Principal’s Welcome

Principal Frank Jones and Assistant Principal Kia May Wall lead St Joseph’s Primary School, Taree. Diocesan appointments in 2022, they represent more than 50 years of educational experience across all sectors. Mr Jones and Mrs Wall are experienced principals and bring a diversity to St Joseph’s, ensuring it is well-placed moving forward.

“I feel extremely privileged to be leading this magnificent school, which has such a long and proud tradition,” Mr Jones says. “This privilege is accompanied by a responsibility to continue to build a culture of high expectation and to ensure our learning environments are challenging, pastoral, relevant, and rewarding.

“We are no different to any other organisation in that a complete change of leadership provides the opportunity to stop and reflect upon what we do and how we do it. This reflection, in the first two terms of 2020, has enabled us to identify and commit to our professional learning community’s Shared Purpose.

“With this Shared Purpose at the forefront of all we do, we have been able to fine-tune our Mission and Vision. I look forward to listening to all stakeholders and accompanying the staff, students, and parents as together we construct the future of our professional learning community.”

The Shared Purpose of our professional learning community is:

To educate ALL students to the best of OUR ability to ensure they realise the best of THEIRS.

The Mission of our professional learning community is:

To do what it takes to serve each of our learners through quality and Christ-centric education.

The Vision of our professional learning community is for:

Christian Living, Loving, and Learning for life to be the personal characteristics of our members.

Frank Jones