• Parent InformationJuly 17th 2016

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    Welcome to the St Joseph's School's website!   Please use the links below to navigate around: Class Pages   Have a look at your child's class page - there's up to date information about the curriculum ...

  • Family Summer Project 2016July 17th 2016

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    We are inviting everyone to take part in this year's Summer Challenge learning project. This year we are asking children to complete 'The St Joseph's School Matchbox Challenge'. Question... how many items can you fit into a standard size matchbox? Not many you will ...

  • Mini Vinnie Commissioning LiturgyJuly 15th 2016

    Mini Vinnies for 2016-2017
      On Friday 15th July, we held our Mini Vinnie Commissioning Liturgy for the elected committee members for 2016-2017. The children were joined by Mike Royles from the St Vincent de Paul Society, made their pledges and received their Mini Vinnie badges in ...

  • SPLASH!July 12th 2016

    SPLASH!
    A big success for Year 6 students - one of the greatest end-of-year performances St. Joseph’s has ever seen. SPLASH! was a fantastic songful play with a brilliant teacher, Mrs Dunn, as our director. The children really enjoyed performing it in front of: first, the rest of the school and then twice for parents. SPLASH! ...

  • Mass celebrating First Holy CommunionJune 21st 2016

    First Holy Communicants
    Year 3 children celebrated their First Holy Communion with a special Mass at the school led by Father Tom. It was a lovely opportunity for the rest of the school to congratulate those children on receiving this sacrament.

  • Year 3 visit to Winchester Science CentreJune 21st 2016

    Winchester Science Centre
    On Wednesday 8th June, Year 3 visited Winchester Science Centre, an educational resource supporting learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The children were able to explore over 100 interactive science exhibits and take part in a workshop in which they made a Mangonel (a medieval catapult). The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and ...

  • Year 4 Visit Bovington Tank MuseumJune 19th 2016

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    On Thursday 16th June, Year 4 visited The Tank Museum in Bovington for their topic on World War 1. After being split into groups, they were able to explore different things: life in the trenches, being inside a Mark IV tank and the warhorse exhibition. When they went to the trench workshop, they started in the ...

  • 90 Glorious YearsJune 13th 2016

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    On Monday 13th June, our school celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday with a 'Red, White and Blue' day.  The children came into school dressed in their patriotic colours and took part in lots of activities including making Union Jack flags and crowns as well as finding out lots of facts about the Queen. The classes voted for next ...

  • PTA Summer FayreJune 11th 2016

    Our popular Summer Fayre
    This year's PTA’s Summer Fayre was once again a great success. As always there was a lovely feeling of community - with the St Joseph’s family and local community enjoying the dry weather! Attractions included a bouncy assault course, Littledown Football, face painting, pony rides, stalls, raffles and tombolas as well as performances including karate, zumba ...

  • Our Year 3 Scientists!June 10th 2016

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    On Wednesday 8th June Year 3 visited the Winchester Science Centre, an educational resource supporting learning in Science technology, engineering and Maths (STEM). The children were able to explore over 100 interactive science exhibits and take part in a workshop in which they made a medieval catapult. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were ...

  • Family Summer Project 2016July 17th 2016

    Summer-Challenge-2016
    We are inviting everyone to take part in this year's Summer Challenge learning project. This year we are asking children to complete 'The St Joseph's School Matchbox Challenge'. Question... how many items can you fit into a standard size matchbox? Not many you will ...

  • Mini Vinnie Commissioning LiturgyJuly 15th 2016

    Mini Vinnies for 2016-2017
      On Friday 15th July, we held our Mini Vinnie Commissioning Liturgy for the elected committee members for 2016-2017. The children were joined by Mike Royles from the St Vincent de Paul Society, made their pledges and received their Mini Vinnie badges in ...

  • SPLASH!July 12th 2016

    SPLASH!
    A big success for Year 6 students - one of the greatest end-of-year performances St. Joseph’s has ever seen. SPLASH! was a fantastic songful play with a brilliant teacher, Mrs Dunn, as our director. The children really enjoyed performing it in front of: first, the rest of the school and then twice for parents. SPLASH! ...

  • Mass celebrating First Holy CommunionJune 21st 2016

    First Holy Communicants
    Year 3 children celebrated their First Holy Communion with a special Mass at the school led by Father Tom. It was a lovely opportunity for the rest of the school to congratulate those children on receiving this sacrament.

  • Year 3 visit to Winchester Science CentreJune 21st 2016

    Winchester Science Centre
    On Wednesday 8th June, Year 3 visited Winchester Science Centre, an educational resource supporting learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The children were able to explore over 100 interactive science exhibits and take part in a workshop in which they made a Mangonel (a medieval catapult). The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and ...

  • Year 4 Visit Bovington Tank MuseumJune 19th 2016

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    On Thursday 16th June, Year 4 visited The Tank Museum in Bovington for their topic on World War 1. After being split into groups, they were able to explore different things: life in the trenches, being inside a Mark IV tank and the warhorse exhibition. When they went to the trench workshop, they started in the ...

  • 90 Glorious YearsJune 13th 2016

    Queen's Celebrations Miss Buxton
    On Monday 13th June, our school celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday with a 'Red, White and Blue' day.  The children came into school dressed in their patriotic colours and took part in lots of activities including making Union Jack flags and crowns as well as finding out lots of facts about the Queen. The classes voted for next ...

