Geography doesn’t simply begin and end with maps showing the location of all the countries of the world. Geography poses fascinating questions about who we are and how we got to be that way.
Geography is the mother lode of sciences. It’s the hub of a circle from which other sciences and studies radiate: meteorology and climatology, ecology, geology, oceanography, demographics, cartography, agricultural studies, economics, political science. At some level, all these can be related back to geographic factors. It is a solid understanding of geography that is a vital, basic ingredient for a rounded, full understanding of the world and our place in it.
Geography at St. Joseph’s is a dynamic, engaging and relevant subject and we believe that our students have access to a modern curriculum that develops a wide range of transferrable skills. Geography creates a sense of wonder about places and allows students to solve problems on current issues. Our students can collect, record and analyse information, work independently or as part of a team and they can justify conclusions.
We believe that Geography fully incorporates the key strands of the school mission statement, supported by an effective use of ICT and stimulating field trips which engage our students and allow them to achieve their full potential.