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2017 Production: Mary Poppins

On Friday 21 October, we announced the exciting news that the 2017 Production will be a combined production with Mater Christi College. With this new partnership, each year a school will take on the responsibility to host the Production with the rehearsals taking place at the host school. In 2017, the Production will be

November 4th, 2016|

Arts and Technology Evening

The Arts and Technology Evening started ten years ago with the launch of the very first vintage of the Pinot Noir grown, pressed and bottled at Valdocco's own winery. Just like our wine, this evening simply gets better with age. I would like to take this opportunity to invite all members of the St

October 24th, 2016|

Lunch Time Music Concerts

This week, the Performing Arts Captains, Euguene Fogden and Jarrek Montenegro, hosted the third Lunch Time Music Concert for this year. At each concert, around nine students would perform a piece of their choice. It has been fantastic to see all levels of musicians performing to a very supportive audience. On Thursday 21 July, over

August 1st, 2016|

The Addam’s Family – Production Band

This year, the music for the College Production will be performed by 17 students. It has been a pleasure working with each of the students as they rehearse and develop the 40 pieces up to a performance standard. Nathan, Deacon and Josh have reflected on the experience. Deacon Kimmitt, Year 8 Cantamessa “I am the

August 1st, 2016|

The use of Technology for Teaching and Learning

Throughout this semester my intent is to provide readers with a series of insights encompassing: “the use of technology within the classroom setting”. These snippets will summarise findings of selected academic research attributed to the University of Wollongong. The role of technology in education Learning with technology has become essential in today’s schools. Worldwide,

August 1st, 2016|

Purchase your Production Tickets Today

Over the holidays, cast and band members of The Addams Family production have been busy completing an intensive workshop to fine-tune the exacting musical and choreographic demands of the show. It has also been a wonderful team building exercise for all staff and students involved. Three weeks out from opening night and we are all

July 13th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Addams’ Family

In the lead up to The Addams Family production, it seems only fitting to give the wider St Joseph’s Community a bit of a sneak peak into all the hard work that has been going on each week behind the scenes. At this stage of the year rehearsals are running three times a week with

June 3rd, 2016|

Personal Growth Mindset

Recently staff at St Josephs have focused their attention on the works of Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, and her approaches toward the development of a Growth Mindset. For this article I have taken the liberty of reproducing an excerpt on the development of a Personal Growth Mindset by Scott Barry Kaufman,

May 19th, 2016|

21st Century Learning – The Buzz

Buzzwords abound in our nimble and agile society. We can be guilty of this in the education system, though technology-based industries are ruled by terminology and jargon, with Coding and Computational Thinking at the fore. The synergies of education and technology combined provide us with the notion of 21st Century Learning; an interesting concept based

April 22nd, 2016|

For Arts Sake!

The following article provides insight into the importance of the Arts in education as cited from the book, Art for Art’s Sake? The Impact of Arts Education (Winner, Goldstein and Vincent-Lancrin, 2013). This book sites studies by the OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), which acknowledges the key skills and knowledge required in

March 16th, 2016|

SIMON and our Parent Access Module

A key aim at St Joseph’s is to develop a genuine and transparent partnership between all parents, guardians and the College, to ensure that maximum support and opportunities for success are provided for each student. Technology provides us with many tools to maintain rich communication that enhances this partnership and the College’s Parent Access Module

March 1st, 2016|

Our 1:1 Learning Tools

It has been an exciting start to the year for our Year 7 and Year 10 students who have recently received their 1:1 learning device. In 2016, the 1:1 Technology program will continue to play a significant role in learning and teaching here at St Joseph’s. Supporting the development of digital literacies that are essential

March 1st, 2016|

Full STEAM Ahead

Late last year, the Commonwealth Government released the National Innovation and Science Agenda Report: “WELCOME TO THE IDEAS BOOM”. The report cites “too few Australian students are studying science, maths and computing in schools – skills that are critical to prepare our students for the jobs of the future. We also need to create an

March 1st, 2016|