St Joseph's Primary School, Wingham, offers an engaging curriculum that meets the needs of all learners and emphasises high expectations. The school values individuality and strives to develop a love of learning in each child by providing students with a variety of opportunities to excel in all areas of school life.
St Joseph's promotes 21st century learning giving students access to electronic resources including SMART Board technology, laptops and iPads in all classrooms and video conferencing and virtual classrooms. Students are also encouraged to engage creatively in extra-curricular pursuits such as coding and simple robotics.
Targeted literacy and numeracy programs are incorporated to ensure successful learning and there are also further opportunities for students in public speaking, ICAS competitions and a dynamic leadership program designed to prepare the Year 5 and 6 students for high school.
Students have the opportunity to engage with the creative arts through music, drama and visual arts. Students are invited to participate in the school choir which is greatly supported by visiting the local nursing home. Students can also join the arts club, audition for ASPIRE, create exhibits for local events and participate in the school’s gifted and talented art day. Drama has been embedded into the learning program and culminates in the ‘Joey’s Annual Festival of Arts’ (JAFA) drama evening at the Manning Entertainment Centre which allows students to express themselves and showcase their talents.
The sports program at St Joseph’s aims to increase opportunities for students to be more active, build proficiency in fundamental movement skills and promote healthy living. All students have the opportunity to compete at representative level through various pathways and have access to school sports such as hockey, cricket, basketball, tennis, AFL, rugby league, cross country, swimming, athletics, netball, soccer and gymnastics. St Joseph’s is also proud to host a Regional Netball Gala Day and gives students the opportunity to join the school fitness program ‘Health Hustle’ to improve dance and gross motor skills.
St Joseph’s fosters environmental awareness and sustainability through a number of community initiatives including the incorporation of solar electricity, vegetable gardens, worm farms, water tanks and composting. Students are taught how to mulch, plant, grow and harvest seasonal fruit and vegetables, as well as recycle and compost, increasing student connection with and awareness of nature and environmental issues.
St Joseph’s has a comprehensive pastoral care agenda including the provision of a pastoral care worker who is available to assist and support pupils, families and staff through the Seasons for Growth program.
Students of St Joseph's Primary School, Wingham, are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St Clare's High School, Taree.