St Joseph's Memorial School (SJMS) is a vital part of the Norwood Catholic Community. It offers quality education for boys and girls from Pre-School to Year 7. The school was founded in 1872 and was placed in the care of the Sisters of St Joseph. The school was established and has been maintained by those who have followed the inspiration and leadership provided by Mary MacKillop. St Joseph's, one of the oldest schools in the state, is closely linked to the history of the Catholic Church and the local district.
St Joseph's Memorial School has two campuses. At Bridge Street, children start in the preschool and transition into school which goes up to Year 1. The children then move to Year 2 until Year 7 at the William Street Campus. This unique setting allows for not only a broader preschool program but for an easy transition into school.
Embracing the potential of each child is our primary focus which is guided by the principles of our Catholic Traditions and Reggio Emilia. Our small class sizes, modern classrooms and facilities, and unique playgrounds, enable the children to develop in a creative, dynamic and progressive environment where the learning prepares children as citizens for the 21st Century.