• Sponsored BounceMarch 20th 2018

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    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 ...

  • Parental SurveyMarch 19th 2018

    Feedback is a gift
    Thank you to everyone who returned their comments in our Parental Survey. One hundred replies were received and the main suggestions that are workable have been added to our school improvement plan. Please see our summary of results here: Parent survey 2018 Feedback  

  • Superhero Day – Tuesday 6th MarchMarch 3rd 2018

    Superhero Day Tues 6th March
    We are now holding our Superhero dress up day for the children on Tuesday 6th March. As part of our Curriculum Enrichment Week we are inviting the children to come into school dressed as a superhero. This can be an everyday hero such as a policeman, nurse etc. or a superhero of their choice. This may include ...

  • Back to school Monday 5th MarchMarch 3rd 2018

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    Dear Parents, as the snow clears, we look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday 5th March. Please do keep sending in your snowman pictures from the last couple of days for our Snowman Competition! Wishing you a good weekend.

  • School Closed Friday 2nd MarchMarch 1st 2018

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    Following advice from the weather warnings and wishing to ensure you have a good amount of notice I regret to inform you that school will be closed for a second day tomorrow. Race night, Year Two assembly and Superhero day will be postponed. We will let you know in due course of their dates. I apologise for ...

  • School Closed – Thursday 1st MarchMarch 1st 2018

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    Dear Parents, Having just driven to school and seen that there are variations of snow in the area, I have been looking at the forecast which shows continual snow and high winds so I am concerned about how today may unfold. Therefore, I have taken the decision to close the school today and will be reviewing ...

  • Able mathematicians at Mudeford JuniorsFebruary 23rd 2018

    This week some of our younger able mathematicians visited Mudeford Juniors to take part in a Christchurch schools Maths event with six other schools. Finley, Hollie and James had a fun morning solving problems in a timed number chase (they came joint 1st!); found highest and lowest scores with dice; worked out tricky triangle problems; ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Parental SurveyMarch 19th 2018

    Feedback is a gift
    Thank you to everyone who returned their comments in our Parental Survey. One hundred replies were received and the main suggestions that are workable have been added to our school improvement plan. Please see our summary of results here: Parent survey 2018 Feedback  

  • Superhero Day – Tuesday 6th MarchMarch 3rd 2018

    Superhero Day Tues 6th March
    We are now holding our Superhero dress up day for the children on Tuesday 6th March. As part of our Curriculum Enrichment Week we are inviting the children to come into school dressed as a superhero. This can be an everyday hero such as a policeman, nurse etc. or a superhero of their choice. This may include ...

  • Back to school Monday 5th MarchMarch 3rd 2018

    St-Josephs-Catholic-Primary-School
    Dear Parents, as the snow clears, we look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday 5th March. Please do keep sending in your snowman pictures from the last couple of days for our Snowman Competition! Wishing you a good weekend.

  • School Closed Friday 2nd MarchMarch 1st 2018

    snow-3148827_1920
    Following advice from the weather warnings and wishing to ensure you have a good amount of notice I regret to inform you that school will be closed for a second day tomorrow. Race night, Year Two assembly and Superhero day will be postponed. We will let you know in due course of their dates. I apologise for ...

  • School Closed – Thursday 1st MarchMarch 1st 2018

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    Dear Parents, Having just driven to school and seen that there are variations of snow in the area, I have been looking at the forecast which shows continual snow and high winds so I am concerned about how today may unfold. Therefore, I have taken the decision to close the school today and will be reviewing ...

  • Able mathematicians at Mudeford JuniorsFebruary 23rd 2018

    This week some of our younger able mathematicians visited Mudeford Juniors to take part in a Christchurch schools Maths event with six other schools. Finley, Hollie and James had a fun morning solving problems in a timed number chase (they came joint 1st!); found highest and lowest scores with dice; worked out tricky triangle problems; ...

  • 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

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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: DAY OF THE WEEK CLUB COST CONTACT All week ongoing Bright Sparks Contact Bright Spark...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

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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 ...