Principal's Message and Leadership Team

Principal's Message 


St Joseph's Primary School is the first of three Primary Schools established within the Parish of St Agnes' Port Macquarie, proudly celebrating our centenary year in 2013. The School vision "One in Christ" inspires our Staff and community to discover and celebrate individual potential whilst working for the greater good within our School, Parish, local and global communities.

St Joseph's is a two-stream school of approximately 400 students that has a strong tradition of inspiring excellence in education and sensitivity to the pastoral care and well being of the members of our community. The school has a dedicated staff who generously share expertise and talents by providing a broad range of many additional spiritual, educational, cultural and sporting opportunities and experiences.

The school has a proud tradition of achieving in:

  • Broad-based Academic Assessments such as NAPLAN and State/National Educational Competitions.
  • Cultural and community endeavours such as International Trinity Speech & Drama Exams, Apex Public Speaking competitions, as well as Dance, Speech and Drama, Band and Choir Eisteddfods.
  • A wide range of Sporting endeavours with a high level of State, Regional and Diocesan representation.

Leadership is encouraged throughout the school, and all students are engaged in planning and hosting whole school assemblies, which highlight aspects of the children's learning journey. Our Year 5 and 6 students are provided additional leadership roles where the Student Representative Council, Sports Captains, Kinder mentors, Peer Support leaders and The Minnie Vinnies Team provide functional experiences in the development of personal leadership, team building and community spirit.

St Joseph's is committed to developing young people who can become confident, skilled and successful members of an evolving society whilst remaining inspired through the example and teachings of Christ.

Tess Koning

Our Leadership Team

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Tess Koning
Laura Hatherly
Assistant Principal
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Jeannine Ucdereli
Assistant Principal
Learning and Teaching
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Robyn McDougall
Leader of Pedagogy
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Lyn Kelly
Leader of Inclusion
Holly Hough
Leader of Pastoral Care
Sarah Blundell
Leader of Digital Technologies and Innovation