The overarching goal for learning in Brisbane Catholic Education schools is to empower learners of all ages to shape and enrich our changing world, by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. All phases of schooling are informed through Brisbane Catholic Education's Learning Framework; Religion Curriculum; Queensland Studies Authority publications; the Australian Curriculum and government regulatory compliance requirements. The Religion Curriculum P-12 and materials are the source for all planning of Religious Education in Brisbane Catholic Education Schools. The Australian Curriculum will be the source of all curriculum planning, assessment and reporting for all Learning Areas covered by the Australian Curriculum. Key Learning Areas not covered by the Australian Curriculum will be sourced from the relevant state statutory body. The Melbourne Declaration of Educational Goals for Young Australians identifies the important role education plays in building a democratic, equitable and just society.
Learning in Brisbane Catholic Education schools is underpinned by the beliefs that all learners require:
Learning and teaching in the St. Joseph's community, embraces the spirit of The Good Samaritan Sisters as expressed through the vision and mission statement, and engages the aspirations of the residential community in which the school is situated.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is committed to planning and providing a high
quality, 21st century Catholic education; an education focused on the
development of the human person created whole in the image and likeness of God,
bringing faith, life and culture into our school life. Our dedicated and professional staff deliver
personalised and authentic learning opportunities for all students. St. Joseph’s staff want every child to achieve
a high standard of learning and be given the opportunity to celebrate their
success and talents.Teachers
at St. Joseph’s plan collaboratively with the Primary Learning Leader, Learning
Support Teacher and BCE Curriculum
Consultants using the Learning and
Teaching Cycle to create unique, meaningful and challenging learning for
St. Joseph's curriculum outlines how it provides “the entitlement of each student to knowledge, understanding and skills that provide a foundation for successful and lifelong learning and participation in the Australian community." (Shape of the Australian Curriculum, v3.0) Teachers will plan, teach, assess and report using the Australian Curriculum for: -
Specialist lessons in Chinese and Library are planned from the Australian Curriculum.Furthermore, St. Joseph's is providing professional development for teachers in to continue to build teacher capacity in effective and precision pedagogy to ensure all students are learning and achieving.
The school's curriculum is responsive to the needs and aspirations of the students and community and provides viable pathways and transitions for all students. Whole school curriculum planning identifies and articulates:
The school's curriculum outlines whole school planning for all students that is informed by student data and monitors student achievement and development to ensure high expectations for all students. Whole school curriculum planning identifies and articulates:
Contexts for Learning in the Early Years
The child at this stage of development is undergoing a period of transition. They seek greater independence as they try to 'branch out' yet require structure and modelling and set expectations to achieve this over time. Through this transition the movement from concrete to abstract thinking and change in friendship concepts and relationships marks a formative time.
Children are curious, enthusiastic, easily motivated and distracted, want to please, are reward driven and excited about learning new things and learning how “I" learn; Children discover and define friendship groups more amid a less tactful disposition, but some thrive on individual responsibility. Pedagogy of Middle Years The pedagogy that best supports these children's learning:
Students in Prep to Year 6 are currently grouped in Class Groupings as follows: