St Joseph’s School was established by the Sisters of St Joseph in 1895.
St Joseph’s is a co-educational kindergarten to year six school which is part of the Catholic Education System run by the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes. St Joseph’s is a school that integrates Gospel values into all aspects of school and community life, and which has a particular emphasis on individual development. The enrolment in 2011 is 31 students.
Our Patron is Saint Joseph. Our school motto is ‘In Mary We Trust’. Our school strives to be a community that is inspired by the example of Mary who live Christian values. Liturgical celebrations including Sacraments, while being school based, also involve the parish community.
As well as NAPLAN and University of NSW Schools Competitions students have the opportunity to be involved in many community activities which include the ANZAC ceremony, the CWA Public Speaking Competition, the local show and any projects offered to students from external organisations.
All students are encouraged to, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and compete in Diocesan, Inter-diocesan and State Carnivals. It is the aim of St Joseph’s to give every pupil the opportunity to fulfil his/her potential to the fullest in every respect.
There are programs operating for remedial literacy and students with special needs. St Joseph’s is a school supported by the parish and Catholic community of Peak Hill.
Peak Hill is an historical gold mining town with a population of 1400. The town is located 48km north of Parkes in the central-west of NSW.
The curriculum is organised according to stages from the Board of Studies syllabi, which are in use in all schools.
The school has 2 classes – K/1/2 and 3/4/5/6.
The numeracy teaching has been enhanced by the implementation of mathematics programme Count Me in Too and the literacy programme includes all aspects of the award winning English programmes, First Steps and THRASS.
The curriculum is supported by many cultural experiences and sporting activities, both at the school level and within the wider community.
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians,
past and present, of this land of the Wiradjuri people.
Who long before us lived, loved, raised and educated their
children on this land. We also acknowledge all the Aboriginal and
Torres Strait families in our community and acknowledge their spiritual connections.
We come together this day at the beginning of this gathering to learn, to share and to journey together.