  • PTA Summer FayreJune 11th 2016

    Our popular Summer Fayre
    This year's PTA’s Summer Fayre was once again a great success. As always there was a lovely feeling of community - with the St Joseph’s family and local community enjoying the dry weather! Attractions included a bouncy assault course, Littledown Football, face painting, pony rides, stalls, raffles and tombolas as well as performances including karate, zumba ...

  • Our Year 3 Scientists!June 10th 2016

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    On Wednesday 8th June Year 3 visited the Winchester Science Centre, an educational resource supporting learning in Science technology, engineering and Maths (STEM). The children were able to explore over 100 interactive science exhibits and take part in a workshop in which they made a medieval catapult. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were ...

  • Year 5 Trip to Leeson HouseMay 16th 2016

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    Our Year 5 children had a great time at Leeson House in April. They learnt a lot about the impact of local natural resources on the environment and its communities, along with learning to make their beds, remembering to change their clothes and to get to sleep before midnight! Thank you to Mrs Dayantis who organised ...

  • Parent InformationJuly 17th 2016

    welcome-icon
    Welcome to the St Joseph's School's website!   Please use the links below to navigate around: Class Pages   Have a look at your child's class page - there's up to date information about the curriculum ...

  • School UniformAugust 28th 2015

    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 ...

  • Hot School MealsAugust 9th 2015

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    At St Joseph’s our hot school meals are provided by Chartwells. Children have a choice between the Main Dish option, the Vegetarian option or the Jacket Potato option. If your child goes on a day trip with their class they will also have the option of having an “Away Day Packed Lunch” to take out with them ...

  • Procedure for Emergency School ClosuresAugust 1st 2015

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    Procedure for Emergency School Closures: Any decision to close St Joseph’s Catholic School is not made lightly and we realise that such a decision can have quite an impact on our families. However we have to ensure that all our children and staff ...

  • Park and StrideJuly 30th 2015

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    PARK AND STRIDE. Walk to School! We regularly hold ‘walk to school’ weeks and they are always a great success. We are really impressed with the effort families take to walk or cycle to school during those weeks and ...

  • Dates for your DiaryJuly 13th 2015

    Dates for your Diary 2016
      DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Thursday 21st July - Wednesday 31st August SUMMER HOLIDAY Thursday 1st September Return to school for Years 1-6 Tuesday 13th September, 7pm PTA Meeting Wednesday 28th September Parents' Evening...

  • Internet SafetyMarch 9th 2015

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      Our local PCSO visits all classes every year to highlight the importance of being safe on the internet.  In addition, an internet safety session for parents is held. ...

  • Bright Sparks After School and Breakfast ClubFebruary 24th 2015

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      Bright Sparks run our breakfast club and our after school club thus providing wrap round care for our children.  If you are interested you can find more information under the "Links" section on our website and have a look at their own ...

  • PTA Summer FayreJune 11th 2016

    Our popular Summer Fayre
    This year's PTA’s Summer Fayre was once again a great success. As always there was a lovely feeling of community - with the St Joseph’s family and local community enjoying the dry weather! Attractions included a bouncy assault course, Littledown Football, face painting, pony rides, stalls, raffles and tombolas as well as performances including karate, zumba ...

  • PTA Mini ‘London Marathon’ FundraiserApril 25th 2016

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    On Monday 25th April, London came to Christchurch as the children took part in their own mini 'London Marathon' and ran around the landmarks of our great capital city in the playground. Our fundraising event created great excitement with the children and every lap earned money that will go towards new playground benches, a replacement “pagoda” for ...

  • AFC Bournemouth Players Open Trim TrailMarch 23rd 2016

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    We were delighted to welcome special guests Matt Ritchie and Adam Federici from Bournemouth Football Club who came along to open our new Trim Trail. The new and improved Trim Trail has been funded by our fantastic PTA along with Sovereign Housing, the Truemark Trust and the Bisgood Trust. Excited pupils (and staff!) saw the ...

  • Summer FayreJune 30th 2015

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    The PTA Summer Fayre was once again a great success. There was a lovely feeling of community - with the St Joseph’s family and local community enjoying the nice weather!  Thank you to everyone who organised, helped on the day, performed in the “arena” and ...

  • Live theatre comes to schoolJune 27th 2014

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    This year’s M and M production “The Jungle Book” was funded by our PTA. The children were treated to an exciting, entertaining and visually brilliant show with amazing puppetry by very professional and talented actors. Some children ...

  • Mr G’s Science ExtravaganzaMay 23rd 2014

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    Thank you to the PTA for funding Mr G’s science extravaganza on Thursday 22nd May 2014. All the children got to see the awe and wonder of science through his amazing tricks. This ...

  • Fabulous Foraged Food EveningNovember 22nd 2013

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    On Tuesday 12th November, a Fabulous Foraged Food Evening was held at school.  We were treated to delicious charcuterie, food demonstrations showcasing locally sourced and foraged ingredients, and even a foraged mushroom auction! ...

  • Golden Gala Summer FayreJuly 5th 2013

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    Miss Buxton writes: The PTA’s Golden Gala Summer Fayre was once again a great success. There was a lovely feeling of community - with the St Joseph’s family and local community enjoying ...