Principal’s Welcome

Gavan O’Donnell – Principal of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Welcome To St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Chelsea


Welcome to St Joseph’s Primary School Chelsea. My name is Gavan O’Donnell, and as the principal, I look forward to working with you in partnership with the teachers, parents and parish of Chelsea as we embark on your child’s educational journey.

Here at St Joseph’s we aim to develop the whole child Socially, Emotionally, Intellectually and Spiritually in a supportive Catholic Learning Community.

St Joseph’s is focused on helping the children grow to be the best they can be. We offer a range of specialists classes and extracurricular activities. The school is focused on the students being self driven and motivated learners and in providing all classes with digital technologies to support their engagement in today’s contemporary learning environments.

I have a vision that I have developed over many years in education in helping shape the future generation as we prepare the children to be active members of our global world. Taking interest in the sustainability of our future while being exposed to 21st century technologies. This is all done in a nurturing environment where each child’s is a valued member of our school.

Our strength lies in the close partnerships between students, staff, parents and the wider community which is highly valued by us all. Respectful relationships are valued as we live out our school motto “Always Faithful”. We follow the Gospel Values and encourage all to follow in Jesus’s footsteps.

Our teachers cater for the different learning styles of all students with quality educational outcomes their constant focus. Measuring growth, providing feedback and setting goals will help all children achieve.

We welcome you to take an online tour or book a tour and see us in action.

St Joseph’s Chelsea Vision

Gavan O’Donnell
Principal – St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Chelsea

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