Vision, Mission & Mantra
At St Joseph’s East Maitland, we are a faith Community living the experience of the Body of Christ in all we do.
Our mission is striving for excellence, with empathy and integrity. We live by Gospel teachings and the Mercy values of respect,courage,compassion,hospitality, service and justice with Jesus as our guide.
Learning together with Care and Respect
Together With Christ
the children, staff and visitors of our school.
We pray for peace and guidance in all we do today.
Help us always to remember that in all our actions
We are working together with You, Lord Jesus.
St Joseph, guide us.
St Mary of the Cross pray for us.
Our school song was written in collaboration with students and staff of St Joseph’s Primary School, East Maitland on February 12, 2002.
Fr Kevin Bates SM worked with the staff and students to produce a new school song reflecting the joining of the three East Maitland Catholic schools. Today the song represents the many families, staff and community members who have become an integral part of the weaving of our story.
OUR SCHOOL FLAG
During 2004 the student council ran a “Design a School Flag” competition. The winning flag has elements of our motto ‘Together with Christ’, children in the formation of the Southern Cross to recognise that we live in Australia, the Mercy Cross, the hammer and rule of St Joseph the Worker and the white lily, which is a symbol of peace and carried by St Joseph.