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Learning and Teaching

Learning and Teaching at St Joseph’s is designed to equip our students for the ever changing demands of life in the 21st Century. Creativity, collaboration, student voice and choice, critical thinking, problem solving, and a growth mindset are just some examples of the skills and dispositions that St Joseph’s students are supported to develop.

Catholic Education Melbourne Data


Interpreting the table

Cruising means average growth when compared to Australia.

Growth means above the average for growth in Australia from Yr3-5.

High Achieving means above the average growth in Australia from Yr3-5 and above the Australian average for student achievement in Yr 5.

High Achieving
Performance and Growth

Student Performance and Growth

Student performance is measured in NAPLAN compared to students with similar background but also showing the individual growth of students. The NAPLAN data referred to is year level data consisting of all student results combined. We unable to promise any particular level of academic performance or achievement for your child specifically. A student’s education journey has many variables and is a joint effort between school and family, and together we create the conditions for success.


St Joseph’s students consistently achieve both high performance and high growth in NAPLAN and other testing in year 3 and year 5.


Students from St Joseph’s show achievement well above students from a similar background in year 7 NAPLAN testing in both their overall performance and individual growth from Year 5.


St Joseph’s school collects data on student performance and growth using a range of tools throughout the school year to ensure that teachers know how each student is learning and that each students grows and develops to meet their fullest potential.



Inquiry topics at St. Joseph’s are formed around authentic, rich concepts with strong links made to the Religious Education Curriculum. Students are encouraged to formulate and investigate their own questions, develop research skills, to work collaboratively with their peers and share their learning with others.



STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills are applied to design solutions to real life problems. Students have access to a range of resources and Technology to explore and they are given opportunities to participate in projects with authentic applications for our 21st century learners, often in collaboration with outside agencies.





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