St Joseph's School, Stanthorpe | Living Mercy since 1875

Principal's Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to explore the wonderful offerings of St. Joseph’s School, Stanthorpe. Deciding on the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions parents will make. St. Joseph’s School has been meeting the spiritual, educational and pastoral needs of young people of this district for more than 140 years. Our School was founded by the Sisters of Mercy who, in 1875, brought the Gospel of Jesus to Stanthorpe. It is the charism of the Sisters of Mercy that animates life in our School and, in particular, we strive to live by the following “Mercy Values”:

  • Service
  • Mercy & Justice
  • Options for the Poor
  • Respect for Human Life
  • Dignity
  • Compassion


Holistic development of every child:

St. Joseph’s School is focused on helping young people grow in their awareness of God by immersing them in a genuine Catholic community. We offer students a unique pastoral care structure which is consistent with their developmental needs with a view to supporting them to become the best people they can be. We are firmly committed to working in partnership with parents as we carry out the very great responsibility of shaping the lives of the young people in our care.


Innovative and engaging learning and teaching:

Students participate in a diverse curriculum and are offered multiple educational pathways as they move through from Prep to Year 12.

St. Joseph’s School works tirelessly to meet the learning needs of every student so that they are prepared for the many challenges of young adulthood including the use of cutting edge technology.

We have an excellent academic history which is due in no small way to the commitment and expertise of our teaching staff.

The school prides itself in offering many opportunities for extra-curricula activities including sport, cultural, community activities and clubs. As a part of Queensland’s leading wine region we even have an award winning winemakers club.


Facilities and resources:

St. Joseph’s has well-appointed classrooms and learning areas to assist with the engagement of students in the learning process. Many of our primary classrooms are equipped with smart board technology, laptop banks and iPads. Our secondary students are issued with personal computing devices, allowing them wireless access to the school’s network for use in and beyond the classroom.

I trust that the information you find on our website will place you well to make an informed decision about your child’s education. Please make contact with the School should you require further information or to request a school tour.

Living Mercy


Mr Andrew Kendall