PO Box 971 / 14 Mortlock Tce,
Port Lincoln, SA, 5606
t: (08) 8683 2400
f: (08) 8682 2566
e: info@sjspl.catholic.edu.au

Current Students


Year 10-12 Curriculum Handbook

Year 7-9 Curriculum Handbook

Policies, Procedures and Forms

Parent Handbook - R-2

Parent Handbook - 3-6

Parent Handbook - 7-9

Parent Handbook - 10-12

Parent Handbook - Boarding House

Standard Day Timetable

Time Session
8:40am - 9:00am Morning Administration Time
9:00am - 9:45am Lesson 1
9:45am - 10:30am Lesson 2
10:30am - 11:15am Lesson 3
11:15am - 11:35am RECESS
11:35am - 12:20pm Lesson 4
12:20pm - 1:05pm Lesson 5
1:05pm - 1:45pm LUNCH
1:50pm - 2:35pm Lesson 6
2:35pm - 3:10pm
2:35pm - 3:20pm
Lesson 7 (R-6)
Lesson 7 (7-12)
3:10pm R-6 Students Dismissed
3:20pm 7-12 Students Dismissed

Term Dates

Please refer to the CESA website for school term dates.

Please note start dates may vary, refer to the Newsletter or School Calendar for start and finish dates specific to our school.


The school's on-site canteen provides healthy and affordable snacks and lunches for all year levels.

The canteen's price list Canteen Price List contains more information about the food available.

Click here for Flexischools - Canteen Online Ordering System

Please note – this online option is for lunch orders and these orders need to be placed prior to 9:30am on the day required.

We are always looking for volunteers to help Volunteering in the canteen.


At St Joseph's School all students are required to wear the school's uniform.

A School Uniform is to:

  • Develop a sense of Unity and School Spirit
  • Develop Self Esteem
  • Be Comfortable
  • Be Functional for School Activities(ie safe and durable)
  • Be Attractive
  • Be Affordable

Uniform Shop Opening Hours:

3pm-5pm Monday and Wednesday

The school uniform is supported by the school's uniform policy Uniform Policy

Bus Information

St Joseph's School students have access to our own bus service from Tumby Bay, DECD Buses and also the local town bus service operated by Tunarama Coach Lines.

Tumby Bay Bus Service

A daily bus service operates between Tumby Bay and Port Lincoln with a number of stops along the way for students enrolled at the school. For more information please contact the Bus Coordinator via our school contact details.

LocationPick-up TimeDrop-off Time
Tumby Bay Sports Oval7:45am4:25pm
Lincoln Highway
Lincoln Highway
Parking Bay 2255 Lincoln Hwy
St Joseph's School8:30am3:40pm

For further information please speak with our friendly front office staff.

Rural Bus Service

The Port Lincoln DECD school bus service supports rural families who have school aged children living 5 or more kilometres from the nearest state school.

Families from our School need to collect an application form from the front office to complete. New bus applications will be considered where bus space is available. An administration fee of $25.00 per year, per student applies to this service.

Town Bus Service

The town bus service is operated by Tunarama Coach Lines, for further details please contact them direct on (08) 8682 4060

Please note bus services do not run on a Catastrophic Fire Warning day.

After School Care

Sherpa Kids Port Lincoln operates an After School Care program which can be accessed by St Joseph's School students. Sherpa Kids staff provide creative, engaging, and fun programs in a secure environment which supports the National Quality Framework. This service is accessible to students in all year levels up to Year 7.

Service opening time:
Monday - Friday: 3:15pm - 6:00pm

More Information

School Laptop Program

Secondary School students attending our school benefit from a 1:1 laptop program.

Click here for more information

Curriculum at St Joseph's School

Our school is committed to providing a broad and meaningful curriculum to all our students. In offering a broad curriculum, our vision is to ignite a love of learning which enables the spiritual, intellectual, cultural, physical and social development of each student.

St Joseph's School exists within the broader context of Catholic Education in Australia, and works in close partnership with our Church, as well as parents, caregivers and students. We are acutely aware of the need for our curriculum to meet the necessary standards dictated to us by external bodies such as ACARA, SACE Board and CESA, and strive to ensure that the curriculum offered suits out local community in the broader, national and international context.

The curriculum taught at St Joseph's will be guided by the basic premise that our broad curriculum is designed to cater for and extend all abilities, equipping students with the necessary skills for them to achieve their full potential in an ever changing world.

Self reliance and independent learning and thinking are fostered throughout the school and students are encouraged to make connections between the local community and their learning where possible. The priority of literacy and numeracy as fundamentals of learning in curriculum delivery are evident throughout the entire school.

In today's world young adults are challenged to integrate faith and life through an understanding of contemporary life within the Christian context and the Catholic Josephite tradition.

At the heart of our story is St Mary MacKillop who established schools throughout Australia for young disadvantaged people. In this same spirit St Joseph's continues to ensure that all students have equal opportunity to access learning opportunities which will allow them to fulfil whatever career aspiration they may have.

More information about the curriculum offerings as our school can be found in the 7-12 Curriculum Handbook.

Religious Education & Faith Formation

The religious dimension is at the core of St Joseph's School, and we seek to build a faith community based on the Josephite charism by providing our students a relevant curriculum as well as having them engage in meaningful prayer, liturgical celebrations and Christian outreach opportunities.

Religious Education is studied across all year levels from Foundation to Year 12 and is delivered in an innovative and contemporary manner. The curriculum is designed to engage and challenge students to explore all aspects of their own personal faith journey, and to offer students opportunities to come to know and love Jesus.

Prayer and Liturgical Celebrations

Through meaningful Prayer, Liturgical and Eucharistic celebrations, students develop a feeling of belonging within the St Joseph's School faith community. Morning and afternoon prayer are practiced daily in classrooms, and classes and year levels regularly attend Parish Mass at St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church.

Special Liturgies are held throughout the year for classes and year levels within both the primary and secondary school. Special Feast Days such as St Joseph's Day and St Mary MacKillop Day are also celebrated at whole school masses in the local Catholic Church, St Mary of the Angels.

Christian Outreach

Students are encouraged to put faith into practice through involvement in various Christian Outreach opportunities.

The St Joseph's School "Mini Vinnies" group works closely with the Port Lincoln St Vincent de Paul Society by participating in fundraising and practical activities.

Our students are also involved in:

  • volunteering for the Cara Camp for Kids as mentors for children with disabilities
  • groups participate in 'Clean up Australia Day'
  • work for the local 'Fred's Van' food service and various other Christian Service programs.

Josephite Charism

The Josephite charism permeates throughout all aspects of school life at St Joseph's School, where students are guided to follow the vision and inspiration of our Patron Saint, St Joseph, and co-founder of the Sisters of St Joseph, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

This Josephite charism is further celebrated in the week leading up to the St Mary MacKillop Feast Day, through JJAMM Week. JJAMM stands for St Joseph, Fr Julian Tenison Woods And St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and is a chance for the St Joseph's school community to celebrate what it means to be a part of a Josephite community.

Through engaging in prayer, reflection and fun activities, students live out the qualities of these three inspirational people, as well as raising funds for worthwhile local, national and international Josephite charities.


The school Retreat program is an integral component of the faith formation of students at St Joseph's School. Students in the primary years attend day Retreats when preparing for their Sacraments. Secondary students also attend overnight Retreats in most year levels. These Retreats provide students with an opportunity to explore their future goals and nurture relationships with their peers, family and their God.