Vision and Values

‘I came so that you may have life – and have it to the full’ John 10:10

At St Joseph’s we recognise the uniqueness of each child and adult, we celebrate differences and promote respect and tolerance for all. We provide opportunities and experiences so that they may become the best that they can be.

We endeavour to raise the aspirations of our children and teach them how to become responsible and productive members of both their local and wider communities. We encourage children to recognise their value and place in God’s diverse world and teach them to reach out, through prayers and actions, to those in need whatever their culture or beliefs. St Joseph’s is a happy and safe place in which to learn.

We provide this environment knowing that children learn, grow and develop best when they are secure in their surroundings. We do all this under the safety of God’s love and protection.


Faith is confidence in what we hope for and the assurance that the lord is working, even though we cannot see it.

Faith knows that no matter what the situation, in our lives or someone else’s that the lord is working in it.


knowing how to cope in spite of setbacks, barriers, or limited resources. Resilience is a measure of how much you want something and how much you are willing.

Able, to overcome obstacles to get it. It has to do with your emotional strength


A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements.

admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.


Empathy is used to describe a wide range of experiences. Emotion researchers generally define empathy as the ability to sense other people’s emotions.

coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling.


feeling sure of yourself and your abilities — not in an arrogant way, but in a realistic, secure way.

Confidence isn’t about feeling superior to others. It’s a quiet inner knowledge that you’re capable of. feel secure rather than insecure.