St Joan of Arc is a co-educational parish primary school in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Brighton. The school currently has an enrolment of approximately 370 students. St Joan of Arc school has fourteen class groups made up of two classes from each year level. Class structures vary from year to year dependent on exit numbers and new enrolments. Class sizes are approximately 26.
St Joan of Arc is a co-educational parish primary school in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Brighton. Established in 1921 under the guidance of the Presentation Sisters, the school is now governed by a lay Principal and staff.
The school currently has an enrolment of approximately 365 students. We promote gospel values and develop knowledge and understanding of Catholic faith, doctrine and tradition. We support students to become successful learners, confident individuals, and active and informed citizens by providing a comprehensive and inclusive curriculum built on essential skills and authentic contemporary learning which is interactive and innovative, allowing students to think critically, work creatively, analyse information and solve problems. We cater for individual needs, learning styles, backgrounds, perspectives and interests through a wide range of extracurricular activities.
The school is an important part of the parish and celebrates school masses and class masses every term. The children in Grades 3-6 celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation throughout the year.
We provide students with a friendly, caring, supportive and safe environment which maximises their engagement, sense of belonging and connectedness to school. We develop social and emotional learning for students and provide early intervention for those students at risk.
We promote a family-friendly environment and build strong community partnerships by welcoming and actively encouraging a wide variety of participation in the life of the school. At St Joan of Arc, the positive involvement of parents in all aspects of their child’s learning is welcomed and encouraged. In recognising that the family is the most significant influence upon an individual, learning is seen as an ongoing partnership between home and school.