• PTA RACE NIGHT 2018
  • Hearing your child readJanuary 10th 2018

    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. ...

  • AttendanceJanuary 5th 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 ...

  • Summer Fayre 2018January 1st 2018

    Summer Fayre June 2018
    We are looking forward to this year's Summer Fayre which will be held on Friday 8th June. As always this event has a lovely feeling of community.  Attractions in the past have included a bouncy castle, face painting, Year 6 stalls, raffles and tombolas as well as performances from some of our after-school ...

  • After School ClubsJanuary 1st 2018

    After School Clubs
    Our After School Clubs at St. Joseph's range from sports activities to art and languages. To see what activities are on offer, please view our timetable below: AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS SPRING 2018    

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

    AGM PLEASE SHOW SUPPORT
    Every year we hold an AGM (Annual General Meeting) where parents and staff come together to thank the existing PTA and to welcome new members. Everyone is welcome so feel free to come along and be part of our PTA. We still need more helping hands on the PTA so please consider joining, ...

  • Parents’ EveningJanuary 1st 2018

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    We are looking forward to welcoming parents to our Parents' Evening on Tuesday March 20th and Thursday 22nd March. A working partnership between parents and the school ensures the children have the best education we can offer. In the meantime, please click on the link below to read our 10 tips for getting the ...

  • 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 Art ClubNovember 16th 2017

    St Joseph's Art Club
    At St Joseph’s we have Art Club every week on Monday and Thursday after school. Each week Daniella helps us learn about one type of art. This may be drawing, painting, watercolours or pastels. We also look at different types of artists including Monet, Van Gogh and modern art. Edward says “she has ...

  • Year 6 pupils delighted with new books thanks to Christchurch RotaryNovember 5th 2017

    Christchurch Rotary
    Year 6 pupils at St Joseph's were delighted to receive bundles of brand new books thanks to a kind donation of £250 from Christchurch Rotary. The donation was spent buying new books for Year 6 which were hand-picked by the pupils themselves. Many thanks to the Christchurch Rotary Club for their support ...

  • We did it – we earned the Gold!October 20th 2017

    School Games Mark GOLD
      We are delighted to announce that St Joseph's has achieved the Gold School Games Mark award for our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2016/17! The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by ...

  • Hearing your child readJanuary 10th 2018

    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. ...

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

    AGM PLEASE SHOW SUPPORT
    Every year we hold an AGM (Annual General Meeting) where parents and staff come together to thank the existing PTA and to welcome new members. Everyone is welcome so feel free to come along and be part of our PTA. We still need more helping hands on the PTA so please consider joining, ...

  • Parents’ EveningJanuary 1st 2018

    Parents Evening banner
    We are looking forward to welcoming parents to our Parents' Evening on Tuesday March 20th and Thursday 22nd March. A working partnership between parents and the school ensures the children have the best education we can offer. In the meantime, please click on the link below to read our 10 tips for getting the ...

  • 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 Art ClubNovember 16th 2017

    St Joseph's Art Club
    At St Joseph’s we have Art Club every week on Monday and Thursday after school. Each week Daniella helps us learn about one type of art. This may be drawing, painting, watercolours or pastels. We also look at different types of artists including Monet, Van Gogh and modern art. Edward says “she has ...

  • Year 6 pupils delighted with new books thanks to Christchurch RotaryNovember 5th 2017

    Christchurch Rotary
    Year 6 pupils at St Joseph's were delighted to receive bundles of brand new books thanks to a kind donation of £250 from Christchurch Rotary. The donation was spent buying new books for Year 6 which were hand-picked by the pupils themselves. Many thanks to the Christchurch Rotary Club for their support ...

  • We did it – we earned the Gold!October 20th 2017

    School Games Mark GOLD
      We are delighted to announce that St Joseph's has achieved the Gold School Games Mark award for our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2016/17! The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by ...

  • Consultation on Admission Arrangements for 2019-2020October 19th 2017

    Consultation on Admission Arrangements for 2019-2020 (23rd October - 4th December 2017) The Governors of St. Joseph’s School are consulting on admission arrangements for the academic year 2019-2020. The consultation will run for six weeks from 23rd October 2017. Below is the draft policy. Comments on the arrangements should be submitted to the school by the ...

  • Book Fair 3rd-7th JulyJune 28th 2017

    BOOK FAIR JULY 2017
    Thank you to all who attended our Book Fair last week. The children were really excited to buy some of their favourite titles and it was a delight to see them eager to go home to read their new books! We raised £280.75 in commission for the school which will go towards buying new books for ...

  • Year 6 visit to Avon TyrrellJune 23rd 2017

    Year 6 Avon Tyrrell Trip
    Year 6 had an incredible 5 days at Avon Tyrrell with wall to wall sunshine and 4 different activities in each full day.  Activities included zip wire, kayaking, bushcraft, high ropes, abseiling, adventure course, shelter building , canoeing and orienteering.  All the children slept well and enjoyed their accommodation in the lodges with ...

  • Hearing your child readJanuary 10th 2018

    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. ...

  • AttendanceJanuary 5th 2018

    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 ...

  • After School ClubsJanuary 1st 2018

    After School Clubs
    Our After School Clubs at St. Joseph's range from sports activities to art and languages. To see what activities are on offer, please view our timetable below: AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS SPRING 2018    

  • 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 ...

  • ParentMail – school communications with parentsSeptember 10th 2017

    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 a free mobile app on ...

  • Hot School MealsOctober 19th 2016

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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 Winter menu... (click the menu for a larger view) ...

  • 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 ...

  • Safeguarding at St Joseph’sSeptember 1st 2016

    Friendship Bench at St Joseph's
    At Joseph’s we recognise the importance of all our children feeling safe as we recognise this as a condition of being ready to learn. Safeguarding at School Safeguarding at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is given top priority.  All adults in ...

  • Summer Fayre 2018January 1st 2018

    Summer Fayre June 2018
    We are looking forward to this year's Summer Fayre which will be held on Friday 8th June. As always this event has a lovely feeling of community.  Attractions in the past have included a bouncy castle, face painting, Year 6 stalls, raffles and tombolas as well as performances from some of our after-school ...

  • 7 reasons to join our PTASeptember 5th 2017

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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 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

    Mini London Marathon Landmark
    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! ...