We believe that quality education needs to combine structured study alongside optimum learning opportunities. Our educational planning takes into account how to best motivate students to aid them to achieve their potential, not just academically, but as preparation for achievement in life.
In NSW, teaching and learning, as well as assessing and reporting student achievement, should be directly related to the learning outcomes and curriculum content specified in Board of Studies syllabuses. Syllabuses themselves are grouped into key learning areas (KLAs).
In addition to the syllabuses themselves, the NSW Department of Education and Training has a number of specific requirements for the teaching in these KLAs that apply in government secondary schools. Our staff therefore also need to be familiar with and take into account a range of curriculum-related policies.
Teachers design learning experiences to help students achieve the syllabus outcomes, which are described in stages that relate to years of secondary schooling:
- Stage 4 – Years 7 and 8
- Stage 5 – Years 9 and 10
- Stage 6 – Years 11 and 12
Within this framework of KLAs, syllabuses, policies and stages, teachers aim to meet the needs of individual students to ensure that they achieve their potential.
A special thank you is extended to all the priests of the surrounding parishes who have ministered to the school community in various ways throughout the year.
St Joseph’s strives to provide a program of study in the discipline of English that is relevant to 21st century learners.
The Mathematics Faculty at St Joseph’s Catholic High School Albion Park provides students with a learning environment, which nurtures individual problem-solving skills as well as teaching traditional mathematical skills.
The study of Science at St Joseph’s Catholic High School encourages students to jump into the exciting realms of imagination and knowledge, through engaging and challenging learning experiences.
Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) is a diverse Key Learning Area (KLA) whose prime focus is to apply the theoretical aspects of education to the real world.
The Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) Key Learning Area (KLA) at St Joseph’s Catholic High School is a dynamic area that develops our students capacity to enhance personal health and wellbeing from a Catholic perspective.
The key learning area of Technological and Applied Studies at St Joseph’s Catholic High School brings together a variety of disciplines with different origins and traditions, all sharing an interest in effective learning and practical experiences based on a range of Technologies.
The Creative Arts Key Learning Area (KLA) at St Joseph’s Catholic High School provides students from all year groups the opportunity to develop their creative and artistic skills with state of the art resources and a wealth of opportunities, and to explore their interests in extra-curricular activities.
Immersing students in authentic language and cultural experiences with the aim to prepare bilingual global citizens is the focus of the Languages Key Learning Area (KLA) at St Joseph’s Catholic High School.