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.
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.
The Cowan's Bus Service provides bus services for students travelling to and from school. For information regarding bus routes and travel, visit cowans.com.au 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 transportnsw.info/school-students
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.
No, anyone seeking a quality Catholic education is welcome at St Joseph’s school.
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.