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  • PTA Quiz NightMarch 11th 2019

    Quiz Night
    Our PTA Quiz Night will be taking place on Friday 22nd March! Entrance at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets are £5 per person which includes food. We invite you to bring your own bottle to enjoy on the night. Get your friends together and come along for a fun night of quizzing, games, food and a raffle prize to be won. Teams can enter with a maximum of 8 people in each team. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • World Book Day 2019March 8th 2019

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    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 ...

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

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    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, ...

  • 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!

  • Annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2018November 21st 2018

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    I would like to thank you for your generous donations towards this appeal which is humbling with so much going on.  We collected 57 shoeboxes which were presented by the children to the FSCI (Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion) on Wednesday 21st November 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 was appreciated by the children who receive them. You can find out more about the charity’s work by visiting their website: www.fscinet.org.   [metaslider id=13239] At St Joseph’s School we regularly support a number of charities. Please see our page Charity Support ...

  • Children in NeedNovember 16th 2018

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    On November 16th 2018, St Joseph’s joined in with the nation and supported Children in Need by asking our pupils to come into school on this day with anything yellow. Children were asked to enhance their school uniform with an additional yellow item of clothing to get into the spirit of Children in Need. Parents and children were very generous and donated on the day and we are pleased to say that we raised £102.85 for this worthwhile cause. At St Joseph’s School we regularly support a number of charities. Please see our page Charity Support to see our most recent activities.

  • Raise money for St Joseph’s PTA while you shop!November 12th 2018

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    As the Christmas countdown begins, please help support St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School PTA - Christchurch by shopping online with easyfundraising! easyfundraising is a great website where you can help our school raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping with over 3,300 big name retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Sainsbury's, eBay, Boden, and M&S. Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you’ and it’s completely free too! We want raise as much as possible so please sign up and help us at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stjosephcpsptachristch