The philosophy shared at St. Joseph’s School is based upon a Catholic centred education community that prepares students to be effective members of society.
This philosophy centres on the foundational values of:
- Catholic Faith and Spirituality.
- Intellectual Competency.
- Social Responsibility.
- Mutual Respect.
Teaching and learning at St. Joseph’s School provides a dynamic and supportive environment where students are encouraged to be independent and co-operative life long learners. Students are supported to develop the twenty-first century skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity and citizenship.
Teachers are innovative team members who use exemplary teaching skills and strategies to facilitate learning. They model Catholic values and attend to the individual needs of students in their care. Ongoing professional development and reflection are encouraged to ensure excellence in teaching.
Education is seen as a partnership between home and school. Parents are an integral part of the students’ progress and are encouraged to participate in the teaching and learning programs of the school. Involvement in the school through fundraising, social activities, parent involvement in classrooms and other activities is also encouraged and welcomed.
The Parish community provides further opportunities for student learning through its support of the school, both as members of the local community, and also as members of our faith family.