Curriculum OpportunitiesWe pride ourselves on a wide range of curriculum opportunites for our students
It’s not the curriculum that we offer that sets us apart, it’s the manner in which it’s delivered
Any school can teach a curriculum. Amazing schools like ours at St Joseph’s is full of teachers actively and passionately exploring the possibilities of making their teaching practice more innovative, engaging and fun at every turn. This is the single ingredient that drives the most growth in our students.
The success we attain is not only evidenced by the assessment data – but it’s seen through the smiles and joy we see on our student’s faces as a concept is grasped. This is the indefinable element that drives us as teachers to produce and grow our own teaching skills year in, year out.
Children are given opportunities to develop skills which promote resilience, problem solving and the ability to make good choices. We encourage empathy towards the feelings of others and respect for the rights of all.
The study of English is central to the learning and development of all our students. Our English programme seeks to develop confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens.
Mathematics involves the ability “to use mathematics effectively to meet the general demands of life at home, in paid work and for participation in community and civic life”. (Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers 1998).
Science, tech, engineering, art & mathematics sets students up to be critical thinkers for life. Ask any student at our school about STEAM & you will probably hear it’s one of the highlights of the week.
The Arts are a fundamental means of expression and communication in all societies. Through the Arts we gain a sense of our social and individual identity. Study in the Arts gives students access to the cultural diversity in their community and the broader Australian and international context.
Our Japanese program (LOTE) is planned with the focus on units for relevant and purposeful language acquisition to meet practical aspects of every day life, the student’s interest, learning abilities and student centered class activities.
St. Joseph’s P.E. and Sport Program promotes the physical, social and emotional dimensions of physical activity. Our program promotes lifelong participation in physical activity through the development of attitudes, skills and movement competence.
Our Parish School provides an education that is holistic, pastoral and spiritual. At St Joseph’s we strive to achieve the fundamental values of Catholicism and cultivate the virtues of Faith, Hope and Love by developing a community centred on Christ in the world and in the Eucharist.