As a Catholic school we also have a strong religious dimension that runs through all the KLAs and is also formally recognised as the additional KLA of Religious Education.
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Literacy and Numeracy
Literacy and Numeracy are pivotal to all learning. They are the key to enhancing lifelong opportunities for each and every individual. At St Joseph’s we have a strong whole-school focus on literacy and numeracy.
St Joseph's students participate in 120 minutes of literacy instruction per day including activities.
There is extra support from staff for students to become independent readers in the early years of school with the Reading Recovery program, a daily, individualised intervention delivered by a specialist teacher that engages children in reading books and writing their own stories. It enhances the classroom reading and writing program and helps children to quickly "catch up" to the average level of their class. Older students benefit from R3, a daily, 45 minutes intervention program.
Our students receive 60 minutes of Numeracy instruction per day. Students engage in:
- a number warm up
- rich, open tasks and investigations
- working in flexible groups and structures
- articulating and reflecting on their thinking and strategies.
Students are supported with their numeracy through the Extending Mathematical Understanding (EMU) intervention program, which has small groups of children working with a trained EMU teacher each day to accelerate their mathematical knowledge and skills. These children are then tracked and monitored throughout the primary school years to ensure continued progress.
We support our students so they get the most out of the curriculum
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