The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is responsible for a new national
curriculum from Prep to Year 10. The Australian curriculum will gradually replace the Queensland curriculum. In line with all primary schools in Australia, St Joseph’s implements the Australian curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Science (HaSS), Health and Physical Education (HPE), The Arts and Technology.
The Cross-curricular priorities of Literacy, Numeracy, Indigenous Perspectives and Information Communication Technology (ICT) are used to develop knowledge and understanding across all Learning Areas.
Each class have formal religion lessons each day; however, the Christian values are applied, taught and modelled to all that happens throughout the school day. Classes are rostered to lead school based liturgies as well as parish masses each Friday. Every child attends the class-led mass each fortnight in St Mary's Church and all children are required to participate in all Religious Education programs.
As a Catholic school, St Joseph’s views every student as ‘uniquely created in the image and likeness of God’ and provides a curriculum which meets the needs of each individual, assisting all learners to grow to their full potential. We offer a flexible, safe, enjoyable and challenging learning environment, celebrate a wide range of achievements, and promote a collaborative approach to meeting student needs.
More information can be found, through this link, in our Learning Support Pamphlet
In Term One, Prep to Year 6 parents/carers attend an information meeting with their child’s teacher to discuss school/class routines. Individual parent/teacher interviews are conducted by all teachers of years one to six at the end of Term One and Three. Formal written reports are issues at the conclusion of each semester.
Each year, all Year 3 and 5 children across Australia complete tests in Literacy and Numeracy. These tests are set and marked externally and teachers are forwarded results which are then passed on to parents in late August.
Specialist teachers are employed at St Joseph’s School to offer the students tuition in certain curriculum areas. Their expertise provides students with excellent opportunities to develop their individual talents in these specialist teaching areas. Currently we offer specialist teaching in classroom Music, Drama, Visual Art, Media and Physical Education.
Review and Evaluation
The process of review provides an opportunity for our internal (school staff) and external (Catholic Education Office) to review the degree to which our school curriculum programs guide the learning community and the extent to which this framework and school programs meet the learning needs of the students and the expectations of the learning community.