St Joseph’s Primary Schofields offers a relevant curriculum with emphasis on catering for the needs of each learner.
We expect all students to achieve their personal best and it is our belief that together we can make our classrooms places where learning is inviting and enjoyable.
At St Joseph’s, in partnership with parents/carers, we promote educational and personal excellence in our students as they grow as whole persons, attending to their spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.
We foster a collaborative community and supportive environment as we want each learner to feel accepted and grow in their learning. We respect and celebrate diversity and individuality by recognising and providing for differences in learning styles, rates of learning, strengths and needs.
Our learning statements
Our educational practice is expressed in our Learning Statements, based on sound educational research and formulated in consultation with staff, parents and children.
- Children learn best in a supportive and empowering environment where children are motivated and inspired by their teachers
- Children learn best when they are encouraged, take responsibility for their learning, and have the opportunity to reflect on and demonstrate their learning
- Children learn best when teachers and parents work in partnership accepting, acknowledging and celebrating each child’s personal achievements
- Children learn best when learning is purposeful and engaging, using learning activities that are well-structured, modified and relevant
- Children learn best when teachers work as a team, plan collaboratively and draw on expertise within and beyond the school, e.g. teacher librarian, special education, ESL
- Children learn best in a social context where they develop the skills of listening, discussion, cooperation, and reflection
- Children learn best in an environment of wellbeing and positive mental health.
Key Learning Areas
St Joseph’s follows the curriculum documents from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), for the six key learning areas of English, Mathematics, History and Geography, Science and Technology, Creative Arts, and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) and Religious Education 'Living Life to the Full', from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.