St Joseph's Primary School, Nagambie

Phone: (03) 5794 2608
Mob: 0417 489 577
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Growing in the Spirit Together

NSCSWP (Pastoral Wellbeing Worker)

Our school receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Education under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP).

The aim of this funding is to assist our school to provide pastoral wellbeing services to support students, staff and the school community.
1. The NSCSWP Worker has three main roles:
A Pastoral Role
The NSCSWP Worker will:
• participate in a wide range of school community activities, and support staff, to contribute to creating a caring and inclusive learning environment within the school.
• on request, provide initial support or information to students, staff and other school community members.
• with written, informed parental consent provide ongoing personal assistance with individual students, subject to duty of care, consent, confidentiality and disclosure requirements and the code of conduct.
• offer support or information with regard to critical situations, grief, family breakdown.
• be available to provide ongoing support to individuals and/or families.
• provide additional opportunities for families to feel supported.

A Referral Role
The NSCSWP Worker will:
• provide factual and impartial information about, network with, and be a link to, the support and services provided through community groups, local council and government agencies.
• consult and liaise with staff about student safety, wellbeing or learning while maintaining appropriate confidentiality, and referring students as required.
• Be a mandated notifier, and thus be required to report any suspected abuse or neglect as required by state legislation.

A Resource Role
The NSCSWP Worker will:
• provide a reference point for addressing social issues
• provide access to resources from the broader community which are relevant to school programs.
• be available to give input into health and social education courses
• be available to give assistance with camps and excursions, and, where appropriate, voluntary clubs or groups in the school.

2. This service offered by the NSCSWP Worker is accessed by school community members on a voluntary basis.
3. The NSCSWP Worker is managed by the school principal and complements, enhances and collaborates with all Pastoral Wellbeing services in the school.
4. Students are able to access the NSCSWP through Pastoral Wellbeing Services.
5. A Grievance Procedure for any formal complaint is available from the School Principal.

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education

This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education under the National School Chaplain Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP)



Assessment and Reporting

At St Joseph's School there at 4 Teacher Advisory meetings per year. ( 1 every term ) to keep in touch with you and your Child, setting goals and getting the best out of everyone. There are also 2 reportings. One at the end of term 2 & one at the end of term 4.



At St. Joseph's we carefully structure the school day prioritising specific subjects to ensure a comprehensive education is maintained. We recognise that children are individuals and they learn in different ways, so we plan the curriculum using a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies.

School begins at 8.50am:
English 9am – 10.50am

Recess 10.50 - 11.30
Mathematics 11.30am – 12.30pm
Religious Education 12.30pm – 1.20pm                                                                                       Inquiry learning and specialist areas. 2.10 - 3.20

Teachers place a major priority in these learning blocks and it is rarely changed. After lunch consists of a combination of The Humanities, Art, LOTE, Music and Library, Health and Physical Education.

Religious Education
The "Source of Life" is the new Religious Education program that is being used across the Sandhurst Diocese.

The program aims to develop a sense of love for each other and our world through the teachings of Gospel values.

A major component of "The Source of Life" is about taking action and emphasising how we can make our world a better place by how we treat others and our environment. We hope to make lessons interesting and address issues that are relevant to the children.

Religious Education in a Catholic school permeates its way through the whole curriculum and our lives at school. We have many special events that promote this and traditions that demonstrate that we are a proud Catholic School.

The Discipline Based Learning

Outcomes for mathematics are organised into four content strands in which pupils develop knowledge, skills and understanding in:
* Number and Algebra
* Measurementand Geometry
* Statistics and Probability

The school has in place a two hour Literacy block in which specific skills of language development are taught.
Literacy is made up of the strands of:

Reading and Viewing
In this strand pupils learn to interpret literacy and factual texts. A variety of texts are used to ensure all areas are covered eg. Narrative (story), Information Report (facts and informative texts), Recounts (retell).

Children learn to produce a variety of texts using processes that include drafting, revising, editing, proof reading and publishing.

Speaking and Listening
Pupils learn to communicate and interact effectively for a variety of purposes and in various situations with different audiences such as friends, small groups and a whole class.

The aim of The Humanities is to develop values and attitudes, knowledge, skills and understanding in students that:

Enhance their sense of personal, community, national and global identity.

Enable them to participate effectively in maintaining and improving the quality of their society and environment.

The Humanities domain has three dimensions:





The aim of science is to  broaden the students understanding of science, science as a human endeavour and inquiry skills.