Catholic Education South Australia

Key Learning Areas

We are committed to delivering a curriculum that is innovative, inclusive and values all educational pathways.

We aim to teach from a curriculum that is current and relevant to student needs and is responsive to changes and developments in society.


Our broad curriculum and our high expectations of students, encourages them to become self-directed and lifelong learners.  The curriculum is based upon the Australian National Curriculum and Crossways.  All Catholic schools in South Australia use these documents to develop effective teaching and learning programs for students in the following key learning areas:

  • Religious Education
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Humanities & Social Sciences: History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business
  • Technologies: Design & Technology, Digital Technologies
  • Physical Education
  • The Arts: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts
  • Language: Italian

We have a range of specialist teachers in:

  • Key Literacy/ Reading Intervention
  • Italian as a Second Language
  • Physical Education
  • STEM
  • Music

St Joseph's uses a Digital Portfolio platform called ‘Seesaw’ to record and share what is happening in the classroom and at school. It is also a valuable communication tool that promotes positive home-school partnerships.

Seesaw gives students a space to document their learning, be creative and explore digital technology in an interesting and meaningful way. Each student has access to their own journal and will add things to it such as photos, videos, drawings, notes and links over the course of their school day. Seesaw gives students the creative tools to capture and reflect on their learning – in real time.

A valuable feature of Seesaw is the ability for parents and families to have access to their own child’s journal to view student posts as they happen.When there are new Seesaw posts, families are notified via app notifications, email or SMS. Parents are only notified about their own child’s work through personalised family QR code that they are given access to and all data is safe and secure.

The following Youtube clip provides further information about how the Seesaw parent access feature works.