St Joachim’s is a Parish K-6 Catholic Primary School. The students come from more than forty diverse cultural backgrounds. The suburb of Lidcombe borders The Olympic Centre, Silverwater Industrial Complex, Rookwood Cemetery, Parramatta Road and Lidcombe Railway Station.
The Sisters of St Joseph founded the school in 1885 and remained active in the school until 1984. After that time the Sisters handed the Principalship over to lay staff who have continued to uphold the traditions and spirit of Blessed Mary MacKillop and her Josephite Sisters.
In the Spirit of Mary MacKillop, St Joachim’s is committed to:
The school motto is Honour, Virtue, Courage, Effort.