School a place to set pupils up for life
IT IS an age old debate within the education system: How do students learn best?
It has always been acknowledged that not all students learn the same way.
Some are visual learners needing to see the task laid out before them, some learn best recreating the lesson with their hands, while others thrive with a textbook reading late into the night.
It is for this reason St Joseph’s School prioritises the need to supply students with a variety of education pathways so to give opportunities for different styles of learning.
An area in which St Joseph’s excels is the provision of a superior Vocational Education Program.
Secondary programs such as Young Wine Makers, certificates in hospitality and catering, outdoor classrooms and excursions as well as the opportunity for students to take part in School Based Apprenticeships (SBA), all aid in encompassing every style of learning.
Seventeen students at St Joseph’s are currently engaged in the school based apprentice and traineeship program working with local businesses in the fields of education support, wine operations, retail, hospitality, hairdressing, electrical services and mechanical trades.
Year 12 student Hollie Grasso will finish her schooling in November with a Certificate III in Early Education which she completed in September.
Hollie has been employed by the school to work on the primary campus since the start of her certificate in 2016.
Hollie’s success is shared with fellow students Elijah Smith, Kieran King and Claudia Harley who have also used their time in senior secondary to attain additional certificates.
The SBA program is an excellent opportunity for all students, whether they are on a pathway to further study at universities and other institutions, or the workforce.
We thank our supportive employers for their continued commitment to our students and their futures!
As spring finally takes hold and the sun shines (most days), students on the primary campus look forward to the exciting new sports and activities that come with Term 4.
The much anticipated Dance Fever is back with all new routines for the youngest of the primary students, while Year 3–6 have been honing their skills on the golf course during PE sessions.
The school received new golf equipment as part of the sport schools grants which students are excited about.
With the primary swimming carnival looming, Prep to Year 6 will also take to the pool once a week, a nice reprieve from the heat.
LIFE SKILLS: Swimming session have resumed for St Joseph’s primary students.
St Joseph’s High School students have the opportunity to undergo training while still at school.