Our Curriculum

Our Vision

The St. Joseph’s School curriculum is based on Catholic faith and Christian values building a nurturing environment of education in faith through home, school and parish partnerships that value and reflect the multicultural and bicultural relationships in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our Vision is that students can move into the future empowered with the confidence, skills and Catholic values to be motivated and useful members of society.

Faith - Excellence - Success

Laying the foundations for life

Our Curriculum Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles for our curriculum are:

  • Lifelong learning incorporating 21st century pedagogy for children, staff and community
  • Making connections between life, faith and culture of all members of the community
  • Excellence – empowering all students to achieve personal excellence and success
  • Attitudes of respect and gratitude – responsible stewardship for the earth and social justice

The Gospel values of Jesus Christ with an emphasis on our core values of

  • Respect - Whakaute
  • Honesty - Pono
  • Caring - Manaaki
  • Perseverance - Hiringa

Personal Attributes

  • Competent, appropriate and effective communicators
  • Confident
  • Desire to learn

Integrating key competencies for living and lifelong learning including:

  • Thinking - both critically and creatively
  • Relating to others - including collaboration, co-operation, team player, sharing, considerate, listening skills, interactive negotiation
  • Understanding language, symbols and text - interpretation, speech, listening, reading, writing, technology
  • Self Management
  • Participation and Contribution

Our Learning Areas

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Science, Social Sciences & Technology
  • The Arts
  • Te Reo Maori
  • Information & Communication Technology