Learning at St Joseph's

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is a community in which children, parents and staff seek to maximise learning opportunities in a supportive and secure environment. We offer:

  • A Catholic education for students from Kindergarten to Year 7.
  • Pastoral care and opportunities for the spiritual growth of each child.
  • A stimulating academic programme for all students.
  • In addition to nine curriculum areas, including Religious Education, specialist teaching in Technology, Physical Education, Art, Singing, Music, Library and Indonesian.
  • A remediation and extension programme.
  • A school wide focus on improving literacy and numeracy through the NPP (National Partnership Project).
  • Support for students with special needs.
  • Excellent facilities and an extensive library to support children in their learning.
  • Opportunity to develop extensive computer skills with classroom computers, a shared laboratory and mobile laptops.
  • Hands-on experience in the area of technology, enterprise and construction using Meccano, Lego and electronic materials.
  • Well-resourced kindergarten, Pre-Primary and Primary classrooms, including interactive whiteboards in each classroom.
  • Highly skilled, enthusiastic and committed staff.
  • Comprehensive Assessment and Evaluation procedures to ensure parents are fully informed of students' progress.
  • Parental and community involvement with an active Parent's and Friend's Association and School Board.
  • Discipline which is based on positive reinforcement and the rights of each individual to learn in a happy and secure environment.
  • Extensive playground facilities where children can participate in active recreational pursuits during recess and lunch.
  • Active participation in interschool sport and performing arts events.
  • A daily canteen service with a nutritious snack and lunch menu.
  • Sun Smart and Healthy School Programme.

Homework

Homework is a reinforcement and extension of work encountered in the classroom. It provides opportunity for children to practise and revise skills they have been learning. Homework also gives students the opportunity to develop home study skills.

Aims

  • To reinforce and extend the skills and content taught in the classroom;
  • To develop the child's study skills including effective time management and organisation;
  • To encourage chaildren to take responsibility for completing homework tasks.

Suggested Time Allocations

Year 1 10 - 15 minutes
Year 2,3 15 - 20 minutes
Year 4,5 30 - 40 minutes
Year 6,7 40 - 50 minutes

Student Hours

Three Year Old Kindergarten Programme

Tuesday 8.50am - 3.00pm

Kindergarten

For children turning 4 years old before June 30:

Three (3) full days:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Pre-Primary

Daily 8.50am - 3.10pm

Years 1 to 7

Daily 8.50am - 3.10pm