St Joseph's Primary School believes in educating the whole of the child - this includes their intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.
Religious Education is the focus of the formal and informal school curriculum.
The formal curriculum at St Joseph 's Primary School follows the requirements of the New South Wales Board of Studies as well as Archdiocesan requirements. Key Learning Areas include:
- Religious Education
- English including reading, writing, talking, listening, viewing, spelling and grammar
- Mathematics including number, space and geometry, measurement, data and working mathematically. It also includes Count Me In Too activities.
- Human Society and Its Environment
- Science and Technology
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education including sport
- Creative and Practical Arts including music, visual arts, drama and dance
Find out about our Extra Curricular Activities
Learning Support Programs
- Special Needs and Enrichment Programs support and extend the students and supplement the curriculum
- Support is provided by the Special Needs Learning Support Teacher for students with particular learning needs. Individual differences are catered for and programs are designed for children with specific needs.
- Educational assessment for children requiring this service.
- Liaison with Community Health, Catholic Education Office and other agencies providing educational support to students
- Learning Support assistance is available and the curriculum is adapted to suit the particular child.
The Technology Centre supports the teaching and learning programs of the school through the development of skills in collecting, using and analysing information and by building confidence in the use of available resources and services so as to encourage independent learning. The children visit the library weekly and may borrow regularly for research and leisure purposes.
Computers allow access to CEnet and the Internet in the library and in classrooms to develop students' technology skills and to support our learning programs.