Specialist Teachers are employed in the following areas:
At St Joseph’s, our Science specialist teaches the Australian Curriculum using the Primary Connections resources across Year two - six. Primary Connections links science with literacy and is the Australian Academy of Science's flagship primary school science program; an innovative approach to teaching and learning.
Music education has been credited with having positive effects on creativity, imagination, dedication, teamwork, coordination, confidence and resilience as well as improved literacy, numeracy and linguistic skills.
In music we learn by doing! We play, compose and explore the wonderful world of music using St Joseph’s impressive instrument collection and digital resources. Students start playing and composing from Prep and continue all the way through to Year 6.
Utilising the 1:1 device program, Years 4 – 6 are taught using an “in-flipped” classroom model. This means that all lessons have been pre-recorded and arranged to facilitate self-paced learning, allowing gifted students to extend their learning while those experiencing difficulties are not left behind. Students are able to access all materials used for lessons at anytime, anywhere thus allowing them to revisit previous lessons or catch up after an absence.
Students in Years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to participate in St Joseph’s Instrumental Music Program. The program offers small group lessons that prepare students for inclusion in the school’s concert band.
Specialist music teachers provide lessons for flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, percussion and electric bass. Throughout the year, students are involved in eisteddfods and concerts giving them the opportunity to share their talents with friends, family and the community.
Private piano lessons are also available for interested students.
St Joseph’s boasts a senior and junior choir within the school, both of which are led by a qualified, experienced, and highly professional teacher.
Both choirs have many opportunities to perform throughout the year, including at the Bundaberg Eisteddfods, on assemblies, at retirement villages as well as other community and school based events.