• AttendanceFebruary 4th 2020

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    At St Joseph’s we take attendance very seriously and we expect every child to reach at least 95%, which is the national average. We are determined to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to achieve success and have an excellent record of attendance. Good school attendance improves a young person's chance ...

  • Raise money for St Joseph’s PTA while you shop!January 30th 2020

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    Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School PTA - Christchurch with easyfundraising? There are over 4,000 shops and sites ...

  • PTA Race Night 2020January 30th 2020

    Race Night 2020 image
    We are delighted to announce that our PTA Race Night this year will be held on Thursday 2nd April. This popular PTA fundraiser is always a fantastic night full of fun, food and drink. Letters and flyers will be coming out shortly with details of how to buy a ticket....

  • PTA Summer Fayre 2020January 28th 2020

    Summer Fayre website banner 2020-page-001
    We are delighted to announce that our Summer Fayre will be held on Friday 5th June, 4-7pm. Organised by our school PTA this is always a lovely community event with stalls, a bouncy castle and obstacle course, food, drink, ice cream and lots of entertainment. Last year we had Dorset Police, ...

  • Hearing your child readJanuary 23rd 2020

    Hearing Your Child Read
    It is so important that parents support their children by hearing them read on a near daily basis. Children can only make progress in reading with such support. When hearing your child read, try the following approach: * Before beginning, go through the book, look at any illustrations and discuss what might happen in the story. ...

  • Letter-join handwriting schemeJanuary 23rd 2020

    Letterjoin-Image
      At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we are very proud of our pupils’ handwriting and take particular care in our cursive/joined-up handwriting style. This is progressive throughout the school and covers the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum. Handwriting is a basic skill that influences the ...

  • New parking bannerJanuary 9th 2020

    Think before you park
    Look out for our brand new banner which will help to keep our children safe while parking. **HFE Signs have supported our School with a FREE Printed Banner!**

  • Hot School MealsJanuary 3rd 2020

    hot school dinners
    At St Joseph’s our hot school meals are provided by Chartwells. All ordering is done online via their website – follow the links below to see the current menu and register your child. This is our current Winter menu: (click the picture for a larger view) ...

  • Cool MilkJanuary 2nd 2020

    Cool Milk holding milk
    Our school milk scheme Did you know our school has a school milk scheme?  By registering your child for our school milk scheme theywill receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This ...

  • School UniformJanuary 1st 2020

    St Joseph's School Uniform
    All children are requested to wear the school uniform, a decision made in consultation with parents.  Apart from the school tie, sweatshirts and jumpers most of the uniform can be bought at any supermarket or department store.  QDOS, our school uniform supplier, is able to provide items with the school logo, including the jumper/cardigan, and girls' summer dresses. Contact ...

  • AttendanceFebruary 4th 2020

    Attendance Matters Poster smaller
    At St Joseph’s we take attendance very seriously and we expect every child to reach at least 95%, which is the national average. We are determined to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to achieve success and have an excellent record of attendance. Good school attendance improves a young person's chance ...

  • Raise money for St Joseph’s PTA while you shop!January 30th 2020

    EF-Banner-300x250
    Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School PTA - Christchurch with easyfundraising? There are over 4,000 shops and sites ...

  • PTA Race Night 2020January 30th 2020

    Race Night 2020 image
    We are delighted to announce that our PTA Race Night this year will be held on Thursday 2nd April. This popular PTA fundraiser is always a fantastic night full of fun, food and drink. Letters and flyers will be coming out shortly with details of how to buy a ticket....

  • PTA Summer Fayre 2020January 28th 2020

    Summer Fayre website banner 2020-page-001
    We are delighted to announce that our Summer Fayre will be held on Friday 5th June, 4-7pm. Organised by our school PTA this is always a lovely community event with stalls, a bouncy castle and obstacle course, food, drink, ice cream and lots of entertainment. Last year we had Dorset Police, ...

  • Hearing your child readJanuary 23rd 2020

    Hearing Your Child Read
    It is so important that parents support their children by hearing them read on a near daily basis. Children can only make progress in reading with such support. When hearing your child read, try the following approach: * Before beginning, go through the book, look at any illustrations and discuss what might happen in the story. ...

  • Letter-join handwriting schemeJanuary 23rd 2020

    Letterjoin-Image
      At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we are very proud of our pupils’ handwriting and take particular care in our cursive/joined-up handwriting style. This is progressive throughout the school and covers the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum. Handwriting is a basic skill that influences the ...

  • New parking bannerJanuary 9th 2020

    Think before you park
    Look out for our brand new banner which will help to keep our children safe while parking. **HFE Signs have supported our School with a FREE Printed Banner!**

  • Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2019November 20th 2019

    Christmas Box Appeal 2019-min
    Thank you to everyone who has donated a shoebox for this year’s Christmas Box Appeal. We collected 58 shoeboxes which were presented to the FSCI (Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion) on Wednesday 20th November when the charity arrived to take these boxes to countries such as Bulgaria and Romania. Thank you again to ...

  • Harvest FestivalOctober 18th 2019

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    We celebrated harvest throughout the week beginning Monday 14th October and continued with our support for the Christchurch Food Bank which helps many families in the area. Thank you to everyone who donated food - we were able to pass lots of bags to Tracey from the Food Bank who was very appreciative....

  • Aldi’s Kit For Schools CompetitionOctober 17th 2019

    Aldi Kit For Schools Competition 2019
    Aldi's Kit for Schools Competition – help us win £20,000 A huge thank you to everyone who handed in an Aldi sticker. We have now reached our goal of 300 stickers and completed the poster! We have sent it back to Aldi to be in with a chance of winning £20,000 ...

