Learning & Teaching

Our Curriculum

At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School teachers and students engage in diverse activities that provide opportunities for students to enhance their learning and achieve the outcomes of the Victorian Curriculum and To Live in Christ Jesus, the Sale Diocese Religious Education Curriculum.

Our focus is on building teacher expertise and delivering a curriculum that caters for the diversity of students in every class. Professional Learning Teams respond to evidence of student learning and curriculum documents to plan exciting and challenging learning tasks for students. Being technologically well-resourced, at St Joseph’s teachers and students creatively integrate Information and Communication Technology across curriculum areas.

Religious Education

We believe that, as a Catholic school, our mission is to foster awareness of, and invite students to develop a relationship with God as they embrace and respond to the Christian message and the particularity of Catholic faith.

Therefore we aim to:

  • develop a love of God and self as we engage with the Christian community
  • support students and families to reflect on self, others and the beauty and wonder of our world
  • explore the Christian message and how it is relevant today by learning about Scripture, church history, other faiths and Catholic Social Teaching
  • embrace opportunities to join in prayer, celebrate liturgies and Sacraments and follow the exampl

Learning Adjustments

At St Joseph’s we take pride in meeting the needs of each student in our care. Learning adjustments are made for students who need extra assistance to meet curriculum requirements and those who are ready for more advanced learning.

During Parent Student Support Group meetings, teachers, students, parents and Learning Support Officers monitor progress and negotiate Personalised Learning Plans to address specific learning needs for students who require significant adjustments.

Teachers plan to enrich learning for high achieving students by addressing the curriculum outcomes indicated by their individual assessment results.