St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School plays an important role in the Macleay Valley Catholic Parish.


St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School plays an important role in the Macleay Valley Catholic Parish and in the broader Macleay Valley community.

This is a place that genuinely believes in the goodness of each and every person. Every day we strive to drive excellence in the Macleay Valley. Every day we seek to live by our motto ‘Truth and Honour’ by recognising the truth of every person’s dignity as a beloved child of God and honouring each person by encouraging them to be the best person they can be. We honour, recognise, celebrate and nurture each person’s gifts and talents.

St Joseph’s is more than just a school. St Joseph’s cares for all those that are part of our family, especially those in need. Together we journey in life. All are welcome and all belong. We are a diverse community seeking to experience the fullness of life.

As your Parish Priest, I welcome the opportunity to serve and journey with the students, staff and families of St Joseph’s. It is my privilege to accompany all those connected with St Joseph’s so that they may be enriched by God’s unconditional love for each person, especially through the celebration of the Sacraments.

As a fellow pilgrim and a fellow learner, I am privileged to play an active role in each person’s development by being part of various facets of school life. Whether that be visiting classes, offering Mass or Reconciliation, involving students in parish activities, helping families in need, or supporting the teachers in their own formation and faith journey.

May Our Blessed Mother intercede for us and may we all continue to experience Jesus’ unconditional love for us and our families,

Father James Foster
Parish Priest, Macleay Valley Catholic Parish