Pathways - From Playgroup to High School

Early Learning

St Joseph’s is located in the South Eastern suburbs of Adelaide and is surrounded by excellent early learning centre and kindergarten options. We offer a playgroup on Friday mornings where we support learning centred interaction between parents and pre-school aged children. On Wednesday mornings we offer our JOEYS program for 4 year olds transitioning to school.

Children starting school are able to commence Reception in Term 1 or Term 3. Those beginning in term 3 will complete six terms of Reception, this intake is conditional on places being available in existing Reception classes.

We have new children enrolling from Childcare Centres, Kindergartens & Pre-schools; below is a list of just some of the local centres that regularly have children move on to St Joseph’s:

Netherby Kindergarten

Mitcham Preschool Centre

Mitcham Village Kindergarten

To ensure a successful transition for new Reception students from kindergarten, our Junior Primary teachers visit pre-schools the term before the child commences school.

Secondary Schooling

At the other end of their schooling with us, students leaving St Joseph’s School successfully move to a variety of Catholic, Independent and Government Secondary Schools. 

Students usually attend Orientation Days to ensure a smooth transition into secondary school.

Our students have a guaranteed pathway into Mercedes College (providing the Mercedes Enrolment policy conditions are met), if your family wishes to take this pathway. Parents are also invited to visit Cabra Dominican College as another alternative. There are many other pathways to Catholic Secondary Schools. Please enquire at the office for further options.