Our goal for learning and teaching, as a Catholic Christian community, is to educate all to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as successful, creative and confident, active and informed learners empowered to shape and enrich our world. We believe that the person of Jesus gives meaning to life and learning.
At St Joseph's we believe in making learning visible though our whole school approach to delivering excellent learning and teaching. The promotion of each student's progress and achievement is regarded as everyone's responsibility.
Visible learning and teaching occur when learning is the explicit goal, and feedback that is given and sought from both teachers and students, is pivotal in moving learning forward.
A shared language of learning is evident in all classrooms and effective practices are consistently implemented across the school.
The school leadership, teachers and students all walk the learning journey together. This greater emphasis on visible learning and teaching across our school supports our students to reach higher levels of achievement.
At St Joseph's our school programs are based on the Australian Curriculum which sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities important for all Australian students. The Australian Curriculum is written to be relevant to the lives of students and to address the contemporary issues they face.
The General Capabilities of the Australian Curriculum are integrated into our school's Vision for Learning which informs learning and teaching at St Joseph's: