Key Learning Areas

St Joseph’s offers a complete set of study areas to its students. Each of these Key Learning Areas are listed below:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Religious Education
  • Science and Technology
  • Human Society and its Environment (HSIE): History and Geography
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Personal Development/Health/Physical Education (PDHPE)


Class teachers at St Joseph’s implement the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum in all KLAs, providing explicit teaching and learning experiences which develop positive values and attitudes towards the use and study of each subject.

The Learning Support Teacher will assist in the assessment of students’ literacy and numeracy levels and will support the classroom teacher so that opportunities for curriculum differentiation are implemented to ensure all students have access to the curriculum and that individual literacy and numeracy needs are being met. They will also assist with the development of special programs for students with disabilities, when required.

The Learning Support Assistants, where allocated, will assist the class teacher within the classroom context or on a one-to-one or small group basis following programs devised by the class teacher and/or Learning Support Teacher.

The Teacher Librarian will support the teacher through provision of programs of work to complement what is being taught in the classroom and by providing further opportunities to develop skills in information technology.

The Library Assistant will provide support in the development of literacy by assisting in the retrieval of resources and assisting students to locate suitable books.

Parent and Community volunteers are encouraged to assist classroom teachers during the day in activities such as reading groups in the English teaching session, Art activities, Science activities and so on. Learning goals in English and Mathematics are communicated with parents and activities are provided to assist with practise of the skills at home.

Our school functions best with your support.

Throughout the year there will be many ways you could offer your help:

  • P&F (Parents and Friends Association)
  • Class helpers
  • Library helpers
  • Sports Carnivals
  • Social gatherings/fundraising
  • Working bees

Whatever your talent, we welcome your contribution and extend an invitation to you to participate in your child’s education. Again, a reminder that a ‘Working with Children Check’ must be obtained.

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