Catholic Education South Australia has a dedicated focus on the needs of young people in Year 7-9. We see them as capable and competent learners.
Adolescence is a time of significant developmental change and students in Year 7 – 9 are ready for more independence and increased responsibility. They require personalised schooling that positions them at the centre of their education, where personal and academic development is nurtured in ways that are relevant to their stages of development.
The benefits for students in Year 7 – 9 in a dedicated secondary setting includes:
Your child will develop a sense of belonging and self-worth. We will support them through:
Spiritual development – drawing on our Catholic identity, we will help your child to explore their spirituality and develop life-long skills such as empathy, responsibility and compassion.
Resilience – we will provide peer-mentoring and leadership opportunities.
Ownership – your child will be empowered and encouraged to be an active participant in their learning.
Your child will feel safe and connected. We will support them with:
Smooth transition – strengthened transition from primary to secondary years.
Orientation – continuation of Catholic values including inclusivity, honesty, collaboration and respect.
Values – strong orientation programs through to Years 10-12.
Your child will be nurtured and supported to develop their individual capabilities. We will provide:
Specialist teachers – our quality teachers will provide personalised learning, working in partnership with students and families
Tailored curriculum – your child’s academic development will be nurtured through specialist curriculum design and assessment to prepare them for senior schooling and the SACE.
Dedicated facilities – our custom-designed learning spaces will encourage student engagement.
Year 7 - 9 Curriculum Guide
At St Joseph's School we understand that a quality education promotes a life-long journey of learning. It is a journey that pursues continuous improvement, it is founded in high expectations, inspires resilience, takes risks and fosters personal best achievement for all.
Life at St Joseph's School fosters the academic, spiritual, personal and social development for all students and promotes the traditions of the Catholic Church and the ethos of its patron, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
This guide provides students and parents with information about St Joseph's School Years 7-9 Secondary Curriculum. Further assistance is available from the Leader of Middle Years, teachers and staff.
Our curriculum will provide all students with exceptional opportunities to experience a wide variety of learning. We will ensure students' interests, educational backgrounds, future directions and capabilities support a co-constructed educational pathway. Positive parent partnership will continue to support each child reach their full potential.
Explore The Curriculum Guide