Throughout its long history and development, St Joseph’s School has become a well-known and recognised feature of the Northam community.

The Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition established the first Catholic school in Northam, in 1889.  The Marist Brothers opened St Paul’s, a boy’s College in 1948 and in 1971 these two schools combined to become a co-educational primary and secondary school on two separate campuses.  Our school has a tradition of a caring environment and prides itself as a learning centre with programs to cater for all students. 

The school is founded on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, and seeks to nurture the individual qualities of each person in a caring and accepting community through the promotion of Christian values.  As a Catholic school, there is an emphasis on the faith development of students and participation in the Sacramental Program organised in conjunction with St Joseph’s Parish.  St Joseph’s School is an active community with the school receiving great support from parents.

St Joseph’s School prides itself on the delivery of a quality education that caters from 3 years of age to Year 12. The development of strong, positive, Christian relationships between the members of our community and a strong academic standard is at the fore front of our work.

We aim to prepare our students to reach their potential in all facets of their lives, be that academic, spiritual, sporting or cultural.

We are proud of our students and those many who have enjoyed an education at our school. We look forward to welcoming new generations of students and continuing to improve in the vital work of preparing our young people to be caring and just citizens of our society.

Carmen Cox