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  • Harvest FestivalOctober 18th 2019

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    We celebrated harvest throughout the week beginning Monday 14th October and continued with our support for the Christchurch Food Bank which helps many families in the area. Thank you to everyone who donated food - we were able to pass lots of bags to Tracey from the Food Bank who was very appreciative.

  • School Christmas Card Project FundraiserOctober 17th 2019

    Christmas Card Project 2019
    We are delighted to announce that this year we are once again taking part in the School Christmas Card Project to raise funds for our PTA. The children have created their own lovely artwork for their cards and the order forms have been sent home. Please could you return your order form and payment by Friday 25th October. Please hand in to the school office or your child's class teacher. We hope you enjoy seeing your child's artwork!

  • Aldi’s Kit For Schools CompetitionOctober 17th 2019

    Aldi Kit For Schools Competition 2019
    Aldi's Kit for Schools Competition – help us win £20,000 A huge thank you to everyone who handed in an Aldi sticker. We have now reached our goal of 300 stickers and completed the poster! We have sent it back to Aldi to be in with a chance of winning £20,000 for our school. For completing the poster and entering the competition we will receive an exclusive Aldi sports kit. Thank you again for your support.  

  • Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2019October 16th 2019

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    Thank you to everyone who has donated a shoebox for this year’s Christmas Box Appeal. We collected 58 shoeboxes which were presented to the FSCI (Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion) today 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 will be appreciated by the children who receive them. You can find out more about the charity’s work by visiting their website:

  • PTA Christmas DiscoOctober 16th 2019

    The PTA are once again holding a Christmas Disco this year on Thursday 5th December. Our fabulous DJ, Punch Entertainments, will be hosting the disco as usual. KS1 disco will be from 4-5pm and KS2 disco is from 5.15pm-6.45pm. Tickets are £3 and will include a small gift. Tickets will be on sale soon!

  • After School ClubsSeptember 2nd 2019

    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 3-6pm Funtastic Club Fees on the Funtastic website Office: 07591 705862 Email: Monday 3.15-4.15pm Tennis  Sign up online with Christchurch Tennis Find it under Junior Coaching Monday 3.15-4.30pm Karate £25 for 7 weeks Ask the School Office for a registration form Debby Bussell 01202 478017 Monday 3.15-4.30pm Yr 5&6 Football Free Nathan Rickard (St Joseph's TA) Tuesday 3.15-4.30pm Girls' Football (Yrs ...

  • Day of Reflection at St Joseph’s ChurchJune 24th 2019

    On Wednesday 19th June, Year 5 and Year 1 spent a day at Church and the Parish Centre for a Day of Reflection. The day started with a few craft activities, including decorating their own prayer cross. This was followed by Mass in Church, where the children joined parishioners. Many parishioners and Fr John commented on the children's fantastic behaviour and reverence during Mass. Fr John was especially impressed with the spontaneous prayers that Year 5 shared. After Mass, Fr John and Deacon Hugh held a questions and answer session for the children – the children asked some quite challenging questions! The children then spent time exploring Church, answering questions about what they could see and what ...

  • PTA Summer Fayre – we raised over £3200!June 21st 2019

    Thank you Summer Fayre 2019
    Our PTA Summer Fayre last week was once again a great success and we are delighted to announce that together we made over £3,200! As always it was a lovely community event and after a rather wet week we were very lucky with the weather! A big thank you to the PTA and to everyone who helped in the run up to the event and on the day; to all the teachers, the Year 5 choir, Year 3 dancers and our Karate club who performed in the arena; to all the stallholders and parent helpers and to everyone who came to enjoy the event. Your support really did make the Fayre a huge success. We were delighted ...

  • Enterprise Week 2019June 20th 2019

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    On the week beginning 3rd June we had an Enterprise Week in school. During assembly on Monday, Mr Curran gave each class £40 which had been donated by the PTA. The children were told that with that money, they had to make things, which they would be able to sell in school on Friday. The children went back to class and worked hard with their teachers to talk about what product to make, how to make it within a budget and how to sell the product to hopefully make a profit. During this week the children learnt about managing finances, budgeting, advertisement and marketing. At the end of ...

  • 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 ...