St Joseph’s has designed a program of study that allows students to meet mandatory NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements while also providing them with the flexibility to follow their own program of study and meet their future employment requirements.
Students study a range of courses in Year 7 and 8 (Stage Four) in addition to the core subjects, to enable them to make informed elective choices for Years 9 to 12.
St Joseph’s offers a wide range of subject study areas to its students including:
Studies of Religion 2
Studies of Religion 1
Studies in Catholic Thought
Mathematics Extension 1
Mathematics Standard 2
Mathematics Standard 1
Earth & Environmental Studies
Society & Culture
Information Processes & Technology
Industrial Technology (Timber/Graphics)
Personal Development Health and Physical Education
Community and Family Studies
Sports Lifestyle and Recreation
Vocational Education Courses*:
Manufacturing & Engineering
Japanese (Year 7 only)
Two electives from the below list:
NESA developed courses
Information & Software Technology
Photographic & Digital Media
* In addition to meeting competencies, VET Courses require students to complete 35 hours of work placement to attain Certificate I level and 70 hours of work placement to attain Certificate II level.
** Distance Education classes can be arranged if a student requires a class we cannot offer due to low numbers.