St Joseph’s Primary School, East Maitland, honours its commitment to quality Catholic education through its provision of high-quality educational programs by which each child is enabled to reach their full potential.

We are a community of learners characterised by high expectations for learners having a growth mindset to achieve excellence, academic rigour, innovation and purpose all within an environment that engages, empowers and enables.

Contemporary research shows that children learn best when:

  • respectful relationships are encouraged to facilitate learning and personal growth
  • instruction takes place at the child’s point of need and they are encouraged to take risks to further their learning
  • there is a safe and supportive environment that promotes high expectations
  • they receive feedback that is meaningful, timely and provides direction for future learning.


St Joseph’s offers the full NSW Curriculum and the Maitland Diocesan Religious Education Curriculum. From contemporary research we know that children learn best when they are actively engaged. This inquiry approach to teaching and learning is embedded in all areas. For more information, click on the areas below: