Parents’ EveningSeptember 18th 2018
We are looking forward to welcoming parents to our Parents' Evening on Tuesday 2nd October and Thursday 4th October. 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 most out of parents' evening:
AttendanceSeptember 4th 2018
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 at success in life.
If your child is late:
The school doors open at 8.45am and all children should be in class by 8.55am in time for register. If your child is late please report to the school office to sign them in so they can be marked in the class register.
Reporting an absence:
Please make sure that you telephone ...
Hearing your child readSeptember 3rd 2018
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. Say tricky words that children will have to read, e.g. “Look at that big tortoise in the picture”. This will help children later.
* Whilst reading, if your child gets stuck, try these methods:
Sound out words phonetically: c-a-t = cat,
sh-o-t = shot, h-oo-d = hood, l-ou-d = loud,
r-ou-n-d = round, p-r-ou-d = proud;
Use the pictures as prompts for tricky words;
Encourage your child to read in context, ...
Active Summer ChallengeSeptember 3rd 2018
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 organise awards for those showing particular enthusiasm for the project!
If you need to download the Active Summer Challenge Booklet, click on the pdf below and print out for you to complete:
St Joseph's Active Summer Challenge Booklet 2018
Hot School MealsSeptember 3rd 2018
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)
Click here to register and order meals online
Click here to see the current menu online
Free School Meals
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals you need to indicate when registering. Before you can go on and order meals for your child however Chartwells will have ...
After School ClubsSeptember 1st 2018
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
All week ongoing
Contact Bright Sparks
Clare 07870 167769
Yr 5&6 Netball
Christchurch Tennis Facility
£20 for block of 6 sessions
Yr 5&6 Football
Nathan Rickard (St Joseph's TA)
Daniela's Art Club (Yrs 3-6)
£5 per session
7 reasons to join our PTASeptember 1st 2018
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 members and being part of the PTA often produces many long-lasting friendships. Please see our poster below for more reasons to join our PTA!
Thank you for supporting our Book FairJune 15th 2018
Thank you to everyone who has supported us with the Book Fair.
I hope the children enjoy their new books and it looks like we’ve raised a nice amount towards buying new books for our library.
PTA Summer Fayre 2018June 14th 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 organised the fayre, helped on the day, performed in the “arena” and came to enjoy the event.
We are pleased to say that £2,945 was raised! Well done everyone! If you enjoyed the event please do consider joining our PTA as we do need more volunteers and helping hands to be able to put on events such as this, raising money for our school and enriching ...
Royal Wedding Celebrations at St Joseph’sApril 25th 2018
On Friday 18th May, we joined in the spirit of national celebration for the Royal Wedding by holding our own Party Day at St Joseph’s.
We invited all our children to come dressed in red, white and/or blue. The children enjoyed a range of art and craft activities throughout the day, along with learning about our rich heritage, British Values and some of our national traditions. At lunchtime, we invited all parents to come in and join us with a picnic lunch. The weather was glorious and everyone enjoyed their al fresco lunch!
We will be posting photos of the day shortly so watch this ...