  • AttendanceFebruary 4th 2020

    Attendance Matters Poster smaller
    At St Joseph’s we take attendance very seriously and we expect every child to reach at least 95%, which is the national average. We are determined to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to achieve success and have an excellent record of attendance. Good school attendance improves a young person's chance ...

  • Hearing your child readJanuary 23rd 2020

    Hearing Your Child Read
    It is so important that parents support their children by hearing them read on a near daily basis. Children can only make progress in reading with such support. When hearing your child read, try the following approach: * Before beginning, go through the book, look at any illustrations and discuss what might happen in the story. ...

  • Letter-join handwriting schemeJanuary 23rd 2020

    Letterjoin-Image
      At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we are very proud of our pupils’ handwriting and take particular care in our cursive/joined-up handwriting style. This is progressive throughout the school and covers the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum. Handwriting is a basic skill that influences the ...

  • Hot School MealsJanuary 3rd 2020

    hot school dinners
    At St Joseph’s our hot school meals are provided by Chartwells. All ordering is done online via their website – follow the links below to see the current menu and register your child. This is our current Winter menu: (click the picture for a larger view) ...

  • Cool MilkJanuary 2nd 2020

    Cool Milk holding milk
    Our school milk scheme Did you know our school has a school milk scheme?  By registering your child for our school milk scheme theywill receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This ...

  • School UniformJanuary 1st 2020

    St Joseph's School Uniform
    All children are requested to wear the school uniform, a decision made in consultation with parents.  Apart from the school tie, sweatshirts and jumpers most of the uniform can be bought at any supermarket or department store.  QDOS, our school uniform supplier, is able to provide items with the school logo, including the jumper/cardigan, and girls' summer dresses. Contact ...

  • After School ClubsDecember 30th 2019

    After-School-Clubs
    Our After School Clubs at St. Joseph's provide a wide range of sports activities. To see what activities are on offer, please view our timetable below: DAY OF THE WEEK CLUB COST CONTACT Monday - Friday 3-6pm Funtastic Club Fees on the Funtastic website www.funtastic101.co.uk...

  • ParentMail – school communications with parentsJanuary 10th 2018

    ParentMail
    Communicating with parents is an important part of what we do, making sure you get the correct information about activities, events and things that really matter is something we care about. St Joseph's uses ParentMail, which is beneficial to you because you can: - Use ...

  • Adverse weather conditionsDecember 11th 2017

    Adverse Weather Conditions
    As the weather turns cold, here is a reminder of emergency school closure procedure: If we have to close the school due to poor weather I will inform Heart FM 102.3, (although it can take some time for this information to be broadcast), emailing and texting parents on ParentMail and via Dorset County ...

  • St Joseph’s mission statementSeptember 20th 2016

    St Joseph's Mission Statement
    St Joseph's Mission Statement

  • Raise money for St Joseph’s PTA while you shop!January 30th 2020

    EF-Banner-300x250
    Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School PTA - Christchurch with easyfundraising? There are over 4,000 shops and sites ...

  • PTA Race Night 2020January 30th 2020

    Race Night 2020 image
    We are delighted to announce that our PTA Race Night this year will be held on Thursday 2nd April. This popular PTA fundraiser is always a fantastic night full of fun, food and drink. Letters and flyers will be coming out shortly with details of how to buy a ticket....

  • PTA Summer Fayre 2020January 28th 2020

    Summer Fayre website banner 2020-page-001
    We are delighted to announce that our Summer Fayre will be held on Friday 5th June, 4-7pm. Organised by our school PTA this is always a lovely community event with stalls, a bouncy castle and obstacle course, food, drink, ice cream and lots of entertainment. Last year we had Dorset Police, ...

  • School Christmas Card Project – we raised £184!December 2nd 2019

    Christmas Card Project 2019
    We are delighted to announce that we raised £184 this year taking part in the School Christmas Card Project. It was lovely to see all of the children's fantastic artwork as their cards were sent home. We have some very talented artists! We hope you enjoy seeing your child's artwork! Happy Christmas!...

  • PTA Summer Fayre – we raised over £3200!June 21st 2019

    Thank you Summer Fayre 2019
    Our PTA Summer Fayre last week was once again a great success and we are delighted to announce that together we made over £3,200! As always it was a lovely community event and after a rather wet week we were very lucky with the weather! A big thank you to the PTA ...

  • PTA Quiz NightMarch 26th 2019

    Quiz Night
    Thank you to everyone who came to our PTA Quiz Night on Friday 22nd March! It was a great success and a fantastic night was had by all who attended. Thank you to the PTA who arranged the event, to Mr Curran and Miss Fox who hosted the event and to everyone who ...

  • PTA Christmas FayreDecember 3rd 2018

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    Thank you to everyone who came along to support our PTA Christmas Fayre - it was a great success! It was a great family event with a magical Santa's Grotto which was a real hit with the kids, and a Secret Santa Room where children could secretly buy and wrap a present ...

  • 7 reasons to join our PTASeptember 1st 2018

    7 Reasons to join the PTA-1
    Being part of the PTA is a very rewarding experience and can make such a difference in your child's school life. We have a very hard-working team of PTA members but we do need more helping hands, so please do consider joining, even if for just a few hours. We love to see new ...

  • PTA Summer Fayre 2018June 14th 2018

    PTA-Summer-Fayre-thanks-2018
    The PTA's Summer Fayre was once again a great success - even with it being held on an evening and was technically remaining a downscaled affair. As always there was a lovely feeling of community - with the St Joseph’s family and local community enjoying the super weather. Thank you to everyone who ...

  • Sponsored BounceMarch 20th 2018

    Today the children enjoyed taking part in our PTA Sponsored Bounce! Thank you to everyone who sent in their forms and sponsor money. We are still collecting sponsor money so please send in to the School Office in a sealed envelope marked 'sponsored bounce'. Thank you to all the adults who came to help count ...