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  • Cool MilkMay 10th 2019

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    Our school milk scheme Did you know our school has a school milk scheme?  By registering your child for our school milk scheme theywill receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom every day. “How much does it cost?” Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older. “Why should I register my child?” School milk provides your child with essential nutrients such as calcium and protein, for strong, healthy teeth and bones. It is also rehydrating ...

  • PTA Quiz NightMarch 26th 2019

    Quiz Night
    Thank you to everyone who came to our PTA Quiz Night on Friday 22nd March! It was a great success and a fantastic night was had by all who attended. Thank you to the PTA who arranged the event, to Mr Curran and Miss Fox who hosted the event and to everyone who came on the night, helped or donated prizes. We would like to thank Papa John’s Christchurch for donating our pizza supper which was delicious! Thank you also to Ringwood Brewery, The Dancing Moose and Hoburne Dental Practice for donating amazing prizes for our hamper! Thank you to everyone who donated prizes as well as your time helping set up and tidy away! A particular ...

  • World Book Day 2019March 8th 2019

    2019 World Book Day-10
    Our World Book Day on Thursday 7th March was a great success! Thank you to everyone for making such a fantastic effort with costumes. The children all looked wonderful and it was clear that many families went to a lot of time and effort to dress the children up in their favourite book character. The children also enjoyed some extra activities in their classes linked to World Book Day so everyone had lots of fun! Please enjoy looking through our photos below. [metaslider id=14005]  

  • Breakfast and After School ClubFebruary 12th 2019

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    From Monday 4th March 2019, 'Funtastic Club' will be taking over our breakfast and after school club provision. We are delighted to be welcoming 'Funtastic Club' to St Joseph's. You can find out more about Funtastic Club on their website: www.funtastic101.co.uk or on our school website here.

  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2019February 6th 2019

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    St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School was represented by Mr Curran and the four House captains from Year 6 at the Holocaust Memorial Day 2019. The memorial ceremony was held at the Captains Club, before a wreath was laid at the Holocaust Memorial on Christchurch Quay. Reverend Canon Charles Stewart, from the Christchurch Priory, alongside Rabbi Michaels from the Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation led the memorial ceremony. The ceremony was attended by local residents and school children from our school as well as, Christchurch Priory School, Christchurch Junior School, Highcliffe St Mark School and Burton Primary School. This year’s theme- “Torn from Home” was marked with a series of moving speeches by local residents whose families were affected by ...

  • School UniformJanuary 30th 2019

    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 details for Mrs Medcraft at QDOS are 01202 434233 or 07971 309826 or emailed at  enquiries@qdosclothing.co.uk Downloadable order form 2018-2019: Uniform order form 2018-2019 Parents should ensure that children adhere strictly to school uniform policy. NB. shoes, not trainers, should be worn in school. They ...

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

    Book-Fairs
    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

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    Our After School Clubs at St. Joseph's provide a wide range of sports activities. To see what activities are on offer, please view our timetable below: DAY OF THE WEEK CLUB COST CONTACT Monday - Friday Funtastic Club Contact Funtastic Club Office: 07591 705862 Email: funtastic101@hotmail.co.uk 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 Frank Hunt 07957 439091...

  • World Book Day 2019January 1st 2019

    World Book Day save the date
    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!