Curriculum

Empowering students to become confident, motivated learners, living Gospel values.
St Joseph’s School bases its curriculum on the New Zealand Curriculum. It covers the seven Essential Learning Areas of: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Health and Physical Education and The Arts with Religious Education as our eighth essential learning area.

Our curriculum incorporates the Key Competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum, allows for individual needs and abilities and promotes attitudes and values based on the Gospel Values and teachings of Jesus Christ.

How do Learner- Led Conferences work?

A notice will go home one or two weeks before conference week, so you can book a conference time online. 

Conferences can last up to 45 minutes. You do not have to stay this long if your child has finished sharing his/her learning. 

Three learner- led conferences will be held at the same time in your child’s classroom.  You can 'flow' into a conference slightly earlier or later. Do not worry about entering the classroom while other parents are there, just be respectful and talk quietly so you do not interrupt other conferences that are taking place. 

Each child will have a basic agenda that they will follow. You will be involved in a variety of activities during the time — looking at samples of learning, doing an activity to support learning, talking about goals and what your child, you and the teacher might do to support these goals, looking at work around the space.

When you enter the room look for the "Teacher Meeting" sign up form. At some point during your conference, your child's teacher will spend some time with you. This time will allow the teacher to expand on the information your child has shared or for you to clarify something if necessary.