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St Joseph’s Primary School is a systemic catholic school and operates as part of the Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga. We hope you enjoy finding out a little bit about our school through our website.

With a student population of approx. 160, St Joseph’s Narrandera is a Kindergarten to Year 6 Primary School. We have bus services from outlying villages and rural properties, along with town routes within service of the School. St Joseph’s is a part of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga, providing Catholic Education for all students.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 6959 2238 or via email on sjn-info@ww.catholic.edu.au.

Principal’s Welcome

On behalf of the entire staff at St Joseph’s Narrandera, I extend a warm welcome to our website! Whether you’re a prospective family, a returning student, or a valued member of our community, I’m thrilled you’re here.

At St Joseph’s, we’re dedicated to fostering lifelong learning, and celebrating learners who are critical, creative and curious, while empowering each student to reach their full potential. We believe in academic excellence, social-emotional learning, resilience and strive to instill these values in all that we do.

This website is a valuable resource for learning more about our school, our programs, and our philosophy. We encourage you to explore the various sections and get a feel for the vibrant learning community that thrives here at St Joseph’s Narrandera.

We’re particularly excited about the ‘Music for Littlies’ program that happens every Wednesday from 10.15am – 11.15am.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you!


Bernadette Irvin

Principal, St Joseph’s Narrandera 

Our History

Over 100 years of learning

St. Joseph’s School Narrandera is proud of its tradition. 1890 heralded the arrival of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Narrandera and they remained in the school until 2000. The Sisters still maintain a  presence in the Parish and community. The school was built on its current site in 1899 and over the years additions and improvements have been made in the form of extra primary classrooms (1958), infants classrooms (1965), hall (1972), canteen (2001), refurbished primary classrooms and administration area (2003), new ‘state of the art’ infants classes and administration area (2011).
Throughout its history the school has adapted to meet the needs of its students and the community. Academically the Sisters and school were justly proud of the achievements of many of the students. Many fine citizens received their basic education at St Joseph’s Narrandera and from its earliest years the school can boast of ex-students who excelled in the areas of sport, the arts, community service and commercial enterprise. Recent times have seen the development of innovative programs that have proven highly successful.

Our Vision & Mission

Our Parish

St Joseph’s Narrandera is part of St Mel’s Catholic Parish, and is located adjacent to St. Mel’s Parish Centre, between Audley and Larmer Streets, Narrandera.

Mass Times at Narrandera: 

6PM Saturday Vigil; Sundays 9:30AM

Weekday Masses Narrandera: 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:30AM

Saturday 8AM

Tuesday, Thursday 5:30PM

Reconciliation Times:

Friday 4:30PM – 5:20PM; Saturday 9:30AM – 10:00AM & 5:00PM – 5:45PM

Mass Times at Grong Grong:

1st, 3rd, 5th, Sunday of the Month at 8AM

Mass Times at Galore: 

2nd, 4th Sunday of the Month: 8AM

Baptism and Marriages:

By Appointment, please contact


Parish Priest

Father Stephen Onyekwere


71 Audley Street, Narrandera, NSW, 2700

Contact Details

Phone: (02) 6959 2080
Email: narranderaparish@gmail.com
Office Times: Thursday 9AM – 3PM


Current vacancies can be found here.  Please also view the CEDWW careers page

Annual Report

Our annual reports outline what the school has achieved in the past year, and how we can grow in the coming one. Download our latest report below. 

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact the school.