Learning and Teaching

St Joseph’s Catholic College provides a safe, caring and supportive environment in which each student is shaped by her relationship with Jesus in the Catholic tradition and is inspired by St Mary of the Cross MacKillop to make a difference in the world.

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Assessment and Subject Information Handbooks

The College provide students and families with detailed Curriculum and Assessment Handbook to assist with decision making for subject choices as well as the planning of assessment tasks which will take place throughout the year.

You will notice that the Assessment Handbooks contain the college assessment policy and procedures as well as schedules that contain:

  • The number of formal tasks for the year
  • A brief description of the type of task
  • The week of the term the task is due or will take place.
  • The break-up of marks between assessment tasks for the academic reports in semester 1 & 2.

For each task the students will receive additional written details of the task and the specific date it is due. This will be given to students at least two weeks prior to the submission date.

Leaders of Learning and teachers have put together thorough assessment programs that reflect the Board of Studies syllabuses and provide opportunities for students to excel in a variety of assessment tasks.

Despite our best intentions, it is possible, as with any large assessment program that changes may occur. Any change, if it does occur, is expected to be minor and ample forward notice will be given to the students involved.

We would also like to refer parents to the “Lines of Communication” enclosed in the booklets as a guide to making appropriate contact with the college regarding any concerns relating to assessment. Ordinarily, the first contact will be the class teacher, followed by the relevant Leader of Learning.

St. Joseph’s Catholic College is a school which places high expectations on school work and study, with all students expected to do their very best. Achieving one’s best will be the reward for those whose study habits are firmly established throughout the early years of secondary schooling.

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