Specialist Programs

The Arts

Participating in quality arts experiences and practices enriches our social and emotional wellbeing. It fosters development of our imagination and enables us to reach our creative and intellectual potential. The distinctive languages, knowledges and practices of each arts subject in the Australian Curriculum enable learners to play, explore, question, challenge and imagine new possibilities as they create, embody, design, represent, collaborate and communicate ideas, emotions, observations and experiences. The arts foster rich cross-curriculum opportunities for learners as they grow in their understanding of self and others, and as they make sense of, interpret and respond to their real and imagined worlds. 

Through the arts, students learn to express their ideas, thoughts, questions, understandings and opinions. They develop aesthetic knowledge and learn that the creative and critical processes of each Arts subject are essential to learning in, about and through The Arts.   

The arts are core to the development of creative, confident, compassionate and resilient individuals who can think and reflect critically, celebrate and challenge ideas, people and events, and work towards making a difference in sustaining and reimagining their own and their communities' futures. 

(ACARA, 2023, https://v9.australiancurriculum.edu.au)

St Joseph's offers students from Prep – Year 6 weekly opportunities to participate in an integrated Arts program consisting of Visual Arts, Dance, Drama and Media. The Arts program focuses on communicating idea sand thoughts through the various mediums and elements that each arts discipline incorporates.

St Joseph's also offers a standalone music program which students participate in for 1 term of the school year. Our experienced music teacher offers a wide range of skills including singing, playing percussion instruments and other musical elements. ​

Languages Other Than English ​
The students in Year 1 – 6 learn Italian on a weekly basis.

Physical Education 
All classes from P – 6 receive weekly PE lessons from a PE specialist teacher.  ​

All students in Prep - Year 6 participate in the Swimming Program in Term 4 and Prep students join the program in Term 4.  Swimming lessons are provided by qualified swimming instructors from the Nudgee College Swim School.  Students travel to and from the pool by bus. ​