St Joseph's Primary School
New South Wales, Australia
About St Joseph's Primary School
St Joseph’s Primary School Merewether is an independent, co-educational school situated near the city and beaches of Newcastle, New South Wales, in an area known as The Junction.
Technology is integrated across the curriculum and is a focus of teaching and learning.
St Joseph’s delivers the seven Key Learning Areas in the Primary Catholic School Curriculum of New South Wales. These are Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, HSIE, Creative Arts and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. Participation in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) lessons, as well as robotics and Minecraft, is encouraged.
St Joseph's provides an opportunity for pupils to excel in creative arts, including dance, visual arts, drama and music, as well as sports such as specialised gymnastic lessons, netball gala days and rugby, cricket and soccer clinics.
Students with special needs are provided with individual education programs.
The school’s motto is 'Live the Truth', which it describes as “our ideal in responding to Christ's challenge to live the Gospel. Its vision is to evangelise and to educate students to their full potential through a partnership of home, parish and school within a vital and positive atmosphere.