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

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    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 new favourites, fun-filled activity books to the best in kids' fiction. Plus there will be an extensive range of books, gifts, toys and stationery for parents and other family members too. And for every book you buy the school receives commission towards buying books for our own school library. The Book Fair will be held in the school hall each night on this week from ...

  • 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. 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, ...

  • 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 Bright Sparks 01202 601841 Clare 07870 167769 Monday 3.15-4pm Yr 5&6 Netball Free Rachel Cocking Christchurch Tennis Facility 07805 399453 Monday 3.15-4.30pm Karate £20 for block of 6 sessions Debby Bussell 01202 478017 Monday 3.15-4.30pm Yr 5&6 Football Free Nathan Rickard (St Joseph's TA) Tuesday 3.15-4.45pm Girls' Football (Yrs 3-6) £3 per session...

  • World Book Day 2019January 1st 2019

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    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 for their loved ones - the children really loved this too! We had a great selection of gift and craft stalls including Tropic Skincare, The Book People, Flamingo Paperie cards, designer perfume with Sorelle, hand knitted items from Crafty Wools, handmade bows with Emily Lockyer and locally made honey from beekeeper Johanna Mills. We had tombolas, homemade cakes, biscuit decorating, glitter tattoos with Sparkle Art Face Painting ...

  • 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 countries such as Bulgaria and Romania. Thank you again to everyone who brought in a shoebox – it was appreciated by the children who receive them. You can find out more about the charity’s work by visiting their website: www.fscinet.org.   [metaslider id=13239] At St Joseph’s School we regularly support a number of charities. Please see our page Charity Support ...

  • 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 and children were very generous and donated on the day and we are pleased to say that we raised £102.85 for this worthwhile cause. At St Joseph’s School we regularly support a number of charities. Please see our page Charity Support to see our most recent activities.

  • 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 Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Sainsbury's, eBay, Boden, and M&S. Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you’ and it’s completely free too! We want raise as much as possible so please sign up and help us at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stjosephcpsptachristch  

  • 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 a small remembrance service with the children where we remember those who have died for their country and pray for peace. We are delighted to say that during November 2018 we raised £210.66 as a school which went towards the collective total of £35,240 in the area of Highcliffe. At St ...

  • 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 take place on Friday 30th November. We always need more helping hands on the PTA so please consider coming along to meetings and helping at events, even if you can only give a few hours of your time. The PTA is an important part of our school and helps to enrich your child's school experience. What is an AGM 2018...