Embracing every opportunity for each child to

Imagine. Discover. Create. Achieve.



Our School VisionA Faith Community.
Inspired by Love.
Empowered through learning ...to make a Difference.


A Faith Community

We are a multicultural community that acknowledges, welcomes and respects the faith traditions of all.


Inspired by Love

We look to Jesus, Mary MacKillop and the Sacred Heart Missionaries for guidance and inspiration as we journey together.


Empowered through Learning
...to Make a Difference

We are life-long learners who strive to use knowledge to make our world a better place, today and into the future.



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


Our Religious IdentityIn Omnibus Caritas

Classes take time each day to pray and reflect upon our many wonderings, linked to the Wisdoms of the Crossways curriculum. During daily prayer, students are engaged in a variety of different forms of prayer and are involved in creating prayer spaces linked to our Religious dimension.



Our school works with the Parish to implement the Sacramental program with children who are in the primary years of their schooling.

They are the Sacraments of Initiation, Confirmation, First Eucharist and the Healing Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Liturgy is an important form of prayer in the Catholic tradition and there are a number of opportunities for engagement with liturgy through class masses, whole school masses, special blessings, parish masses and preparations and celebrations of the Sacraments.

Liturgies are held in either our School Chapel, Hall or Sacred Heart Church. 



St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph

We celebrate as central to our story, the visionary agent of change, Saint Mary MacKillop and the order she founded, the Sisters of St Joseph. In 1866, the young Mary MacKillop, together with Fr Julian Tenison Woods, began the Sisters of St Joseph to provide an education for children whose families were poor.

St Joseph's Hindmarsh was established in 1928 as one of the many schools underpinned by the work of Australia's first saint.

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"Never see a need without doing something about it."

Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop


Social Justice

Social Justice experiences are at the heart of our Josephite tradition linking to Mary MacKillop's motto of 'never see a need without doing something about it'.

Students are engaged in Social Justice programs that speak to the heart of our vision. As a faith community our students are inspired by love and empowered by learning around social justice to make a difference in our community and beyond.



As a whole school, students participate in activities to develop awareness of issues of social justice. St Joseph's has an active Mini Vinnies Social Justice Group. Social Justice activities include; Project Compassion Fundraising and Education, St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal, working with the St Vincent de Paul Migrant and Refugee Centre and supporting Catholic charities.


Mini Vinnies

Mini Vinnies is a structured group of students and teachers within our community. Their aim is to make a difference to those who are poor, disadvantaged and marginalised.

It provides an environment for young people to be involved in social justice and to meet and discuss with teacher guidance, ways to help others in need within our school and parish community and beyond.

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At St Joseph's HindmarshHighest quality
education for all


Our Strategic Plan

We have clear priorities and plans to deliver high quality teaching and learning outcomes for children at St Joseph's.

You can learn more about our contemporary and engaging educational approach by reading our current Strategic Plan.


Performance Report

The following Report is our most Annual School Report including the Financial summary and details of the 2022 Academic Year. 

The School Performances Report meets the school's responsibility in reporting information to parents on its 2022 performance (Schools Assistance Act 2008).


School Policies

We have clear priorities and plans to deliver high quality teaching and learning outcomes for children.

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Photo Gallery

Our modern facilities and engaging spaces contribute to the quality learning environment you can discover here.