St Joseph’s School is a Catholic co-educational school, in the picturesque Avon Valley, catering for the education of approximately 640 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.
In 2015, the School was successful in its application to cater for Years 11 and 12 students. 2017 saw the first graduation of Year 12 students from the School.
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 128 years 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. All members of the School community are encouraged to live the School Motto: 'Fidelity' (which means “the strict observance of promises or duties”) in their relationships with one another.