Year 6 pupils delighted with new books thanks to Christchurch RotaryNovember 5th 2017
Year 6 pupils at St Joseph's were delighted to receive bundles of brand new books thanks to a kind donation of £250 from Christchurch Rotary. The donation was spent buying new books for Year 6 which were hand-picked by the pupils themselves.
Many thanks to the Christchurch Rotary Club for their support of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School.
Pictured is the President of Christchurch Rotary, David Hancock, Deputy Head Teacher Mr Curran and former Year 6 class teacher Mrs Dunn with Year 6 pupils.
Consultation on Admission Arrangements for 2019-2020October 19th 2017
Consultation on Admission Arrangements for 2019-2020 (23rd October - 4th December 2017)
The Governors of St. Joseph’s School are consulting on admission arrangements for the academic year 2019-2020. The consultation will run for six weeks from 23rd October 2017. Below is the draft policy. Comments on the arrangements should be submitted to the school by the closing date of 4th December 2017.
Admission Policy 2019-2020
What is an AGM?September 22nd 2017
Our AGM (Annual General Meeting) will be held on October 10th at 7.30pm in the school hall. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see some new faces as well as existing PTA members! Please feel free to come along and be part of our PTA. Please see our Q&A below to answer some questions you may have about the AGM. We hope to see you there!
What is an AGM
Parents’ EveningSeptember 20th 2017
We are looking forward to welcoming parents to our Parents' Evening on Tuesday 26th September and Thursday 28th September. A working partnership between parents and the school ensures the children have the best education we can offer. In the meantime, please click on the link below to read our 10 tips for getting the most out of parents' evening:
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!
We raised £280.75 in commission for the school which will go towards buying new books for our School Library. 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.
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 ...