For Students

St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary is a small school catering for boys and girls from Kindergarten to Year 6. Students are encouraged at all times to strive for their personal best in a co-operative and challenging school environment. We are all encouraged to be mindful of our words and actions, and to show generosity of spirit towards all members of the school community.

Students are encouraged to perform service and represent the school in a wide variety of Church, community, cultural and sporting events including:

  • Parish Altar Serving
  • Fundraising for various causes
  • Catholic Schools Performing Arts
  • League, netball and soccer days
  • Inter-school debating
  • Inner West Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals.

Physical Education Lessons: a specialist Physical Education teacher is employed to teach skills in Physical Education.

Swimming: all children participate in two weeks of intensive swimming lessons taught by experienced swimming coaches at Auburn Pool during Term 4.

Choir: a very successful School Choir sings at school and community events. The Choir meets once a week at lunchtime.

Student Leadership

We value the input and opinion of the students and believe that all students are important stakeholders in this community. Student participation in leadership is encouraged, and all Year 6 students are leaders.

The student life at St Joseph the Worker School gives students the opportunity not only to extend their learning, but also to develop their leadership skills.

Student Representative Council

The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a group of children from Years 3 to Year 6 elected by their peers. The SRC initiates and co-ordinates activities to raise awareness of the charities we support and to initiate student outreach programs.

Student Wellbeing

The principles of Restorative Justice underpin our pastoral care policy, with a focus on consistent and fair discipline. At all times, we strive to ensure that there is a consistency of approach, which results in optimal learning opportunities for our children. There is a buddy system, which operates within the school, which ensures that our younger students always have a contact with an older student who will look after their interests and wellbeing.

Assemblies

Each morning our school community joins together for a short morning assembly where we gather to pray, listen to daily announcements and celebrate birthdays. Student leaders facilitate our class assemblies on Fridays and during this time Merit Certificates are presented to recognise and celebrate student achievement.