At St. Joseph’s School we put in place a comprehensive programme that ensures all students have access to high quality teaching and learning. In order to have this happen we have set in place procedures to ensure we meet our strategic goals and Ministry of Education compliances.
St. Joseph’s School curriculum will be delivered with a focus on GREAT:
R Relevant (to the child, to learning, to our Catholic Special Character
T Twenty-first Century
Teachers, through the delivery of our GREAT curriculum;
- Have high expectations
- Acknowledge the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi; Te Tiriti o Waitangi of partnership, participation and protection.
- Cater for the cultural diversity of our student community.
- Will develop teaching programmes which are inclusive and meet the learning needs of all students.
- Encourage all students to learn how to learn.
- Through community engagement connect the parents with what the students are learning.
- Provide coherence of learning pathways across learning areas and to further learning.
- Encourage a future focus in the curriculum
There are 8 learning areas in Years 0 – 8: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Social Studies, Languages, Technology, Health and Physical Education and The Arts. We are a Special
Character School and therefore have an eighth learning area, Religious Education. The delivery of the Religious Education programme is as outlined in the 1996 Religious Education Curriculum Statement for Catholic Primary Schools in Aotearoa, NZ. The philosophy underpinning the Curriculum statement the basis of all teaching of Religious Education.