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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

23rd Avenue Happy Valley

Mount Isa QLD4825

Tel: 07 4743 4303

Fax: 07 4743 6584

Email: lvellacox@tsv.

Website: www.sjmtsv.

Key Details

Type: Catholic

Level: Primary

Gender: Coed

Religious Affiliation: Catholic


St. Joseph’s School Mount Isa is a vibrant multicultural Catholic school with an enrolment of over 430 students. It was first established in 1932 by the Sisters of St. Josephs and it has grown to be one of Mount Isa’s finest schools for academic sporting and cultural excellence.


St. Joseph’s is a two stream school providing an excellent academic education as well as specialist teaching in Music physical Education cultural Studies (Languages other than English) and literature. The school also has a comprehensive behaviour management program that embraces the '5C' policy - Care consideration cooperation courtesy and Common Sense. In recent years the school has introduced pastoral care personal development education sporting and enrichment programs across all year levels.


All levels of student ability are catered for at St. Joseph’s. The Learning Enrichment Team provide learning support and enrichment programs to cater for a range of student needs. The school follows the THRASS program for Teaching Handwriting reading and Spelling Skills and combines this with the First Steps literacy program. The PAL program is also available for students requiring extra phonic support and practise. Specialist teachers work alongside classroom teachers and offer lessons in Music cultural Studies physical Education and hearing support.


The school boasts a BER Performing Arts and Sports Facility (the Penola Centre) astate of the art library facility and a modern well equipped Prep unit. The school also has large well maintained playing field as well as many shady areas for children and families to gather under. In 2013 st. Joseph's Kindergarten will be built and operating on school grounds.


St. Joseph’s staff and families are very active in the community and the school regularly enters local competitions eisteddfods and interschool sporting events. The School Board p&F and Ladies Auxiliary work in close partnership with the school and parish to provide support for new families social activities and fundraising.

Please use the email box below to contact the  Principal Mrs. Louise Vella-Cox  or phone the school on 07 47434303 for any further details.

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