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St Joseph's School

About our Parish School

St Joseph’s is the primary school of the Hawthorn Parish.  As a community we gather, worship and celebrate regularly at the Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Des Dwyer, our Parish Priest. At St Joseph’s we embrace our mission to proclaim Jesus’ message of God’s love for all, to see the contemporary world with imagination and a particular hope-filled view of the human person and all of creation. We invite our students to make sense of their world and their lives within a faith community that is faithful to the mission of Jesus.


Since its beginning in 1854, St Joseph’s has had a proud history of providing quality education to the community of Hawthorn, in Melbourne’s inner East. The school is characterised by a strong sense of community and commits to a personalised approach to learning and teaching, aimed at students reaching their full potential.

More information about St. Joseph's School is on their website, including their Child Safety policies.

St Joseph's School

The Importance of Sacraments

A special video reflection on the importance of the parish/school connection and the relevance of this relationship in living the sacraments within the Hawthorn Catholic community - view here

St Joseph's Hawthorn School vision:
St. Joseph’s School aspires to live the values of Jesus within a welcoming Catholic community that celebrates and integrates faith, life, learning and culture, empowering our students to live together harmoniously in an ever changing world.  

St. Joseph's school Hawthorn



571 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn,

Victoria Australia 3122


(03) 9818 7570


(03) 9819 0734



Mrs Sharon Kenyon-Smith


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