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

Prue

Prue

Prep Teacher

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Simone

Simone

2/3 Teacher

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Bri

Bri

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.

Literacy

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

Numeracy

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

S.T.E.A.M.

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

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Japanese

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

Faith

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.

UpSchool

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

Peace Giants – Thich Nhat Hanh

A global “Peace Giant”, Thich Nhat Hanh has revolutionised our way of seeing the world through his prayers, philosophy, activism and teachings.

The Magical Pangolin

The Pangolin is the only truly scaly mammal on earth.

Just Say Peace – Daily Inspiration

Peace in every language has the power to transform hearts and minds everywhere.

Kids Mandala – A Wellbeing Activity

An ancient meditation tradition dating back 10,000 years, the word Mandala comes from the Sanskrit language and means circle. Used as a tool for self-development, focus and meditation, the mandala is an integral practice to Buddhist and Hindu religions.

Buddha Belly – A Mindfulness Activity For Kids

Fill in Buddhas Belly with words of love and kindness, positivity and fun.

Breaking Bad Habits – Mindfulness Changes Your Brain

The more often you repeat a behaviour, the stronger the urge to do it again becomes

Everyday Mindfulness – Activities Chart

we are a social, spiritual and sensitive species that which requires a place in the community, emotional care, regular nourishment from the earth a connection to Mother -Nature, close friends and comfort from loved ones.

The Tears of Shiva – Rudraksha

The name Rudrā is one of 1008 names of the Hindu deity Shiva and the word Akśa means tears in Sanskrit. After 1000 years of meditation, tears began to fall from the eyes of Shiva in compassion for humanity, and the tears became the Rudraksha Tree.

The Nature of Sound – A Guided Meditation

Mother Nature in all her wisdom provides us with everything we need to grow and thrive. The sounds made by the natural world are there to help tune the body to the frequency of the earth, the planets and the stars.

Kids Mindfulness Activity – Star Breathing

Mindfulness breathing is a beautiful way to relax a busy mind, calm nervous feelings and build mental clarity.
The ‘Star Breathing Chart’ is a great activity to practice when feelings and emotions get a little hairy and thinking is a bit blurry.


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