Support Programs

Additional Support

At St Joseph’s we provide additional support for students in literacy and numeracy.

Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery is an early literacy intervention that provides one-to-one teaching for children who need greater assistance in learning to read and write following their first year of school.

Reading Recovery is a daily, individualised intervention delivered by a specialist teacher that engages children in reading books and writing their own stories. It enhances the classroom reading and writing program and helps children to quickly "catch up" to the average level of their class.

At St Joseph’s we have two Reading Recovery teachers working with eight students daily. In addition, five members of our school leadership team are trained Reading Recovery teachers, demonstrating our commitment to developing great literacy knowledge at St Joseph’s.

Extending Mathematical Understanding (EMU) intervention

In order to help students identified as mathematically vulnerable to access the classroom mathematics program, groups of three children work with a trained EMU specialist teacher for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for between 10 and 20 weeks (25 - 50 hours), to accelerate their mathematical understanding. These children are then tracked and monitored throughout the primary school years to ensure continued progress. At St Joseph’s we have two trained EMU Early Years Intervention teachers who work with groups of students in Year 1. We also have an EMU Middle Years specialist who works with Year 3 and 4 students.

R3 Reframing Readers Resourcefully

R3 is a daily, 45 minutes intervention which provides at-risk Stage 3 students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to read strategically, and successfully comprehend age-appropriate quality texts.

At St Joseph’s we have three R3 teachers working with students in Years 5 and 6.

Diversity Team

St Joseph’s employs a Diversity teacher to work with each stage of learning. This teacher works with classroom teachers to target each student’s individual needs, whether it be by extending or reinforcing their learning.

These Diversity teachers are responsible for:

  • ensuring that students who have Personalised Plans are achieving their goals
  • supporting the PBS4L framework within the classroom
  • working with individuals or small groups of students by targeting their specific needs.


The Jarara Indigenous Education unit works in partnership with staff from St Joseph’s to:

  • ensure that indigenous students in our school receive a quality Catholic education
  • identify and build upon community involvement, and share and transfer innovative cultural learning frameworks and practices
  • collaborate with staff to ensure that the Aboriginal perspective is embedded in units of work
  • share and celebrate the culture of all students through story, art and music.

Come and see learning in action at St Joseph's Kingswood!

We’d love a chance to show you how learning works for young people in our school. Our dedicated teachers plan the learning in detail to help each child do his or her best.

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