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Principal’s Welcome

As the Principal of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, my vision is to build a community that not only serves the academic needs of our students but also actively contributes to the well-being of the wider community. Our students are not just learners; they are future leaders and contributors to society. By instilling in them the values of courage, kindness, respect, and responsibility, we aim to prepare them for a life of purpose and service. 

I am dedicated to assembling a team of educators who share this vision wholeheartedly. St Joseph’s seeks courageous and innovative educators who see beyond the curriculum, recognizing and celebrating the unique strengths each child brings.  

Our teachers and support staff are not just instructors; they are mentors, guides and partners in the journey of enabling each child to reach their fullest potential, without any limitations. 

I invite you to join us on this exciting journey of learning, growth and community service.  

Together, let us create an environment where every child feels seen, valued and empowered to become the best version of themselves. 

We thank you for entrusting us with the education and development of your children. I look forward to a fruitful and enriching partnership. 


Troy Rickard – Principal, St Joseph’s Werribee

Photograph of Troy Rickard - Principal

The Annual Report to the Community 2022 provides information about St Joseph’s Catholic School and our strategic planning that drives Catholic Identity, Teaching and Learning, Leadership, Wellbeing and Community Engagement.

“I will be encouraging our students to be change agents in our community to make a real difference. Together with staff and families we will build a Catholic school culture where everyone feels included, valued and accepted.”

“I see this as an opportunity for St Joseph’s to be a school that pursues the highest levels of learning for all students, promotes problem solving, creativity and critical thinking so that our students are prepared to tackle the challenges of the future.”

 “Our teachers will be genuine and authentic people who will work collaboratively to build their own capacity as well as share in their knowledge, so that our teachers, parents and students will grow and flourish in a stimulating and innovative learning environment.”

“The planned stunning new school facilities, which in time will have beautiful and stimulating gardens and interactive outdoor spaces. These spaces will invite students to enter an environment of beauty, wonder, curiosity and challenge to construct and problem solve.”

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