About Josiah

Josiah College opened its doors to students in April 2018.  It provides educational programs for Junior and Senior school-aged students with autism spectrum disorder. This autism-friendly school is architect-designed with extensive research into best practice and inspired by ideas of routine, order, simplicity, nature, beauty and harmony. 

The initial building works began at the end of 2017 with two classrooms and an administration block for a school of 16 students.  These works will continue mid-year 2019 for the final stage of the Josiah campus.  Enrolment will continue to grow steadily to a maximum number of 64 students with up to 10 classrooms, specialist rooms and shared areas for students in Years 1-12. 

Students will attend school daily from 9.00am/9:30am-2:30pm.

Josiah College provides an attractive and safe environment. Learning areas include well-equipped classrooms, dedicated specialist rooms and open, landscaped outdoor spaces.  

Mission and Vision Statements


To be a multi-denominational Christian school, nurturing, inspiring, and enabling students to flourish through the Josiah Compass


By providing Christian education of the highest quality, we aspire to:

  • enable our students to discover and develop their God-given individuality and unique skills;
  • foster their independence and desire to become positive contributors in their communities; and
  • inspire our students to be the people God intended them to be, who flourish in their chosen place in the world. 

Culture and Pastoral Care Goals

  • To maintain a staff who are actively practising Christians with an understanding of the importance of multi-denominationalism.
  • To create programs that connect the Josiah and Emmanuel community and enable students, staff and parents to grow in an environment that is happy, challenging, supportive and non-threatening.
  • To be a leading advocate of responsive, relative and relational education for young people with ASD so they can become empowered, confident members of our community.