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
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
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 ...
PTA Quiz NightMarch 26th 2019
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
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.
Breakfast and After School ClubFebruary 12th 2019
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
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 ...
We are having a Book Fair!January 15th 2019
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
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, ...
World Book Day 2019January 1st 2019
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!