St Joseph's School

Our People

Leadership Team

Meet our Leadership Team:

Alan Grant


Alice Dunstan

Deputy Principal
Team Leader
Year 5-8

Lisa Dickson 

Team Leader
Years 0-4 

Emma Sullivan

Director of Religious Studies (DRS)

“It takes a community to raise a child”

PTA Mission Statement
To work within the school and the community, to encourage parent/​w
hanau involvement and participation to assist all children to be all that they can be


Our PTA Key Roles
Support the school positively so that school staff can implement and enhance teaching and learning environment 
Consult with school community, Board of Trustees and staff to set funding goals though the year 
Actively fundraise within the community to achieve the goals 
Assist with setting up courses for parents 
Represent the views of members to appropriate quarters. 
Be involved in activities that improve the school environment e.g. working bees and participate in general school events

All children at our school belong to one of our House groups. Each House group has children from New Entrants to Year 8 in their team. During the year, the House leaders organise activities throughout the year so that children get to know others throughout the school. The 4 Houses are named after mountains in our region and each have a Dominican patron saint.


Coronet House
Patron Saint: 
St Catherine of Siena

Staff members: 
Sonya Matheson
Jen Johnston
Belinda Davidson


Aspiring House
Patron Saint: 
St Martin de Porres

Staff members: 
Alan Grant
Karen Osborne
Debbie Healy


Remarkables House
Patron Saint: 
St Dominic

Staff members: 
Lisa Dickson
Emma Sullivan 
Carla Bloomfield


Earnslaw House
Patron Saint: 
St Rose of Lima

Staff members: 
Alice Dunstan
Elli MacColl
Di Ramsey