Message from the Principal


St Joseph's Tobruk Memorial School is a co-educational, Catholic primary school (Prep-Year 6) with an enrolm ent of around 430 students. Our community celebrates 7 core values based on the charisms of our co-founders (Mary MacKillop, St Joseph and The Rats of Tobruk): dignity, compassion, courage & resilience, justice camaraderie, reconciliation, 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 infiltrates our hearts and permeates through the culture of our school.

​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. Positive Behaviour 4 Learning 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. Co-curricular activities such as camps for Year 5 and 6, instrumental program, school band, choir and interschool sport provide opportunities for further quality educational outcomes.

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.

Please contact us to organise a school tour.

Best Wishes

Kevin Billion


At St Joseph's Tobruk, we share the beliefs that together:

  • We serve and lead a high quality and inclusive learning community.
  • We are steward​s of creation, walking on Yugambeh land, charged with the responsibility of caring for our earth and its diverse and abundant resources. We believe in actively contributing towards environmentally sustainable policies and practices, conserving this precious gift of creation for future generations.
  • We work together cheerfully in a spirit of genuine co-operation, reconciliation, mutual respect, camaraderie and care to create a safe and supportive school community.
  • We strive for excellence in an engaging curriculum preparing children to become active participants in a rapidly changing world.
  • We acknowledge the intrinsic worth of every individual and celebrate the diversity in our community.
  • We recognise and nurture the spirituality of each person centred on Jesus, enlivened by the charisms of our founding patrons and integrated into purposeful, daily living.​

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