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 Message from the Principal

St Joseph's Tobruk  Memorial School is a co-educational, Catholic primary school (Prep-Year 6). Our school mission promotes six (6) key themes: respect for the environment; healthy living; future focused education in a rapidly changing world; creating a safe and supportive community; celebration of differences and nurturing spirituality. As well, our community celebrates seven (7) core values based on the charisms of our co-founders (Mary MacKillop, St Joseph and The Rats of Tobruk): dignity, justice, compassion, courage, resilience, mateship, forgiveness, and trust and faith in God. Integrating these themes and core values into every facet of school life is both a challenge and a privilege for every member of the St Joseph's community. The spirit of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop permeates through the complex fabric of relationships. We are fortunate to have a Sister of St Joseph working at our school in the role of Pastoral Worker. A code of conduct based on our Respect Rules (respect for self, others, environment, and learning) applies to all members of the St Joseph's community. Effective behaviour support and bullying prevention programs assist in creating a safe, friendly and supportive school environment. We strive for excellence in an engaging curriculum preparing children to become active participants and life-long learners in a rapidly changing world. Inquiry learning methods challenge students to be independent, self-motivated learners. Co-curricular activities such as camps for Year 5 and 6., instrumental music, school band, photography, choir, chess and interschool sport provide opportunities for further quality educational outcomes. At lunch times, children have access to various clubs which aim to identify and to nurture the SMART within each person. At St Joseph's Tobruk Memorial School, we encourage families to continue to be actively involved in their children's education through purposeful partnerships with their children's teachers and the wider school community.

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