When can my child start school

Starting school is an important step in a young child’s life and ‘Is my child ready for school?’ is a question asked by many parents. When to start school Children are generally aged five by 30 April of the year Read More …

Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum sets the expectations for what all Australian students should be taught, regardless of where they live or their background. It means that students now have access to the same content, and their achievement can be judged against Read More …

Religious Education

Religious Education forms an integral part of the total curriculum of our school. While recognising that parents are the first educators of their children in faith, the Primary Religious Education Curriculum enables young people to see and respond to God Read More …

Aboriginal Education

‘For thousands of years, you have fashioned a culture that endures to this day. And during all this time, the Spirit of God has been with you’ ‘Your culture, which shows the lasting genius and dignity of your race, must Read More …

Arts & Culture

“In the longer term, learning in the Creative Arts assists students in their lifelong learning in the visual arts, music, drama and dance. It also assists students to participate in and contribute to cultural life, to become informed consumers of Read More …

Why choose our school?

St Joseph’s has a distinctive ethos. Jesus’ teachings and Gospel values are the educational norms that permeate Catholic school life. Students in our schools have an opportunity to experience learning as an exciting challenge and a lifelong endeavour. They do Read More …

Sport

Participation and involvement in sport is encouraged in all our schools. It is expected that in striving for the good of the team, students will give their best and work with their teammates to achieve goals. The sports offered at Read More …

Learning opportunities

Our Catholic school is a faith community that believes that learning and teaching is a respectful, three-way exchange between teachers, learners and a supportive community. The teaching and learning environment is welcoming, safe, encouraging and playful. Our teachers take time Read More …

Meeting the needs of all students

One of the strengths of Catholic Education in Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese is the diversity of students. It reflects the diversity of life in Western NSW and the curriculum embraces this.  It takes into account each student’s strengths, learning needs, their cultural Read More …