Catholic Education South Australia


Our school operates under the guidelines set down by the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools (SACCS). As a result, we rely on input from our school community through the School Board and Parents and Friends.

School Board

The two main functions of the School Board are to ensure that the school fulfils its Christian educational responsibility and to administer the School.

The Board has responsibility for:

  • Policy direction
  • Financial management (including accounting for all income, which is from four main sources; school fees, Government grants, donations and fundraising).
  • Pastoral care
  • Maintenance planning
  • School evaluation.

The School Board meets twice a term and the Annual General Meeting is held in March each year.

St Joseph’s School Board in 2020

President: Father Brian Mathews
Executive Officer: Mr. Martin Hayes

Chairperson: Mr. Jason Hanley
Secretary: Ms Kim Barberien

Finance: Mrs Kristin Nicolson & Mrs Abbie Arbon

Staff Representative: Mrs Jo Harslett

P&F Representative: Mr. Craig Mitchell

Buildings & Grounds: Mr Craig Mitchell & Mr Jason Zohs

Parent Reps: Ms Charlotte Rich & Ms Andrea Scott

Parents and Friends Association

Parents are the first and most influential educators of their children. At our School we welcome and encourage parents to participate and become actively involved in their child’s education in a way that enables them to share their talents, gifts and interests.

The Parents and Friends Association is the coordinating body for parent activities within the school. It works towards assisting parents as the primary and most important educators of their children. It attempts to establish warm and open relationships with the community and it is the principal body for raising funds for the school.

Parents are encouraged to participate in a variety of ways, for example, classroom support, coaching, catering and working bees.

St Joseph’s School Parents and Friends in 2020

President: Mrs. Kristy Hanley
Vice President: -
Secretary: Ms Andrea Scott
Treasurer: Mrs Pat Stacey

School Board Representative: Mr Craig Mitchell

School Board Representative: Mr Craig Mitchell

Catering Coordinator Ms Phillipa Davidson 

Catering Committee: Ms Andrea Scott, Mrs Alicia Thomas, Mrs Kristy Hanley, Mrs Abbie Arbon

Principal: Mr. Martin Hayes

Staff Rep: Mr Shane Arbon

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