St Joseph's Catholic School The Strand

Curriculum Overview

At St Joseph’s School: The Strand, we strive to provide all students with a “relevant and holistic curriculum”; a curriculum which enhances the spiritual, social, emotional, physical, intellectual moral and cultural life of each student.Teachers and staff acknowledge the individuality of each student and place the needs of the learner at the centre of their teaching. The learning experiences and programs provide for differences in learning abilities and guide individuals to their own level of achievement by allowing opportunities for all children to achieve their full potential in all areas.

A number of supporting documents provide the values, beliefs and goals to inform our curriculum.

The Melbourne Declaration has two overarching goals for schooling in Australia:

Goal 1    Australian schooling promotes equity and excellence

Goal 2    All young Australians become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens

  • Townsville Catholic Education’s Learning Framework underpins our school’s curriculum development and delivery.

At St Joseph’s School: The Strand, we plan, teach, assess and report on the:

Australian Curriculum Prep to Year 6

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography

Queensland Essential Learnings and Standards Year 1 – Year 6

  • The Arts
  • Technology
  • Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE)
  • Health and Physical Education (HPE)
  • Languages Other Than English (LOTE) - Japanese

Early Years Curriculum Guidelines are used in Prep to provide a balanced teaching, learning and assessment program.

As a Catholic school, Religious Education is a key Learning Area within our teaching and learning program, supported by the Religious Education Curriculum of the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

Our school curriculum is supported and enriched by opportunities for students to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricula cultural, sporting and academic activities.


Principal: Mr Timothy Ham 

6 Fryer Street
North Ward Qld 4810

P: (07) 4772 1973

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Term 1 starts Tuesday 29 January 2019