St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Enfield has a strong sense of community where everyone is welcome. Our highly committed teaching staff ensures a contemporary curriculum that is tailored to suit every student’s capabilities and interests

We provide a faith-centred education based on Catholic values, with positive relationships and wellbeing at our core. Our aim is that every child becomes independent, confident, resilient and ready to share their varied gifts in the world.

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,

The time your child will spend in Primary School is a most significant period in your child’s life and in the life of your family. Catholic education looks at the whole person. For children, education primarily occurs in the home. This is particularly true of the spiritual growth of your child. The Catholic School, as part of the parish, supports the family in this development. Therefore, the full benefit of the Catholic school occurs when you enable the school, the family and parish to work in harmony to create a true environment for faith development.

As a school we follow the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and integrate His message of love into our daily activities. We strive for excellence in all academic areas and we are always very proud of our students’ successes. All students are encouraged to put forth their best efforts and are challenged each day by their teachers to reach their potential.

We recognise that parents make an important contribution to the education of their children and welcome your active involvement and participation in the life of the school. Many opportunities are available for you to be involved in our school.

The staff at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary will work in partnership with you in meeting your child’s needs. We will guide, support and assist your child in every possible way and we take a genuine interest in your child’s welfare.

Our website is designed to assist you in becoming familiar with the operation of our school so that you are able to support us in the education of your child. Evidence suggests that when parents are actively involved in their children’s learning, educational outcomes are maximized.

Let us bring to life the words ‘working in partnership’.

Mary Colagrossi

our history

St Joseph’s Primary, Enfield was founded in 1917 under the guidance of the Josephite Sisters.  Although 1979 saw the Sisters move out of the school, the charism of their foundress, Saint Mary MacKillop, lives on through the values and traditions established.

  • 1916 – Parish of Enfield established
  • 1917 – Original Church/School opened (presently St Joseph’s Parish Hall)
  • 1922 – Eastern extensions were made to Church/School
  • 1960 – New school built
  • 1977 – Four classrooms and canteen built
  • 1979 – Sisters of St Joseph withdraw from administration of the school
  • 1980 – De La Salle Brothers move into St Joseph’s Primary
  • 1989 – De La Salle Brothers withdraw
  • 1990 – St Joseph’s becomes a fully systemic school of the Sydney Catholic Education Office
  • 1991 – Appointment of St Joseph’s first lay Principal
  • 1993 – Library and Resource Room built
  • 1996 – Extensions: Special Education Room
  • 1997 – Launching of our SRD strategic plan for St Joseph’s School, Part I
  • 2001 – Launching of our SRD strategic plan for St Joseph’s School, Part II
  • 2003 – School Accessibility Oval
  • 2006 – Strategic Plan 2006-2009 launched
                – Celebration of 90 years of Parish life and Catholic Education
  • 2010 – Building and Refurbishment of main building completed
  • 2012 – Building the Education Revolution (BER) Project i.e. multi-purpose hall/gymnasium and classrooms completed and officially opened. Athletics track and oval opened
  • 2016 St Joseph’s Catholic Church Celebrates Centenary
  • 2017 St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Celebrates Centenary

Parish Priests

  • 1916 – 1941 Fr John P Considine
  • 1942 – 1957 Fr Charles Nolan
  • 1957 – 1979 Fr John Ferrari
  • 1979 – 1985 Fr John McRae
  • 1985 – 2001 Fr Joseph Camilleri
  • 2001 – 2012 Fr Joseph Le Van Trong
  • 2013 – Fr Patrick Njenga (Administrator)
  • 2014 – 2016 Fr Anthony Mifsud
  • 2017 – Present Fr Kim Ha


  • 1917 – 1979 Sisters of St Joseph
  • 1980 – 1989 Br Aloysius FSC
  • 1990 – Ms Carmel McCarthy (Acting)
  • 1991 – 1994 Mr Peter Hamer
  • 1995 – 2003 Sr Jennifer Ryan RSM
  • 2004 – 2012 – Mr Michael McGovern
  • 2013 – 2020 Mrs Maria Maiorana
  • 2021 to present – Mrs Mary Colagrossi

our history

Our vision is enlivened by our mission. Our mission is to be people of service as we live out our school SMILE.

Smile everyday

Make good choices

Include God in your day

Learn as much as you can

Enjoy being you

Our vision is based on the development of an authentic Catholic school that:

  • Is founded on Jesus Christ and is enlivened  by the values of the Gospel
  • Highlights the relevance of our faith to life and contemporary culture
  • Is embedded within the Parish community and shares in the evangelising mission of the Church
  • Is committed to the development of the whole person: spiritual, academic, physical, social and emotional

At St Joseph’s our vision is captured in the following:


  • Journeying with Jesus and His Gospel message
  • Uniting in partnership with home, school and parish
  • Striving for the total development of each child
  • Toward a life of prayer, sacraments and Eucharistic celebrations
  • Inclusive education where children, parents, and staff are accepted, valued and respected
  • Celebrating the joy of discovery and the excitement of learning
  • Educating students to achieve their individual potential

We are committed to providing an environment that nurtures each child’s awareness and development of their own individual potential and the importance of using their unique gifts to serve God and others.

our history

The St Joseph’s community is a vibrant one. The school is an integral part of the Parish and enjoys a close relationship with parents, grandparents, and carers.

St Joseph’s Church

Parish Priest: Father Kim Ha

Mass Times

  • Monday to Thursday: 9.15am
  • Friday: 12.00pm
  • Saturday: 12.00pm, 5:30pm
  • Sunday: 9.00am, 10:30am, 6:00pm

A loop system is installed for those with hearing aids.

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