Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Enfield’s website.
St Joseph’s is founded on the Gospels and was established in 1917 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Through the example of Jesus and the charism of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop, our community is guided and nurtured to live a life of faith.
Our motto, “Live justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with our God”, (Micah 6:8), defines all aspects of school life. This simple motto is embedded in our daily activities and directs the way our community lives and learns in service of each other. Through our school values of peace, respect, honesty, justice, empathy, compassion, tolerance and love, our students are educated to achieve to their full potential and appreciate the varied gifts each of us brings to our school and our world.
St Joseph’s Primary, Enfield was founded in 1917 under the guidance of the Josephite Sisters. Although 1979 saw the Sisters move out of the school, the charism of their foundress, Saint Mary MacKillop, lives on through the values and traditions established.
1916 – Parish of Enfield established
1917 – Original Church/School opened (presently St Joseph’s Parish Hall)
1922 – Eastern extensions were made to Church/School
1960 – New school built
1977 – Four classrooms and canteen built
1979 – Sisters of St Joseph withdraw from administration of the school
1980 – De La Salle Brothers move into St Joseph’s Primary
1989 – De La Salle Brothers withdraw
1990 – St Joseph’s becomes a fully systemic school of the Sydney Catholic Education Office
1991 – Appointment of St Joseph’s first lay Principal
1993 – Library and Resource Room built
1996 – Extensions: Special Education Room
1997 – Launching of our SRD strategic plan for St Joseph’s School, Part I
2001 – Launching of our SRD strategic plan for St Joseph’s School, Part II
2003 – School Accessibility Oval
2006 – Strategic Plan 2006-2009 launched – Celebration of 90 years of Parish life and Catholic Education
2010 – Building and Refurbishment of main building completed
2012 – Building the Education Revolution (BER) Project i.e. multi-purpose hall/gymnasium and classrooms completed and officially opened. Athletics track and oval opened
2016 St Joseph’s Catholic Church Celebrates Centenary
2017 St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Celebrates Centenary
Our vision is based on the development of an authentic Catholic school that:
Is founded on Jesus Christ and is enlivened by the values of the Gospel
Highlights the relevance of our faith to life and contemporary culture
Is embedded within the Parish community and shares in the evangelising mission of the Church
Is committed to the development of the whole person: spiritual, academic, physical, social and emotional
At St Joseph’s our vision is captured in the following:
Journeying with Jesus and His Gospel message
Uniting in partnership with home, school and parish
Striving for the total development of each child
Toward a life of prayer, sacraments and Eucharistic celebrations
Inclusive education where children, parents, and staff are accepted, valued and respected
Celebrating the joy of discovery and the excitement of learning
Educating students to achieve their individual potential
We are committed to providing an environment that nurtures each child’s awareness and development of their own individual potential and the importance of using their unique gifts to serve God and others.