St Joseph's Oberon
St Joseph’s Catholic school provides a unique learning environment where students are provided with a high quality education in a Contemporary Catholic context.
It is our aim to nurture a personal relationship with our God and celebrate and share our Catholic faith whilst enabling all of our students to make a positive contribution to their world.
The quality of the education being offered at St Joseph’s was reflected in recent analysis of NAPLAN data. Our Y 7 class experienced the strongest growth in the Diocese in Writing and the 2nd highest in Numeracy. Our unique K-10 environment ensures that momentum in learning continues through the Secondary years.
Excellent growth was also recorded in Y5 Numeracy and Grammar and Punctuation whilst the number of students in the second top band in Y9 Writing, Spelling, Data, Measurement, Space and Geometry was above the Diocesan average.
Recently, our school took part in the Bathurst Diocese Video Conference Launch. Video Conferencing will enable staff and students to meet face to face with external providers to enhance learning and to enable professional development opportunities. All of our Secondary Staff have been working collaboratively with staff from the other K-10 schools around the Diocese in implementing the new National Curriculum in 2014. We are now ready for the launch of the new curriculum in January.
In other exciting news, we have been fortunate enough to employ a Contemporary and Innovative Learning Coordinator in our School. This teacher has been working with all members of staff to individualise learning and identify opportunities for engaging learning strategies. Our Primary Staff have been completing Modules on Contemporary Learning throughout the year and all students from Y4-10 will soon be provided with an email address as an additional learning tool that can be used across the Diocese.
Recently we celebrated our Book Fair and Raised over $900 for books for our Library. Another exciting event recently was our P and F Trivia Night where over $3,000 was raised for our new K-2 sandpit and Secondary BBQ Shelter and Woodfire Pizza.
On the 8th November our Y10 class travelled to Sydney for their Social Justice Retreat. This annual excursion is an important part of our focus on instilling in students a genuine desire to serve and reach out to others.
Coming up we have our End of Year School Performance at the RSL Club to be held on Wednesday 11th December, Graduation Ball on Friday 13th December and Presentation Day and final day of school for the year on Wednesday 18th December.