The learning culture at St Joseph's School, Tara is one of high expectations and achievement for learning and behaviour.  

Our teachers are expert at supporting students in their learning journey and collaborating with them to make progress towards their individual learning goals. 

With a strong focus on every student as an individual, there is a broad and carefully planned curriculum taught which caters for a wide range of interests and abilities.  

Teachers bring lessons to life through engaging real-life inquiry and dialogue that encourages student voice. 

Learning inside and outside the classroom is relevant, meaningful and challenging.

There is a ‘no excuses’ approach to teaching and learning and all are expected to give their best.   

Student wellbeing and learning go hand in hand and we ensure that there is a supportive environment in every classroom where students feel happy and confident to give their best.  

Our aim is to help students develop a positive attitude to learning and to develop a growth mindset for life; giving students the skills and confidence to meet any challenge.  

What we believe about learning

  • We believe in every student achieving every day.
  • We understand how children learn.
  • We teach the whole child.
  • We care about your child’s interests and learning style.
  • We create engaging learning experiences.
  • We engage students in their learning.
  • We support students in developing a positive growth mindset.
  • We support the academic success and wellbeing of ALL learners.
  • We nurture a lifelong love of learning.

Early Years (Prep) 

We support entry into Prep with a regular Jumpstart into Joey's days throughout Term 2, 3 and 4 in the year prior to students starting Prep. 

Senior Year (Year 6) 

The school supports Year 6 transition into high school (St Joseph’s College, Toowoomba, Our Lady of the Southern Cross College, Dalby, Dalby Christian College, Chinchilla Christian College and the local Tara State Shire College), with counsellor sessions, and participation in Year 7 activities and transition days at their relevant high school.