Our School



St Joseph's School Sorrento has served the needs of the Southern Peninsula since 1932. In the early days the school attendance was less than 50, with a staff of two nuns. Lay principals have been leading the school since 1984 after 51 years of the school being served by the Sisters of Mercy. 


The school's architecture is a federation style and sits comfortably in the local environment. In recent years the school has undergone extensive renovations, including; contemporary, flexible learning spaces, a refurbished Library and Art Room as well as extensive playground upgrades. The school has its own swimming pool, sharing the facilities with Sorrento Primary. The school has a private bus service and access to before and after school care. 


The school enrolment has an enrolment of 176 students. The school structure consists of one Prep, two 1/2 classes, two 3/4 classes and two 5/6 classes. 


Specialist classes were offered in the areas of, Visual and Performing Arts, Italian, Physical Education and Sustainability. 

Lunchtime and Extra Curricula activities included; Dance, Master Art Classes, Robotics, Garden Club, Dance Sustainability activities and Sports activities led by senior students. The students have an active voice with representatives from each of the classes on the Student Action Council. The school has a very active parent body. They are an integral part of the school life. Activities include; fundraising, social events for parents and students, classroom helpers, swimming and sports assistance, beach and boat days, involvement in excursions and school camps, morning teas and special food days.



Our Facilities Include:

  • Four Contemporary Learning Spaces accommodating Prep to Year 6

  • A refurbished Art Room

  • A refurbished Library

  • Administration Block, including Sick Bay/First Aid

  • Parish Hall

  • Basketball and Netball Courts

  • Top Oval and Running Track

  • Swimming Pool

  • Gardens – Sustainable Vegetable Gardens, Bible Garden, Indigenous Local Plant Gardens

View photos of Our Facilities below...


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The Leadership Team

– Ellie McGinness

Deputy Principal
– Lisa James

Leader of Learning and Teaching and Literacy
– Lisa James

Leader of RE and Teaching and Learning
– Ellie McGinness

Leader of Mathematics and Assessment and Data
– Megan Barber

Leader of ICT
– Vicki Stirling

Leaders of Student Wellbeing
– Lisa Inglese and Jenny Todd

Teachers & Staff

Meet the friendly Team of Leaders, Teachers and Staff...

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