St. Joseph's School embodies the spirit of Christian education within a small, caring community 

2016 Journey of Hearts & Hands: Rock the Mission!

"The Lord is my rock . . . in whom I take refuge."

~ Psalm 18:2

"In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we begin our Diocesan Appeal, Rock the Mission, with hearts and hands renewed by the youthful vigour of Jesus Christ. We are invited by this year's Appeal to encounter Jesus Christ, not only ourselves, but to allow our institutions to open wide their doors, Holy Doors of Mercy. We really want the whole Church in this Diocese to become an encounter with Jesus Christ, who is the Rock of our refuge, who is our secure hope, who is the One who can truly bring healing and peace and, indeed, the joy of Good News."

~ Bishop Gary Gordon
     (excerpt from the 2016 Journey of Hearts & Hands Appeal Video)

Click here for more information about the 2016 Journey of Hearts & Hands Appeal

Click here to download the Bishop's Letter for the 2016 Appeal
Click here to download the 2016 Rock the Mission brochure
Click here to download the Appeal Frequently Asked Questions PDF

Early Learning and Child Care Centre

St. Joseph's School has full DAY CARE services as well as a dynamic PRESCHOOL with two, three and five morning programs. You will be delighted with the loving and caring environment your child will receive as they are prepared for Kindergarten. Before and After School Care is also available. Spaces are very limited please call for a personal tour.

Contact our manager for more information. Spaces are also limited.


You can help us by making an online donation through the Canada Helps website. Click here to make a donation—thank you for your support!

Committed to Bully Free School

Catholic Independent Schools British Columbia is committed to supporting Bully Free School program. Click here for more information.


When you enter the doors of St. Joseph's you just know your children are in a loving and nurturing place.
Cathy Tompkins Parent
My time at St. Joseph's School helped instill the moral, ethical, spiritual and family values that I have drawn on throughout my life.
Dr.Anthony St. Denis, PhD Alumnus
My favourite place in Chemainus is my school. I like the school (St. Joseph's) because it is a safe and caring environment. Kids in my school go on to do great things because of the loving and caring people who teach there.
L. Street Student