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  • 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

  • ParentMail – school communications with parentsSeptember 10th 2017

    Communicating with parents is an important part of what we do, making sure you get the correct information about activities, events and things that really matter is something we care about. St Joseph's uses ParentMail, which is beneficial to you because you can: - Use a free mobile app on Android and iOS to pick up school messages instantly. - Pay for school trips, fundraisers, and school items in just a few taps. - Give consent for trips, clubs and activities at school. Registering with ParentMail is very easy! The school sends out a user registration to your given email address and then you are connected! Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with the Information Commissioner and guarantees ...

  • 7 reasons to join our PTASeptember 5th 2017

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    Being part of the PTA is a very rewarding experience and can make such a difference in your child's school life. We have a very hard-working team of PTA members but we do need more helping hands, so please do consider joining, even if for just a few hours. We love to see new members and being part of the PTA often produces many long-lasting friendships. Please see our poster below for more reasons to join our PTA!

  • 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 Avon Tyrrell Trip
    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 ...

  • Sponsored Spell – we raised £1,000May 12th 2017

    St Joseph's Sponsored Spell
    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

    Leeson House 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: [metaslider id=8423] "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

    Easter Miniature Garden
    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 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

    PTA Race Night Fundraiser
    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. [metaslider id=7978] 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. Please email