Welcome to St Joseph's Primary School Yarra Junction

A beautiful school in the Upper Valley
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Welcome To St Joseph’s, Yarra Junction

My aim is to give you an insight into our wonderful school. It’s an honour to be the Principal of St Joseph’s Yarra Junction because of the high levels of academic achievement and the excellent reputation for the care and nurture we provide all children at our school.

To learn more about our school, we recommend starting with our online video tour. We have professionally produced dozens of videos that give you the opportunity to meet me, our teachers, some students, current parents, learn about our curriculum opportunities, tips to a smooth transition into school and so much more.

Click here to start watching our videos. We thank you for visiting us!

John Faulkner | Principal

Meet All Of Our Teachers

St Joseph’s is extremely fortunate to have a dedicated and passionate group of teaching and support staff



Prep Teacher

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2/3 Teacher

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STEAM Teacher

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The St Joseph’s Difference

A strong curriculum and variety of subjects help form the foundation of a quality education. At St Joseph’s Yarra Junction, we are extremely proud of the rich and diverse curriculum on offer.


We believe language is the foundation for all learning…. learn more


One of the pillars of a strong education – we make numeracy engaging … learn more

Student Wellbeing

Skills which promote resilience, problem solving and the ability to make good choices. …. learn more

The Arts

The Arts are a fundamental means of expression and communicationlearn more


Science, technology, engineering, art & maths – our students are immersed in STEAM.. learn more



Our languages program is one the the highlights of our curriculum … learn more

Phys. Ed.

Our sports program promotes the physical, social and emotional dimensions of physical activity … learn more


Our Parish School provides an education that is holistic, pastoral and spiritual… learn more

Which level is your child starting school?

We have made an online tour specific to each year level where you can watch dozens of videos that showcase our amazing school 

Foundation (Prep)

The beginning year of a child’s schooling journey is one of the most important years of their life. At St Joseph’s we provide a stimulating and engaging learning environment designed to develop the foundation for a love of learning.

Grade 1/2

The junior school is a wonderful place for young students to consolidate and extend their learning in a fun and collaborative way. We have a great balance of small group work, partner work and one-to-one learning environments. Learning is hands-on, creative and experimental.

Grade 3/4

The middle school at St Joseph’s is a dynamic and stimulating working environment. Our focus turns to creating independent and motivated learners. We really start to focus on student wellbeing and their sense of community.

Grade 5/6

Our senior school is a place of advancement and accleration. It’s hands on, dynamic and loads of fun. Students explore science, technology & engineering through robotics and programming software. We have an emphasis on developing a welcoming and inclusive culture.


A community resource by St Joseph’s Yarra Junction

At St Joseph’s we take education seriously.
So seriously in fact that we want to extend education beyond the classroom and have it filter into the community.

One of the foundations of strong communities with healthy people (both mind and body) is access to education.

UpSchool by St Joseph’s is an online resource we invite you to explore,  immerse and be inspired by.

This free and growing resource centre is our way of sharing positive and inspiring messages that we feel will have a direct and positive impact on our community.

Something in here for all ages

Beliefs – With Marisa Peer

Marisa Peer is a British Hypnotherapist, entrepreneur, author and Keynote speaker who is dubbed Britain’s No.1 therapist.

Wu Wei, Your Way

Fundamental to the Dao is the concept of Wu Wei, which translates to, doing nothing, or the art of doing nothing. Wu Wei isn’t an invitation to do nothing, rather it means action without effort.

The Iceman

All over the world contemporary science and eastern introspective practices have joined forces to explore fields of the mind and body previously out of reach.

You Are What You Think

You Are What You Think Did you know your thoughts are directly shaping your mind, body and your reality too?We used to think our brain was unchangeable by the time we reached adulthood, but in fact, we now know the brain is plastic, meaning it is constantly changing,...

In The Now

In The NowAll of us have been told to pay more attention, to concentrate & focus; but have you ever been shown how to?Learning to concentrate is actually a skill that takes practice, just like going to the gym to build up the strength in your muscles, you need to...

The Invisible Giant

Extend Your Breath and Your Life

The Intelligent Breath: Part 1

Feel better and get smarter just by using your breath.

Breath Is The Best Medicine

The way you are breathing could be affecting your health and wellbeing more than you may realise.

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