Saint Joseph’s Warragul is a Catholic primary school situated one hundred kilometres from Melbourne in the rolling hills of West Gippsland.

St Joseph’s school along with the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Sale are owned and operated by Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited (DOSCEL). The Board of DOSCEL is the governing authority and is committed to support and promote the principles and practice of Australian Democracy as outlined in the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority Advice Standard.

The sole Member of DOSCEL is the Bishop.

(DOSCEL Governance Structure)

Saint Joseph’s believes that developing caring and nurturing relationships is at the centre of all we do, underpinned by a strong awareness of Christian values.

We are committed to creating a safe and nurturing culture for all children in our school environment.

We are committed to Child Safety and hold that the care, safety and wellbeing of children as a central and fundamental responsibility of Catholic education. This commitment is drawn from and inherent to the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the sanctity of each human person at the heart of the Gospel. 

The staff at Saint Joseph’s are dedicated, professional and focussed on meeting the needs of all children at our school.

Parents are encouraged to be active participants in the life of the school and there are many opportunities for parents to be involved.

We believe that children learn best when in an encouraging, stimulating and supportive learning environment. Our classrooms are modern and appealing and we have a well-resourced Information and Communication Technologies program.

We also have trained literacy and numeracy intervention teachers and teacher aides to assist children who struggle in these important areas. We offer Levelled Literacy Intervention in Grade One and two, EMU (mathematics intervention) in Junior Primary, Individual learning Programs for children on NCCD, specific testing for children with learning needs and ongoing support for children’s learning.

Situated next to Marist-Sion Catholic Secondary College, P-12 Catholic education is offered to families on the same site.


167 Burke Street Warragul 3820 Victoria Tel: 03 5623 2943 Fax: 03 5623 4642 Send us an e-mail