St Joseph's Primary School, Benalla

Phone: (03) 5762 1347
Fax: (03) 5762 6573
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School Houses



There are four houses at St. Joseph's Primary School - Chamberlain, Scanlon, Hannan and Kearney.
Families are assigned to a house upon enrolment to St Joseph's.

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Father Vijay Bandanadam - Parish Priest
Trish Merlo - Principal
Leigh Symons - Deputy Principal / Learning and Teaching Leader
Bryan Piccolo - Catholic Identity Leader
Andrew Cook  - Pastoral Wellbeing Leader

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Graduate Outcomes

At St Joseph's we strive to educate students to:

  • Be safe, respectful and responsible for themselves, others and the environment
  • Value the beliefs, rituals and traditions of the Catholic faith
  • Grow in their personal relationship with God and others
  • Be engaged and resilient
  • Be committed to social justice
  • Achieve curriculum standards reflective of their individual ability
  • Be life long learners, open to challenges and opportunities

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St. Joseph's primary school was built in 1858 as a denominational school and cost 278 pound. The first teacher was Mr C. J. McNeeley.

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School Information

IMG 8139St. Joseph's has a strong and proud tradition of providing Catholic education in Benalla for over a hundred years.

The school's Vision, Mission and Graduate Outcome statements continue to embody our commitment to Catholic Education and Gospel values.




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