St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is a Christ-centred community,
within the Bunbury Parish, which aspires to educate and develop the
whole child in a caring, Catholic environment, recognising and
respecting the uniqueness, dignity and the rights of others.
We would like to recognise the traditional owners of this land, the
Noongar people, on which we build our community today.
As a Catholic School religious education underpins all our curriculum
areas. We support students to develop a personal relationship with God
through our teaching and learning, especially in the way we live and
the examples we share.
Our Early Years Learning Program is governed by the Early Years
Learning Framework (EYLF), West Australian Curriculum and the National
EYLF beliefs about young children and learning are based around the ‘3
Bs’, Belonging, Being and Becoming
Belonging: Knowing where and with whom you belong.
Being: Is a time to be, to seek and make meaning of the world.
Becoming: Reflects the process of rapid and significant learning about
The Early Years Learning Programme at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary
School seeks to provide enriched environments for the students in years
Pre K-2. The program is designed to benefit the whole child. This
encompasses the physical, personal, social, emotional, cognitive and
spiritual aspects of every child.
The staff acknowledge that families are the child’s first and most
influential teachers and strive to continue to build on what has been
taught at home. We have developed an environment which encourages and
supports the reciprocal relationships and partnerships for learning
between child, family, school and the wider community. We create a
welcoming social and culturally inclusive environment where all
families are encouraged to participate and contribute to their child’s
learning and development.
Our Early Childhood Educators recognise each child’s unique
capabilities, developmental stages and learning styles. The programme
is inclusive of gender, ethnicity, intellectual and physical ability.
Through observation and assessment of students’ knowledge and abilities
educators make informed decisions to enable children to become
confident, life long learners.
The St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Early Years Learning Programme
has high expectations for every student. We strive to maintain equity
for all and foster acceptance of others. We provide rich holistic
opportunities for students to learn in a safe, healthy, positive and
stimulating learning environment. We respect the diverse backgrounds of
all our students and make every effort to maintain collaboration and
partnerships to enrich and further build community.