About Us

St Joseph's Memorial School (SJMS) is a vital part of the Norwood Catholic Community. It offers quality education for boys and girls from Preschool and beyond. The school was founded in 1872 and was placed in the care of the Sisters of St Joseph. The school was established and has been maintained by those who have followed the inspiration and leadership provided by St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. St Joseph's, one of the oldest schools in the state, is closely linked to the history of the Catholic Church and the local district.

St Joseph's Memorial School has two campuses. At Bridge Street, children start in the Preschool, transition into Reception and complete their time at Bridge Street in Year 1. Our children then move to Year 2 and complete their primary schooling at the William Street Campus. This unique setting allows for not only a broader Preschool program but for an easy transition into school.

Embracing the potential of each child is our primary focus which is guided by the principles of our Catholic Traditions and Reggio Emilia. Our small class sizes and unique learning opportunities create an innovative, dynamic and progressive environment where the learning prepares children to be active citizens in our globalised world.

To have a personal tour of the school contact us to make a time to talk with the Principal, Mr Adam Slater.