Raise money for St Joseph’s PTA while you shop!November 12th 2018
As the Christmas countdown begins, please help support St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School PTA - Christchurch by shopping online with easyfundraising!
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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
PTA Christmas Fayre – Friday November 30thNovember 6th 2018
We are delighted to announce our PTA Family Christmas Fayre which will be held on Friday November 30th. The event will include craft and gift stalls, Santa's Grotto, real Christmas trees for sale, Christmas wreaths, homemade cakes, mince pies, mulled wine and a Secret Santa room where children can buy and wrap gifts for their loved ones. This will be a special evening with music, carol singing, food, games and unique gifts. Entrance 50p.
Our school family – parents and teachers working togetherOctober 1st 2018
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
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
Monday - Friday
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)
Girls' Football (Yrs 3-6)
£3 per session
Frank Hunt ...
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.