At St Joseph’s Catholic School, learning is a lifelong journey that is authentic and inclusive. We plan for different learning styles and abilities to build confident, creative, empowered learners who feel safe and valued and have a voice in our community. Our beliefs about learners and learning are underpinned by Jesus as our indispensable teacher and the influence he has in the lives of our students.
We are committed to nurturing students through a holistic approach to education that is interesting and motivating to each individual so they may strive to do their best and achieve their full potential. We aim to equip our learners with skills of critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, collaboration, creativity, and reflection to live, work and respond successfully in future communities.
The nine learning areas of the National Curriculum come to life at St Joseph's through learning cycles which maintain the integrity of the Australian Curriculum while being responsive to the needs of our learners. An emphasis is placed on literacy and numeracy and, along with purposeful connections between learning areas, provide the authentic and holistic experiences that motivate and challenge our learners. We use the Gradual Release of Responsibility model to transfer the cognitive load from explicit instruction through guided, collaborative to independent learning.
Students develop Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and solve problems in all learning areas at school. Students have access to a variety of current digital technologies in all classroom and work areas. Years One -Six have access to 1-1 student devices and EduTouch Interactive Boards are in each classroom . These resources are available to enhance the teaching and learning process within our school environment and to support student achievement standards.