• 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....

  • School Christmas Card Project FundraiserOctober 17th 2019

    Christmas Card Project 2019
    We are delighted to announce that this year we are once again taking part in the School Christmas Card Project to raise funds for our PTA. The children have created their own lovely artwork for their cards and the order forms have been sent home. Please could you return your order form ...

  • 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 ...

  • Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2019October 16th 2019

    Christmas Box Appeal 2019 image
    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) today when the charity arrived to take these boxes to countries such as Bulgaria and Romania. Thank you again to everyone ...

  • PTA Christmas DiscoOctober 16th 2019

    DISCO BANNER 2019
    The PTA are once again holding a Christmas Disco this year on Thursday 5th December. Our fabulous DJ, Punch Entertainments, will be hosting the disco as usual. KS1 disco will be from 4-5pm and KS2 disco is from 5.15pm-6.45pm. Tickets are £3 and will include a small gift. Tickets will ...

  • After School ClubsSeptember 2nd 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...

  • Day of Reflection at St Joseph’s ChurchJune 24th 2019

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    On Wednesday 19th June, Year 5 and Year 1 spent a day at Church and the Parish Centre for a Day of Reflection. The day started with a few craft activities, including decorating their own prayer cross. This was followed by Mass in Church, where the children joined parishioners. Many parishioners and Fr ...

  • 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 ...

  • Enterprise Week 2019June 20th 2019

    Enterprise Week Banner
    On the week beginning 3rd June we had an Enterprise Week in school. During assembly on Monday, Mr Curran gave each class £40 which had been donated by the PTA. The children were told that with that money, they had to make ...

  • Cool MilkMay 10th 2019

    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 ...

  • Harvest FestivalOctober 18th 2019

    Harvest Festival-min
    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....

  • School Christmas Card Project FundraiserOctober 17th 2019

    Christmas Card Project 2019
    We are delighted to announce that this year we are once again taking part in the School Christmas Card Project to raise funds for our PTA. The children have created their own lovely artwork for their cards and the order forms have been sent home. Please could you return your order form ...

  • 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 ...

  • Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2019October 16th 2019

    Christmas Box Appeal 2019 image
    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) today when the charity arrived to take these boxes to countries such as Bulgaria and Romania. Thank you again to everyone ...

  • PTA Christmas DiscoOctober 16th 2019

    DISCO BANNER 2019
    The PTA are once again holding a Christmas Disco this year on Thursday 5th December. Our fabulous DJ, Punch Entertainments, will be hosting the disco as usual. KS1 disco will be from 4-5pm and KS2 disco is from 5.15pm-6.45pm. Tickets are £3 and will include a small gift. Tickets will ...

  • Day of Reflection at St Joseph’s ChurchJune 24th 2019

    IMG_5979-min
    On Wednesday 19th June, Year 5 and Year 1 spent a day at Church and the Parish Centre for a Day of Reflection. The day started with a few craft activities, including decorating their own prayer cross. This was followed by Mass in Church, where the children joined parishioners. Many parishioners and Fr ...

  • 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 ...

  • Enterprise Week 2019June 20th 2019

    Enterprise Week Banner
    On the week beginning 3rd June we had an Enterprise Week in school. During assembly on Monday, Mr Curran gave each class £40 which had been donated by the PTA. The children were told that with that money, they had to make ...

  • 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 ...

  • World Book Day 2019March 8th 2019

    2019 World Book Day-10
    Our World Book Day on Thursday 7th March was a great success! Thank you to everyone for making such a fantastic effort with costumes. The children all looked wonderful and it was clear that many families went to a lot of time and effort to dress the children up in their favourite ...

  • After School ClubsSeptember 2nd 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...

  • Cool MilkMay 10th 2019

    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 30th 2019

    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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

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

  • 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 ...

  • School Christmas Card Project FundraiserOctober 17th 2019

    Christmas Card Project 2019
    We are delighted to announce that this year we are once again taking part in the School Christmas Card Project to raise funds for our PTA. The children have created their own lovely artwork for their cards and the order forms have been sent home. Please could you return your order form ...

  • PTA Christmas DiscoOctober 16th 2019

    DISCO BANNER 2019
    The PTA are once again holding a Christmas Disco this year on Thursday 5th December. Our fabulous DJ, Punch Entertainments, will be hosting the disco as usual. KS1 disco will be from 4-5pm and KS2 disco is from 5.15pm-6.45pm. Tickets are £3 and will include a small gift. Tickets will ...

  • 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

    Christmas Fayre-42
    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

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...