St Joseph's Primary School
New South Wales, Australia
About St Joseph's Primary School
St Joseph’s Primary School is a Catholic, co-educational, K-Year 6 primary school located in the town of Boorowa in the south-western slopes region of New South Wales. Established 125 years ago by the Sisters of Mercy, the school is a part of the St Patrick’s Parish and had its first lay Principal appointed in 1980. The school has a student population of over 60.
Mr Brendon Maynard
St Joseph’s Primary School is a small school, but is one which is proud of its buildings and facilities and the extensive grounds on which it stands. All classrooms within the school have been recently refurbished and a new library/ICT centre creates a technology-rich learning environment. The playground offers a range of covered outdoor shade areas.
A comprehensive curriculum places a strong focus on Religion, Literacy, Numeracy and Technology. The content for Religious Education comes from the curriculum document ‘Treasures New and Old’ whilst the six key learning areas’ teaching and learning activities are based upon content within the NSW Board of Studies Curriculum for Primary Schools. Development of co-operative learning skills, problem solving strategies and critical thinking are major goals for staff in their delivery of the curriculum to students.
St Joseph’s Primary School aims to create innovative learning opportunities for their students, create a supportive learning environment in which they can thrive and celebrate the achievements of the individual and the school.