• We are having a Book Fair!January 15th 2019

    Book-Fairs
    We are delighted to announce that we are having a Book Fair with The Book People on Monday July 1st - Friday July 5th 2019. As always there will be a fantastic selection of books for your to buy with over 150 of the latest and greatest children's books from modern classics to ...

  • Hearing your child readJanuary 3rd 2019

    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. ...

  • After School ClubsJanuary 1st 2019

    After School Clubs
    Our After School Clubs at St. Joseph's provide a wide range of sports activities and a new music club. To see what activities are on offer, please view our timetable below: DAY OF THE WEEK CLUB COST CONTACT Monday - Friday Bright Sparks Contact ...

  • World Book Day 2019January 1st 2019

    World Book Day save the date
    At St Joseph's we celebrate World Book Day on alternate years.  This year we will be inviting children to come dressed as their favourite book character on Thursday 7th March. We look forward to seeing the children in all their wonderful costumes!...

  • 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 ...

  • Annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2018November 21st 2018

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    I would like to thank you for your generous donations towards this appeal which is humbling with so much going on.  We collected 57 shoeboxes which were presented by the children to the FSCI (Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion) on Wednesday 21st November when the charity arrived to take these boxes to ...

  • Children in NeedNovember 16th 2018

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    On November 16th 2018, St Joseph’s joined in with the nation and supported Children in Need by asking our pupils to come into school on this day with anything yellow. Children were asked to enhance their school uniform with an additional yellow item of clothing to get into the spirit of Children in Need. Parents ...

  • Raise money for St Joseph’s PTA while you shop!November 12th 2018

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    As the Christmas countdown begins, please help support St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School PTA - Christchurch by shopping online with easyfundraising! easyfundraising is a great website where you can help our school raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping with over 3,300 big name retailers like ...

  • Poppy AppealNovember 12th 2018

    Remebrance Poppy Appeal
    Every year we sell poppies in school to aid the work of the Royal British Legion and our Year 6 class take it in turns to sell poppies, friendship bracelets, rulers, wrist bands and reflectors to the rest of the school in their break times during the school day. As always we held ...

  • Our school family – parents and teachers working togetherOctober 1st 2018

    PTA AGM St Joseph's
    Thank you to everyone who came to our AGM on 9th October to support our PTA. We voted in our new Chair, Treasurer and Secretary, which have been taken as joint roles this year. We also voted in our Class Representatives and planned future events including our PTA Christmas Fayre which will ...

  • We are having a Book Fair!January 15th 2019

    Book-Fairs
    We are delighted to announce that we are having a Book Fair with The Book People on Monday July 1st - Friday July 5th 2019. As always there will be a fantastic selection of books for your to buy with over 150 of the latest and greatest children's books from modern classics to ...

  • Hearing your child readJanuary 3rd 2019

    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. ...

  • World Book Day 2019January 1st 2019

    World Book Day save the date
    At St Joseph's we celebrate World Book Day on alternate years.  This year we will be inviting children to come dressed as their favourite book character on Thursday 7th March. We look forward to seeing the children in all their wonderful costumes!...

  • Annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2018November 21st 2018

    Christmas Shoebox Appeal-5
    I would like to thank you for your generous donations towards this appeal which is humbling with so much going on.  We collected 57 shoeboxes which were presented by the children to the FSCI (Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion) on Wednesday 21st November when the charity arrived to take these boxes to ...

  • Children in NeedNovember 16th 2018

    Children in Need logo
    On November 16th 2018, St Joseph’s joined in with the nation and supported Children in Need by asking our pupils to come into school on this day with anything yellow. Children were asked to enhance their school uniform with an additional yellow item of clothing to get into the spirit of Children in Need. Parents ...

  • Raise money for St Joseph’s PTA while you shop!November 12th 2018

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    As the Christmas countdown begins, please help support St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School PTA - Christchurch by shopping online with easyfundraising! easyfundraising is a great website where you can help our school raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping with over 3,300 big name retailers like ...

  • Poppy AppealNovember 12th 2018

    Remebrance Poppy Appeal
    Every year we sell poppies in school to aid the work of the Royal British Legion and our Year 6 class take it in turns to sell poppies, friendship bracelets, rulers, wrist bands and reflectors to the rest of the school in their break times during the school day. As always we held ...

  • Our school family – parents and teachers working togetherOctober 1st 2018

    PTA AGM St Joseph's
    Thank you to everyone who came to our AGM on 9th October to support our PTA. We voted in our new Chair, Treasurer and Secretary, which have been taken as joint roles this year. We also voted in our Class Representatives and planned future events including our PTA Christmas Fayre which will ...

  • Active Summer ChallengeSeptember 3rd 2018

    Active Summer Challenge
    We hope all our children had a fun and active summer and enjoyed completing our Active Summer Challenge booklet! Thank you to everyone who has already handed in their Active Summer Challenge booklets. We look forward to receiving the rest by the end of the week when we will display the booklets and ...

  • PTA Summer Fayre 2018June 14th 2018

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    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 ...

  • Hearing your child readJanuary 3rd 2019

    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. ...

  • After School ClubsJanuary 1st 2019

    After School Clubs
    Our After School Clubs at St. Joseph's provide a wide range of sports activities and a new music club. To see what activities are on offer, please view our timetable below: DAY OF THE WEEK CLUB COST CONTACT Monday - Friday Bright Sparks Contact ...

  • AttendanceSeptember 4th 2018

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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 ...

  • Hot School MealsSeptember 3rd 2018

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    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 Autumn/Winter 2018 menu: (click the picture for a larger view) ...

  • School UniformJanuary 30th 2018

    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 ...

  • 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

  • HomeworkSeptember 7th 2016

    Homework
    HOMEWORK   Yr 1, Mrs Smith: Home learning will comprise of weekly reading and maths based activities. There will also occasionally be topic based home learning. Home learning folders will go home on a Thursday and should return to school by the following Tuesday. Yr 2, Mrs Corallo and Mrs Nicolet: Homework will be regularly set ...

  • Parent InformationSeptember 1st 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 plus you can also check out what they have been ...

  • 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 ...

  • Raise money for St Joseph’s PTA while you shop!November 12th 2018

    EF-Banner-300x250
    As the Christmas countdown begins, please help support St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School PTA - Christchurch by shopping online with easyfundraising! easyfundraising is a great website where you can help our school raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping with over 3,300 big name retailers like ...

  • 7 reasons to join our PTASeptember 1st 2018

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    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

    Sponsored bounce
    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 ...

  • PTA Race NightFebruary 10th 2017

    PTA Race Night Fundraiser
    A fantastic night was had by all at the PTA Race Night on February 9th. There was lots of eating, drinking, laughing and shouting (at the horses racing!). Thank you Dee once more for a fabulous evening, to all those who helped on the evening, along with Wayne, of Red Cherry Catering for, ...

  • PTA Summer Fayre 2016June 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 ...

  • 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 ...