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Our Assessment and Reporting policy focuses on what children learn, on the way they learn and provides information to parents, children and teachers in a clear and concise manner.

Student Reports contain information on what has been achieved, what still has to be achieved and how adults are able to support this process. Reports are distributed towards the end of terms 2 and 4 each year. 

Formal Parent/Teacher Conferences occur in terms 1 and 3. However, parents may make appointments at any mutually acceptable time during the year to discuss their child's progress.

Learning Journals are created to provide families with physical evidence of student learning at St. Joseph's.  

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We are fortunate to have an outstanding specialist program at St. Joseph's.  
Performing Arts

The Performing Arts program aims to develop and strengthen the enjoyment and understanding of music. The children are given the opportunity to acquire musical knowledge through experiences in singing, listening, moving, playing and creating. Each grade attends one music lesson a week. 

Visual Arts

St. Joseph's has a dedicated art room that students utilise with a sepcialist teacher for creating artworks through a variety of mediums.  Children attend Visual Arts lessons on a weekly basis.

Physical Education 

Students participate in weekly PE lessons that focus on fundamental motor skills, games and moverment.  The children have the opportunity to particpate in cross country, athletics, winter sports (football, netball, t-ball) and a school based swimming program. 

Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery is a 1:1 intervention proramg for reading for students in year 1.  

Extending Mathematic Understandings - EMU

The "EMU" mathematics  program is offered at St Joseph's for students who need support with mathematics. At St Joseph's we recognise the importance of providing children with a strong numeracy skill base for future learning. The "EMU" program recognises the individual needs of each and every student and teaches techniques that provide students with the skills to become confident at Mathematics.


Every class attends library lessons on a weekly basis. All children are enouraged to borrow books from the library.

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At St. Joseph’s we believe

  • All children can learn.
  • All educators are learners.
  • Educators can make a difference.
  • Learning and teaching is inclusive of all students.
  • Positive support, high expectation and an engaging learning environment will assist students in their learning.
  • The involvement of family, peers and the community in the learning process enhances student outcomes.
  • Ongoing monitoring of student progress and feedback are crucial to a child’s education.
  • Learning and teaching is supported by a comprehensive, challenging and balanced curriculum.
  • Our Catholic faith is central to the learning and teaching.
  • We can develop a relationship with God and others based on the teachings of the gospel.



  • The source curriculum are Victorian Curriculum and The Source of Life.
  • Students are actively engaged in the learning process by a range of learning experiences and practices.
  • Various assessment and reporting procedures reflect and compliment teaching approaches.
  • Educators will develop a positive relationship will all involved in the learning process.
  • The school will track student achievement each year through the monitoring of student assessments against school targets, paying particular attention to the are of English (Literacy) and Mathematics (Numeracy)
  • Victorian Curriculum is used to structure the learning experiences for all students at our school, as well as providing rigorous standards of achievement for all learners.
  • The inquiry approach is adopted at our school as the foundation for integrated curriculum planning.

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The Sandhurst Catholic Education Office and Schools acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which their Offices and Schools are built. We commit to working in partnership with Aboriginal people for reconciliation and justice.