Policy Statements

TEACHING & LEARNING

As a Catholic School, St Joseph's is committed to providing an educational environment within a framework of Benedictine values. We aim to instil in our students a zest for lifelong learning. Our focus is on encouraging our students to be active investigators, designers and creators, quality producers, community contributors, effective communicators, leaders and collaborators. We aim to assist our learners to become self-directed and reflective while developing spiritually, physically, intellectually, creatively, socially and emotionally. Our teaching and learning focus will nurture within each child their individual abilities and interests, and encourage their imagination to persevere and thrive.

COMMUNITY

Founded by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, St Joseph's is a community based on strong traditions and history within the parish of Nambour. As a dynamic faith community, we strive to be responsive to the needs of all our members by living tolerance, respect, love and compassion in all our endeavours. The school is integral to the local community. It is a place where people feel welcome and know that they belong, where true and lasting friendships are built, the work and commitment of teachers is appreciated, and parental and community involvement is highly valued and appreciated.

ORGANISATION

This policy statement provides direction for the development of guidelines on the day to day life and the long term planning for our school.

Built on the Catholic faith, St Joseph’s Primary School aims to incorporate Christian values throughout all its operational aspects. Consequently, procedures and structures are underpinned by the principles of integrity, transparency and inclusion, enabling the effective operation of school life.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This policy statement summarizes the values that will guide the development of guidelines for the management of school resources.

St Joseph’s Primary School is committed to the provision of quality, affordable, inclusive Catholic Education through a responsible, accountable and equitable distribution of resources.  In doing so, we aim to cater for complex individual needs as well as achieving financial and environmental sustainability through effective resource management..