Left, three students in uniform listening in class. Middle, two students in uniform taking notes in class. Right, a student in uniform making crafts in class.

About Us

St. Joseph Catholic School houses approximately 180 students. This school is a community based school that works closely with the Church and Parent Community. Our students come from all walks of life. Because St. Joseph offers programs in Learning Disabilities, Multiple Exceptionalities and Language Instruction, many of the students in these programs are bused to the school from surrounding communities.  St. Joseph School also has 8 regular classes including two all day kindergarten classes. In addition, we have 1 Special Education class to service students with special needs. Vocal music is offered to students from J.K. to grade 5 and instrumental music is offered to students in grades 6-8. Our staff is made up of 15 teachers, 2 CYW, and 5 EA’s.

How We Meet the Diverse Needs of Our Students

A Catholic environment permeates the daily life at our school. Formal religious education is taught at each grade level. Beyond this, courtesy, kindness and respect for one another is fostered in all our interactions. 

We try to provide a safe and welcoming environment in our school community. The safe arrival program requires a phone call home if a student is absent and the parent has not notified the school. Health and safety issues are presented by staff, the public health nurse and the police. A code of behaviour has been developed with input from parents, staff and students.  

Curriculum objectives for this year include peace education, computer literacy and technology literacy and numeracy.  The provincial standards in mathematics and language further assist in the programming and assessment of students' learning. Since not all students learn in the same way nor at the same rate, modifications in program are made based on student needs in the areas of language, learning styles and social considerations. These needs are addressed in both the regular program and through our special education, language impaired, learning disability and behaviour classes. We currently offer a Junior Language Intervention Program at the school. 

We have many co-curricular and extra-curricular programs in this school. Some of these are: house leagues, soccer, volleyball, cross-country, track and field, softball, choir, drama and computers. Peer tutoring, involving older students working with younger students, is an excellent vehicle for enhancing self-esteem.