Give your child the right start to their education

At St Joseph’s all students are empowered to become lifelong learners with optimism, faith and hope for the future.


Student to teacher ratio

K - 6

Primary school


Years of quality education


Teachers & staff

Why Choose St Joseph’s?

“For the last 134 years, St Joseph’s has provided opportunities for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 to realise their God-given potential”

Our focus is quality education

Our primary education program is unique for Merriwa

The best learning facilities in Merriwa

Our library and infants class spaces are second to none.

Frequently asked questions

Who can enrol at St Joseph’s?

St Joseph’s Primary School, Merriwa accepts children from Kindergarten to Year 6 both within the town district and outlying rural properties travelling from Cassilis and Sandy Hollow.

Where can my child attend high school?

Students of St Joseph's, Merriwa are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St Joseph's High School, Aberdeen. The Catholic Schools Office provides a coach to transport students from Merriwa to St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen daily.

How does my child get to school?

The Cowan's Bus Service provides bus services for students travelling to and from school. For information regarding bus routes and travel, visit or call (02) 6547 4416.


In areas where there is no public transport, eligible residents may receive a subsidy for transporting their students to school by private vehicle. For details please visit

Where do I drop my child off at school?

Students may be dropped off outside the front of the school at the Marquet Street entrance. Please do not stop or park in the bus zone during the signposted hours. If dropping off on the eastern side of Marquet Street, parents must accompany their children across the road and inside the gate. Walkers can enter via Marquet Street or up past the church from Vennacher Street.

Does my child need to be a Catholic to attend this school?

No, anyone seeking a quality Catholic education is welcome at St Joseph’s school.

Does St Joseph’s offer a range of sports for the students?

Yes. Not only do the students participate in weekly PE and Sport lessons, they also participate in intensive gymnastics and swimming lessons. We engage the services of professional bodies for coaching workshops in Rugby, soccer, League, tennis and other sports. Students who perform at high levels can qualify to represent the school at Regional Diocesan and even state levels in all summer and winter sports as well as cross country, swimming and athletics. The school has an equestrian team that competes in inter-school horse sports events.

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