Mathematics Parents Nights
Leonie Anstey joins our community throughout the year to provide parents with information sessions that introduce engaging activities and games to enhance student's Numeracy skills and knowledge, that can be done at home and school. Parents also increase their knowledge of how mathematics is taught at the school and the current strategies and working mathematically skills that the students are encouraged to develop.
Literacy Parents Nights
Throughout the year Professor Kaye Lowe visits our school community and holds evening sessions for parents in regards to supporting children's literacy development. These evenings introduce parents to research activities, games, and strategies that enable parents to work with the school to enhance their children's literacy development. The Parent Night also support the Kaye Lowe Literacy Block sessions the students engage in during their learning time each morning at school.
Lunch Order is provided by (to be provided) to download the Lunch Order List.
St Joseph's Community Council
In 2006 it was decided to combine the School Board and the Parents and Friends with a new body taking over the functions of both bodies. The new body was named St Joseph's Community Council. This body now advises on school policies, oversees the school budget, organises activities to build a sense of community and organises and assists with fundraising activities and events. The meetings occur the second Wednesday of the month during school term and are open to all families and friends of the school. The meetings are held at 6pm in the School Staffroom.
Assessment and Reporting
Assessment is on-going through-out the year in all Key Learning Areas. Children in Years 3 and 5 sit the NAPLAN test in May. The school conducts 3 way conferences from K to 6 usually at the start of Term 3. This means the child sits with their parents and teacher/s and identifies the achievements they have made and the challenges they face. Goals for learning are set at these conferences.
The school also conducts its own regime of standardised testing from K-6 approximately half way through the year. Each student has their own Profile containing the diagnostic testing and tracking progressions completed over their schooling years.
Written Semester Reports go home at the end of Term 2 and 4. A “Living and Learning' sheet goes home in Term 1 with a Summary Report. Parents are reminded that they are able to arrange a time to see their child's teacher at any time throughout the year.
The School is proud of its commitment to the welfare and safety of its students with a friendly, caring, family atmosphere existing.
Children are aware of their rights and responsibilities within our school environment and are challenged to support and respect the School rules. Staff model respect and tolerance and a deep sense of concern for all the students.
If a child is unwell, then he/she will have to stay at home until well or as is authorised by a Doctor. Unimmunised children who have been in contact with the sick child must stay at home during the outbreak. This will prevent the disease from spreading to other children and people in the community.