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Our school

St Joseph’s Hectorville is a primary school in Adelaide, South Australia and has served the local community since 1863. The school comprises Early Learning, Reception to Year 6. While our Catholic vision and mission permeates the life of the school, children from all cultures and faiths are welcome.

When you step into our school, there’s an immediate feeling of warmth, comfort and confidence. At St Joseph’s Hectorville, we want to connect with our students and their families as we continually work to grow and strengthen our incredible education community.

Our focus is to ignite your child’s passion for learning, while we embrace diversity, inclusivity and creativity.

Our passionate and talented teachers are invested in developing your child’s interests and curiosity. Across all grades, our team nurtures our students on an individual level, understanding the significant contribution of social and emotional support giving them every opportunity to thrive.

We believe that when students have the support, community and resources in place that they need to learn – then incredible things can happen. This is why generations of families continue to send their children to St Joseph’s.

We also understand that the thought of enrolling your children in school for the first time can be overwhelming. This is why our team is here to walk you through this process – with a range of school tours, online information and other virtual opportunities you can engage with.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our school, then simply get in touch here. We’d love to meet you.

Principal's Welcome

Liz Thomas

Welcome to St Joseph’s School Hectorville, a place where children’s passion for learning is ignited and where diversity, inclusivity and creativity are embraced.

We are proud to offer a nurturing community where children are valued, loved and respected. We create learning experiences that recognise the dignity of all children as highly capable, and accomplished human beings with enquiring minds, imagination and a thirst for knowledge.

We make a commitment to our families that we will engage children in learning that is relevant, purposeful and connected to their lives. We foster a strong sense of belonging, have high expectations and support each child to achieve their goals and seek their best.

Our school has a strong culture of collaboration and cooperation, fostering authentic partnerships with children, families and the wider community. Together, we develop a community filled with hope, fun, friendship and rich learning.

We invite you to visit our outstanding learning community and share with us your hopes and dreams so that together we may nurture the flourishing of your child.

Principal Liz Thomas with students

Liz Thomas
Principal