Josephite Beginnings

IMG_7884.jpgSt Joachim’s Catholic Primary School was established by the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart in 1938.

The Sisters of St Joseph are affectionately known as the Josephites or the ‘Brown Joeys’ (as earlier they wore brown habits). There are about 850 Sisters living and ministering throughout Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Peru, East Timor, Scotland and Brazil.

The Josephites were founded in Penola, South Australia in 1866 by an Australian woman Mary MacKillop, and an English priest Reverend Julian E Tenison Woods.

To find out more about the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart visit their website.