2018 What Chinese educators learned from St Joseph’s
20 Sep 2018
On Tuesday we were visited by 25 educational leaders from China who came to St Joseph’s to learn about education in Australia
We shared with them all the great things that are happening at St Joseph’s Kingswood. They spent some time with the leadership team going through different teaching methods used at St Joseph's. They experienced some of the numeracy activities our children do and spent time in the classrooms and loved engaging with the children on the playground.
We asked them what the difference was between Australian and Chinese schools. They reflected that:
- we know each of our children and are teaching to their individual needs
- the teachers must work very hard to teach in this way
- the learning is engaging and challenging
- the children are alive with excitement about their learning
- the children are very friendly and happy
- we are preparing our children for life not just for a test.
02 Feb 2023
Our St Joseph's community is so excited to invite you to our first ever Junior Joeys Playgroup. This playgroup will begin next week Thursday 9th February 2023. Come and join Mrs Ali Busuttil and Miss Emma Murphy for a wonderful morning of play based learning. It is also a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect and learn with others. There is so much fun to be had. Please register your interest below. We are looking forward to seeing you there. https://forms.gle/11AZoczdtmcLVYsTA
31 Jan 2023
Almost 65,000 kindergarten students will start at NSW public schools this week as a new syllabus that mandates the use of phonics when teaching pupils to read is rolled out in all classrooms.
30 Jan 2023
This Wednesday 1st February is World Read Aloud Day. We are inviting all parents from year 1 to Year 6 to join their children in the classroom at 2.45pm to share a book and read aloud together to mark this special day! We look forward to hearing all the stories.
22 Jan 2023
Have you booked your child's back to school appointment? With only a week before school starts, remember to book your child's MAI for all students 1-6 or the Best Start Interview for our new Kindy students. Check compass for all the details.
03 Jan 2023
Congratulations to our SJK K-2 Superstar Readers! They have been celebrating the holiday vibes with a good book. Check out these super readers! Year 2 - Jackson W, Liam K Year 1 - Janelle W, Matthew J, Othniel L, Raima P, Zoe L, Bellinagwyneth G, Emmitt B, Mitchell H, Saisha S, Kai M, Marial M Kindy - Allaynah B, Isaac I, Jack McG, Sonia D, Thomas C, Xanthe M, Athena L, Marley C, Natasha P and Xavier S Don't forget to log onto PM online and read a book from the virtual bookshelf. Enjoy!
31 Dec 2022
Each new year is a gift of learning, growth, and hope. May your mind and soul be enriched with these things and more in the days to come! Wishing all of our SJK students, families, staff and community a wonderful and safe New Year. 🎉
17 Dec 2022
As we end the school year, we said goodbye to Year 6 students and staff yesterday with a guard of honour. For those leaving St Joseph's this year, we wish them all the best for the future.