children and adults alike are free to express their views, entitled to feel safe and have fun into the bargain; and where many opportunities are offered.

Your child’s success at school, and happiness while here, are our core businesses. These core businesses are approached in a spirit of partnership between home and school. Together we do make a difference. As Principal of St Joseph’s Alstonville I know you will enjoy being part of this community. I am available at any time to discuss questions you may have about starting out on the school journey with your child. We can organise a time to meet and show you our terrific school.

Therese Seymour (Principal 2022)