Welcome to our Preschool



Our Philosophy

Together, we will give your child opportunities to explore, develop new skills, form friendships and celebrate the joy and wonder of their world. 



Valuing the presence of God


Developing a sense of wonder about the world




Sharing new discoveries


Enjoying each other's presence


Making time to be still and be active



You can enrol your child in one of two streams, each comprising of two full days plus another full day on alternate Wednesdays.



Blue Group

Every Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday.



Gold Group

Every Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesday.

Quality Learning at St Joseph's

Embracing every

By encouraging your child to imaginediscover and create,
they can build meaningful connections with their world and
grow in confidence and skills to achieve excellence.

Building Healthy Relationships

Preschool is a time of transition for your child. This is why we give priority to nurturing relationships and providing children with consistent support at our Preschool

Preschool is the first place your child will really be given a chance to understanding the 5 things our St Joseph's community respects.

Our 5 Respects:

  • Respect for Self
  • Respect for Others
  • Respect for Staff
  • Respect for Learning
  • Respect for Environment 

Through this, we give witness and bring our motto of
"In all things love" to life in our school and beyond.


Early Years Learning Framework

Encouraging play, curiosity and friendships.

Our program is underpinned by our Early Years Learning Framework of play-based learning, that is engaging and builds success for life.

Children's skills, knowledge and abilities are developed and supported within the 5 learning outcomes.

5 Learning Outcomes

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity
  2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  4. Children are confident and involved learners
  5. Children are effect communicators

Little Scientist House

We are a certified Little Scientists House

Our Preschool learning environment is committed to hands-on, inquiry-based STEM education.

Cate Halbert, our Lead Educator was the September 2020 Official STEM Leader, learn more about her passion for STEM learning: https://littlescientists.org.au/news-events/stem-leaders/stem-leader-september-2020/


Learning Language

Italian through Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA)

Our program incorporates a digital, play-based interactive application aimed at making language learning engaging and interesting to Early Years children in Preschool - Year 2.

Our lead educator, Cate Halbert is an Official ELLA Champion. She supports other Preschool educators get the most out of the ELLA apps.

Your child's Preschool Journey of

Being. Belonging.


Start Your Journey Now

At St Joseph's School, we welcome families who seek a Catholic Education for their child within our community, which embraces valuing oneself, one's community and one's relationship with God.

Enrolling your child is easy, follow these steps:

Get in Touch

Contact the Front Office via phone, email or in person to express your interest.

Visit Us: 56 Albemarle Street, West Hindmarsh SA 5007

Telephone: (08) 8424 6400

Email: info@sjsh.catholic.edu.au



Find out when your child is ready to start school.

Use our Enrolment Calculator >


How to Enrol

Step 1
Complete Enrolment Application.

Step 2
Make copies of required documentation as per the checklist on Enrolment Application.

Step 3
Pay $50 application fee for school enrolment.

Step 4
Submit steps 1-3 all together to our Front Office.

Step 5
Once your application has been received, the school will make contact to arrange an interview.

Step 6
Your Acceptance of Offer form will be posted, once completed and returned to the school, your child's placement will be confirmed.



Every Thursdays from 9.00 am - 10.30 am

Preschool Policies

The School Board develop in consultation with staff and students policies to ensure consistency and high standards throughout the school.