Graduate Profile

St Joseph's Graduate Profile

St Joseph's Graduate Profile means the attributes and skills that our community wishes the students of St Joseph's School to gain.

This has been consulted with parents and the wider community several times over many years. The last full consultation was at the end of 2016. We used this to inform our three year strategic plan and will be fully reviewing and consulting again when we review the outcomes of our three year strategic plan in 2019. In the meantime we touch base with the community informally through discussion, opportunities to meet e.g. cultural group meetings, meetings to discuss aspects of curriculum or general student progress meetings. We take the opportunity to test the water frequently and every year we survey one aspect of our progress.

2016 Graduate Profile

The collated responses from parents showed a strong continuing correlation with St Joseph's vision for our graduates.

Vision for Graduates

We want our Yr 8 leavers to be equipped and prepared to face the challenges of high school and the world beyond. We want them to reach for the stars and shine as they live out our school vision in all that they do.

Our school curriculum focuses on engaging all children in their learning through our school vision to 'Reach for the Stars as Lifelong Learners in the Catholic Faith'.

At St Joseph's this means:

Reach for the Stars

  • Be challenged to achieve beyond one's potential
  • Keep aiming higher and higher
  • Don't just complete it - do it well
  • High expectations/high standards
  • Strive for excellence
  • Recognise and celebrate everyone's strengths
  • Never give up

Lifelong Learners

  • Infinite enthusiasm to explore, discover, to know
  • Learn to become independent
  • We are always learning even as adults
  • Inspire enthusiasm and offer new learning experiences
  • Open to change and willing to take on new challenges
  • Accept that we learn through our mistakes and as risk takers

Catholic Faith

  • JJ Just like Jesus, Journey with Jesus
  • Realise Jesus Christ is the central focus of all we do
  • Be involved in masses and the church
  • Special Character Religious Education Programme
  • Inclusive of all
  • Kete (faith)
  • Have courage to be true to one's beliefs

Opportunities for support and extension in learning form part of targeted programmes to meet the diverse needs of our learners.