Members of the St Joseph’s school community are encouraged to live out the true mission of Jesus by recognising and acknowledging the sacredness and uniqueness of each individual.
The school motto recognises that each of us have been given gifts and we are called to share these gifts with others. By sharing our gifts we shine our light before all.
Religious Education is an integral part of the curriculum at St. Joseph’s. All children are expected to participate in the Religious Education Program and liturgical activities whilst attending St. Joseph’s School.
St Joseph’s provides a comprehensive education comprising all Key Learning Areas (KLA’S) as mandated by the NSW Board of Studies. The following curriculum areas are taught at St Joseph’s:
Every student at St Joseph’s has the opportunity to be involved in sport and participate in Diocesan, Inter-diocesan and State Carnivals. Staff at St Joseph’s are committed and dedicated to ensure that the needs of every student are catered for.
The curriculum is organised according to stages from the Board of Studies syllabi, which are in use in all NSW schools.
The school is set up to cater for staged learning. The numeracy teaching has been enhanced by the implementation of mathematics program Count Me in Too and the literacy program includes all aspects of the award winning English program, First Steps.
The curriculum is supported by many cultural experiences and sporting activities, both at the school level and within the wider community.
At the beginning of each term an overview of curriculum for each class is sent to parents.
At the end of term one teacher interviews are offered as an opportunity for parents to meet and discuss the learning of their child.
The end of the second and fourth terms an individual report is sent home with an invitation to parents to make an appointment for an interview to discuss the student's progress and formulate goals for future progress.
The teachers are available to parents whenever the need arises unless of course they are in class. The principal has an open door policy for parents, as well as staff and students, and only asks parents to make an appointment in particularly busy times.
St Joseph’s School works in partnership with the parents to provide each student with the opportunities to reach his/her full potential.
As a result parents are welcome in our school at all times. Many parents come into the school on a volunteer basis to help with STAR, canteen, covering books, athletic and swimming carnivals, special occasions during Catholic Schools week, senior citizens assembly and morning tea.