At St Joseph the Worker, we focus on developing our students’ leadership skills through leadership programs and practical leadership experiences. This approach recognises that students can be leaders across many different areas, and that leadership skills learnt in primary school can lay the foundations for future leadership opportunities.
Students in Years 5 /6 have additional opportunities to develop their leadership skills. The leadership roles that are available include School Captains, Sports House Captains, Student Representative Council (SRC), Liturgy/Justice Team, Library Team, Arts Team and Green Team.
Positions of Leadership
Parish Priest – Father Emmanual Bonello
Principal – Maria Barnes
Deputy Principal – Marisa Steele
Religious Education Leader – Ylenia Useli
Literacy Leader – Maria Raso
Numeracy Leader – Christine Jacobs
Student Wellbeing Leader – Connie Bof
Prep Brown – Leesa Di Benedetto
1 Brown – Melissa Caccamo
2 Brown – Liz Cusack
2 Gold – Maureen McArdle & Carolyn McVeigh
3 Brown – Michael Dean
3 Gold – Vicki De Leo
4 Brown – Sandra Roche
4 Gold – Julie Privitera
Senior Learning 1 – Stefanie Giacobbe
Senior Learning 2 – Michelle Elezovic & Maree Tierney
Senior Learning 3 – Ylenia Useli & Rosa Adorno
Physical Education – Jacqui Hammond
LOTE (Italian) – Lina Palumbo
Arts Teacher – Connie Bof
Bursar – Debbie Polimeni
Administration Officer – Angela Parisi
Library Technician – Geoff Collins
Reading Recovery – Christine Jacobs
Integration Aides – Anne-Marie Sparano, Cherol Tannous & Angela Todaro
All parents are encouraged to become involved in the life of our school. One way is to serve on one of our committees.
Fund Raising Committee
The Fund Raising Committee is very active in their efforts to fund-raise, on behalf of the school. They contribute a great deal in time and energy.
The Fund Raising Committee is a very important facet of St Joseph the Worker School. Every parent is welcome to participate, or help in any way.
The School Board was established in December 1980. In brief, the role of the Board is to:
- Operate and maintain the school buildings and surrounds as well as to plan for the future development of the school.
- Provide support, advice and assistance to the Parish Priest, and the School Principal on school matters.
- Foster and coordinate the work of school auxiliaries/committees, e.g. Fund Raising Committee and Out of School Care Committee, both of which operate under the auspices of the School Board’s control.
Membership of the Board is through an election process that occurs annually.
Outside School Hours Care
The Camp Australia Outside School Hours Care program is an extension of St Joseph the Worker Primary School, providing children with a safe environment in which they can explore and play.
The Outside School Hours Care program at St Joseph the Worker Primary School provides time for homework, time to relax, educational activities and a healthy snack. Best of all, our program makes time for kids to be kids – to play and explore, share with friends and enjoy these precious school years.
Get up to 50% off your fees at St Joseph the Worker Primary School!
The Child Care Rebate is NOT income tested. It pays up to 50% of your out of pocket costs. Up to $7,500 per child, per year. For more information on what you are entitled to and how to claim, you can contact the Family Assistance Office on 136150.
Our People, Our Community, Our Parish ‘Love one another as I have loved you’
As a parish community we are ready to pattern our lives on Jesus Christ by being a welcoming community, open to the needs of one another.
We strive to be a community that values and supports education in faith and nurtures on-going faith formation.
We treasure the times when we celebrate the Sacraments, marking the significant moments in people’s lives and enabling them to have a sense of belonging and involvement in our faith community.
We strive to embody the gospel values of Jesus Christ that lead us into service, worship and celebration.
We pray that we can be a community exploring, recognising and responding to the signs of the times.
Parish Priest – Father Emmanuel (Manny) Bonello
Saturday – 8.30am English, 6.00pm English (1st Saturday Maltese Mass at 6pm)
Sunday – 9.00am Italian, 10.30am English
Monday – 9.10am Communion Service
Tuesday – 10.00am Italian
Wednesday – 9.10am English
Thursday – 9.10am English
Friday – 9.10am English