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We want our Yr 8 leavers to be equipped and prepared to face the challenges of high school and the world beyond.  We want them to reach for the stars and shine as they live out our school vision in all that they do.

Our school curriculum focuses on engaging all children in their learning through our school vision to 'Reach for the Stars as Lifelong Learners in the Catholic Faith'.

At St Joseph's this means:

Reach for the Stars

  • Be challenged to achieve beyond one's potential
  • Keep aiming higher and higher
  • Don't just complete it - do it well
  • High expectations/high standards
  • Strive for excellence
  • Recognise and celebrate everyone's strengths
  • Never give up

Lifelong Learners

  • Infinite enthusiasm to explore, discover, to know
  • Learn to become independent
  • We are always learning even as adults
  • Inspire enthusiasm and offer new learning experiences
  • Open to change and willing to take on new challenges
  • Accept that we learn through our mistakes and as risk takers

Catholic Faith

  • JJ Just like Jesus, Journey with Jesus
  • Realise Jesus Christ is the central focus of all we do
  • Be involved in masses and the church
  • Special Character Religious Education Programme
  • Inclusive of all
  • Kete (faith)
  • Have courage to be true to one's beliefs

Opportunities for support and extension in learning form part of targeted programmes to meet the diverse needs of our learners.  You can view our enrichment video on our website.