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Our Dominican Connection


We have a great history in Queenstown - the Dominican sisters arrived to teach at our school on its current site in 1883. The Dominican pillars of prayer, learning, community and service are evident in our school and our learning. The Dominican charism or mission is based on truth, learning, discovery, thinking, excellence, prayer, community and service or mission. That means that at St Joseph's School we will:

Always be honest
Always be learning
Always do our best
Listen to God's call
Do our bit


Our School Blessing embodies our school’s vision, our value and our Dominican charism.

Our awesome God and teacher
We praise and thank you for all you have given us.

Bless us as we learn and play,
Watch over our families and our community.
May our school be a place of honesty, respect and learning,
where everyone does their best and does their bit.
May God be always with us.