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Learning and Teaching

square learningandteachingSt Joseph's Catholic Parish Primary School is registered by the NSW Board of Studies Teaching and Education Standards (BOSTES) and is subject to the curriculum requirements of the NSW Education Act. The new Australian Curriculum is being implemented in the school over the period 2014 to 2017.

Requirements include an educational program based on, and taught in accordance with, the outcomes of BOSTES syllabuses in the six Key Learning Areas (KLAs) of English, Mathematics, Science & Technology, Human Society and its Environment, Creative Arts and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. In addition, a KLA in Religious Education is taught in theory and practice.

The Primary Curriculum is organised into stages:

Early Stage 1 Kindergarten
Stage 1 Year 1 and Year 2
Stage 2 Year 3 and Year 4
Stage 3 Year 5 and Year 6

Most students will be working towards the outcomes for their Stage. Some students will be working towards outcomes that are above or below their Stage.

Student progress is formally reported to parents with mid-year and end of year reports. These reports use an A-E grading criteria, with a ā€˜Cā€™ grade indicating that the student is achieving the outcome.

Parents are partners with the school staff in the education of their children and are welcome to make appointments to speak with teachers about their child.