St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Park Avenue was founded in 1929 by the Sisters of St Joseph, a Catholic teaching order of nuns founded by Blessed Mary MacKillop. The Sisters of St. Joseph maintained a leadership role at the school until 1981 when the first lay principal was appointed. The school is situated in the established North Rockhampton suburb of Park Avenue, and attracts families from all areas of Rockhampton. The majority of children live in the Park Avenue area and the northern suburbs along the Bruce Highway to The Caves. The school population represents a range of socio-economic and cultural groups. The predominant cultural background of the children is European (mainly Anglo-Saxon), although there is an identified group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (13%). The school has a policy of inclusivity and children with identified needs are accepted into the school after it has been established that the school is able to cater for their needs.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Park Avenue
Main Street, Park Avenue, QLD, 4701, Australia
15 Taylor Street Park Avenue Queensland 4701 AU