At St Joseph’s we believe that our Curriculum Vision provides the outline that informs and guides our teaching and learning. In partnership with parents, students and the wider community we seek to provide an environment where all learners are valued. We recognise that each individual learns in variety of ways and will be encouraged to develop into reflective and self directed learners who are on a journey of life-long learning.
The Curriculum of St Joseph’s is designed to enable learners to be active and effective participants in their learning as well as in their local and wider community.
We are committed to planning and providing high quality, 21st Century Catholic education that engages and challenges each member of our learning community. We work to shape and enrich our changing world, by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our dedicated and professional teaching staff deliver unique and authentic learning opportunities for all. We want every student to meet their full potential, academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually, and be given the opportunity to celebrate their success and talents.
HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Learning at St Joseph's requires everyone in the St Joseph's School community, to be LIFE LONG LEARNERS. We encourage all to adopt a GROWTH MINDSET towards the process of learning and continually reflect on their own learning for ongoing improvement.
"Everyone knows that learning matters and is valued and celebrated"
Learning at St Joseph's is:
Based on the belief that everyone can be successful
Flexible, adaptable and responsive to the individual needs of each learner
Focused on developing deep learning across the curriculum
Built on relationships that are positive, nurturing and respectful.
Everyone is responsible for the teaching and learning and results of the school
We take inspiration from our school motto: EFFORT WINS SUCCESS, EVERYDAY!
Students bring to school a wide range of experiences, abilities, needs and interests. They have a natural curiosity about their world. Their desire to make sense of the world provides a platform to plan and review their learning through interactions with others, experimentation, scaffolding, explicit teaching, practice and play in the classroom and beyond.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School supports the Inclusive Practises outlined by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission. Inclusive practise values the uniqueness and diversity of our students and calls us to provide educational opportunities that may require adjustment (without imposing unjustifiable hardship on the school) in the school setting. Inclusive practises require a collaborative approach to planning and decision making which includes students, families and educators. Educators are supported with training and access to outside agencies as required to assist them in making the necessary adjustments to their curriculum plans.
The traditional role of the Learning Support Teacher (LST) as someone who withdraws students to work with them exists only when a teacher is available or sufficient funding can be accessed. Each school has an Inclusive Curriculum Coordinator (ICC) whose role is to work collaboratively with educators, students, parents and various outside agencies to support the process of providing inclusive practises in our classrooms. Teaching Assistants (TAs) also provide support to teachers in the provision of inclusive practises. Much of their work involves supporting teachers with students who require significant adjustments in a specific category and assisting in the whole school implementation of various programs as required.
Classroom teachers are the primary educators responsible for the learning and overall development of your child, and as such, should be the first people you speak to regarding any concerns you may have about your child’s progress. They will then work with you and any other relevant personnel to support your child’s individual learning requirements within the classroom setting.