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Why choose us?

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Como-Oyster Bay is a two stream school that offers a contemporary and dynamic Catholic education from Kindergarten to Year 6. Set in a serene bushland setting, we offer a supportive, caring environment for all members of the community. Continually striving for academic excellence, we offer personalised learning to meet the needs of every child. Our gifted and high ability students are supported by the Newman Selective Gifted Education Program across all subjects and skill areas.

We live our school motto “Love One Another” by encouraging respectful teacher-student relationships and nurturing the confidence, self-worth and integrity of each student so they can make a difference in their world. A strong sense of community is fostered through the active participation of parents in their child’s education and the celebration of our Catholic faith.

Principal’s Message

Welcome to the website of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Como-Oyster Bay. As principal of the school, I strongly believe in promoting a positive, nurturing and safe learning environment for all members of our community. Our tranquil bushland setting and vibrant learning spaces provide an environment which challenges and supports students in their growth and wellbeing.

Our team of professional and highly dedicated teachers are deeply committed to knowing and caring for the individual needs of each student. We deliver a rich and engaging curriculum through flexible learning pathways and an inquiry-based approach. Diverse learning opportunities, including the Newman Selective Gifted Education Program for gifted students and students of high ability, as well as specialised programs for students requiring additional support, are integrated across various subject areas.  

Our school motto “Love One Another” is enlivened throughout each student’s learning journey with every grade adopting the Nagle values of welcome, kindness, forgiveness, relationships, respect, justice and service. Our strong sense of community is founded on the deeply valued positive partnership between the school, home and parish, which is evidenced by the respectful student-teacher and parent-teacher relationships. We are committed to our Catholic faith and empowering students to make a difference in the world. As we travel this educational journey together, may we be of inspiration to one another.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our wonderful school.

Mr Allan Fagerstrom

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Como-Oyster Bay - Principal's Message
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Founded by the Presentation Sisters in 1953, the school is characterised by a positive, nurturing, learning environment that strives for excellence in all facets of education and fosters the confidence, self-worth and integrity of each child.


The story of Nano Nagle and the charisms of the Presentation Sisters continue to enrich our Catholic values and shape our interactions and relationships with a strong message of service and empowerment. This combined with our school motto, “Love One Another”, continues to guide and inspire the community to develop a stronger connection to our Catholic faith.

StJosephsCatholicPrimarySchoolComoOysterBay_AboutUs_OurMissionandValuesAt St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Como-Oyster Bay we empower each other to make a difference. As active disciples we will: 

  • grow in faith and love of our God 
  • give witness of our faith to one another 
  • respond to issues of social justice
  • care for our common home
  • take responsibility and lead our own learning
  • be creative, collaborative problem solvers
  • achieve success through perseverance and 
  • challenge and embrace and celebrate diversity. 

Through authentic and contemporary practice, we as a Catholic learning community inspire, motivate and educate our students so they can shape their future.

At St Joseph’s, each grade adopts a specific Nagle value for the year and integrates shared understanding and practical application of this value developing Catholic social justice teachings. These values are: welcome, kindness, forgiveness, relationships, respect, justice and service.

“Love One Another”

StJosephsCatholicPrimarySchoolComoOysterBay_AboutUs_OurParishParish Priest: Rev. Jerzy Chrzczonowicz

Contact Details:
A: 210 Oyster Bay Road, Como / Oyster Bay, NSW 2226
P: (02) 9528 0205
E: stjoscomo@bigpond.com
W: www.stjosephscomo.org.au

Mass Times:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7.30am
  • Tuesday: 6.00pm (5.00pm Adoration & Benediction)
  • Friday: 7.30am 9.00am
  • Saturday: 7.30am and 5.00pm (Vigil)
  • Sunday: 8.00am, 9.30am and 3.00pm
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