We did it – we earned the Gold!July 20th 2017
We are delighted to announce that St Joseph's has achieved the Gold School Games Mark award for our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2016/17!
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
We look ...
Book Fair 3rd-7th JulyJune 28th 2017
Thank you to all who attended our Book Fair last week. The children were really excited to buy some of their favourite titles and it was a delight to see them eager to go home to read their new books! Hopefully some of those books bought can be used in our school Family Summer Challenge.
We will announce shortly how much was raised at the sale. Thank you again for your support.
Year 6 visit to Avon TyrrellJune 23rd 2017
Year 6 had an incredible 5 days at Avon Tyrrell with wall to wall sunshine and 4 different activities in each full day. Activities included zip wire, kayaking, bushcraft, high ropes, abseiling, adventure course, shelter building , canoeing and orienteering. All the children slept well and enjoyed their accommodation in the lodges with 3 cooked meals a day taken altogether in the dining room of the house. In their spare time they could play football, visit the play park or just sit and chat and of course eat tuck!
It was amazing to see all the children achieving in so many ways, all challenging themselves under the expert guidance of all the Avon Tyrrell instructors. Please see ...
St Joseph’s Art ClubJune 16th 2017
At St Joseph’s we have Art Club every week on Monday and Thursday after school. Each week Daniella helps us learn about one type of art. This may be drawing, painting, watercolours or pastels. We also look at different types of artists including Monet, Van Gogh and modern art. Edward says “she has helped me with my passion for art and she helps the other children learn how to draw and paint. I look forward to going each week and learning new skills.” Edward hopes you enjoy looking at their artwork.
Summer Fayre 2017June 10th 2017
This year's PTA’s Summer Fayre was once again a great success.
As always there was a lovely feeling of community. Attractions included a bouncy castle, face painting, Year 6 stalls, raffles and tombolas as well as performances from our karate club. Thank you to everyone who organised, helped on the day, and came to enjoy the event.
We are pleased to say that over £2,500 was raised!
Sponsored Spell – we raised £1,000May 12th 2017
Our Lenten charity this year was Bamenda, and we chose to raise money by holding a sponsored spell in each class. The Diocese of Portsmouth is twinned with the Catholic Diocese of Bamenda in Cameroon, West Africa, and money raised is spent supporting projects in Bamenda in collaboration with the local communities in areas of faith, health, education and social welfare. The average educational fees for one child is £20 and they also need uniform and materials. With our fundraising efforts, so many more children may have access to education who currently don't.
Our sponsored spell took place on Monday 3rd April and was a huge success. Ducklings also joined in by having a sponsored name write. We chose a ...
Leeson HouseApril 30th 2017
On the 26th April, our Year 5 class set off on their first residential trip to Leeson House. Here is their diary of the trip:
"Our first bit of excitement was whilst we were on the coach. We were all very busy chatting and talking about what we would be doing over the first few days, that we didn’t realise we were about to drive on the chain ferry at Sandbanks to take us over to Purbecks. Some of us had never been on a ferry before! If Miss Thomas hadn’t told us, we would never have known we were even on the ferry as we couldn’t feel it moving at all!
"Once we ...
Easter Resurrection Garden FestivalApril 24th 2017
During the Easter half term we invited all pupils to design and make a miniature Easter Garden. This is something we have done for the past couple of years - so it is now a St Joseph’s custom! We have really enjoyed seeing the results and we've had a lovely selection of Easter Resurrection Gardens which the children seemed to have loved making. Thank you for all your efforts. You are welcome to come along and have a look at them in our Prayer Garden after school.
World Book Day 2017March 3rd 2017
World Book Day at St. Joseph's was a great success! Everyone rose to the challenge of dressing up and we saw some incredible costumes from children and staff!
Throughout the whole week a number of book focused activities were held. The week began with the author M.P. Robertson joining us for the day, beginning with a whole school assembly and then holding workshops with all the classes. He has written many children’s favourites including The Egg and The Great Dragon Rescue. His day began with a wonderful whole school assembly and he then went on to lead drawing workshops with all our children.
World Book day on Thursday saw us all dressed up as favourite book characters. Mr ...
PTA Race NightFebruary 10th 2017
A fantastic night was had by all at the PTA Race Night on February 9th. There was lots of eating, drinking, laughing and shouting (at the horses racing!). Thank you Dee once more for a fabulous evening, to all those who helped on the evening, along with Wayne, of Red Cherry Catering for, once again providing us with a lovely supper. As well as it being a lovely community event an amazing £753 was raised for the school.
If you'd like to get involved with St Joseph's PTA, please speak to your class representative or contact the PTA through the school office.
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