Parent Testimonials

My son has been at St Joseph’s for two years now and I couldn’t ask for better teachers or support staff. There is regular contact between the school and my family and they are always prompt with requests for information.

Cannot recommend highly enough. Everyone at the school was amazing and helped my shy boy who never wanted to go to school become a confident kid who loves school. He says his school is the best school in the world. Forever grateful.

Thank you to all our lovely teachers and staff at St Joseph’s. My girls love our school and everyone is approachable and caring.

It would be hard to keep the email down to one line. There are so many positive things I could say about St Joseph’s staff in all departments. But I would like to single out Mrs. Annette in administration. Our children are comfortable to approach her with any issues. She is always happy and very helpful. We have four children at St Joseph’s and I have the greatest respect and admiration for the teaching and office staff and as a whole. Thank you to all St Joseph staff for the exceptional job you all do.

Always caring. Always supporting. Thank you.

We love the constant communication and weekly updates from the college.

My oldest is overcoming anxiety and has found comfort through prayer. Thank you to the educators who have helped her find her way. From our family to yours, sending light and love.

St Joseph’s has helped in creating a safe space for my girls to enjoy coming to school. Through this environment they have felt safe that they can learn and grow as good catholic girls.

My child is supported with his learning needs. The staff are very patient. Thank you very much.

The school has been so easy to deal with and everyone is so accommodating.

My child is developing well within the school environment. Teachers are supportive and programs and well delivered. Science with Mr White is her favourite.

My children are proud to be students at St Joseph’s, they feel supported and enjoy going to school.

Our daughter is now finding it a pleasure to be going to school, thank you for accepting her at St Joseph’s.

We are always greeted positively and warmly by St Joey’s staff which makes myself and the children feel very welcomed.

‘I just want to convey to you and your staff, what a wonderful week we have had with your school here at Batchelor Outdoor Education Centre. Students were engaging, resilient, polite and tried their very best at all of the activities offered during the week. So well done to those 15 St Joeys students.

But the biggest thankyou and ‘pat on the back’ must go to both Hanna (Year 5 teacher) and Sunniva (Deputy Principal) for giving up their time for a whole week, ensuring the students were given this opportunity with us here in Batchelor.  Both have a great relationships with students and have a lovely calm and reassuring nature which definitely rubs off on those around them.  They are certainly a big asset to your school Denis.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing your mob here again in 2018!

Martin Buchanan Teacher/Instructor Batchelor Area School, Department of Education

Making the decision to stay on here (in Katherine) was one of the best in our married life.  Mads and Alex love it here and the life is a 180° turn on their previous life in Brisbane.  They are doing so well at school.  I cannot speak highly enough of  St Joseph’s , The teaching staff inspire the kids to learn, they are not just there to receive a pay check, their enthusiasm helps the children.  The small class sizes might have something to do with it as well (~ 15 kids in each class). Yes it is hot but we live in the tropics so low temps are fleeting there is no point complaining because that’s the weather can’t change the weather.’

Year 8 Parent