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  • 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  

  • Poppy AppealNovember 12th 2018

    Remebrance Poppy Appeal
    Every year we sell poppies in school to aid the work of the Royal British Legion and our Year 6 class take it in turns to sell poppies, friendship bracelets, rulers, wrist bands and reflectors to the rest of the school in their break times during the school day. As always we held a small remembrance service with the children where we remember those who have died for their country and pray for peace. We are delighted to say that during November 2018 we raised £210.66 as a school which went towards the collective total of £35,240 in the area of Highcliffe. At St ...

  • Our school family – parents and teachers working togetherOctober 1st 2018

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    Thank you to everyone who came to our AGM on 9th October to support our PTA. We voted in our new Chair, Treasurer and Secretary, which have been taken as joint roles this year. We also voted in our Class Representatives and planned future events including our PTA Christmas Fayre which will take place on Friday 30th November. We always need more helping hands on the PTA so please consider coming along to meetings and helping at events, even if you can only give a few hours of your time. The PTA is an important part of our school and helps to enrich your child's school experience. What is an AGM 2018...

  • AttendanceSeptember 4th 2018

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    At St Joseph’s we take attendance very seriously and we expect every child to reach at least 95%, which is the national average. We are determined to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to achieve success and have an excellent record of attendance. Good school attendance improves a young person's chance at success in life. If your child is late: The school doors open at 8.45am and all children should be in class by 8.55am in time for register. If your child is late please report to the school office to sign them in so they can be marked in the class register. Reporting an absence: Please make sure that you telephone ...

  • Active Summer ChallengeSeptember 3rd 2018

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    We hope all our children had a fun and active summer and enjoyed completing our Active Summer Challenge booklet! Thank you to everyone who has already handed in their Active Summer Challenge booklets. We look forward to receiving the rest by the end of the week when we will display the booklets and organise awards for those showing particular enthusiasm for the project! If you need to download the Active Summer Challenge Booklet, click on the pdf below and print out for you to complete: St Joseph's Active Summer Challenge Booklet 2018

  • Hot School MealsSeptember 3rd 2018

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    At St Joseph’s our hot school meals are provided by Chartwells. All ordering is done online via their website – follow the links below to see the current menu and register your child. This is our current Autumn/Winter 2018 menu: (click the picture for a larger view) Click here to register and order meals online Click here to see the current menu online Free School Meals If your child is entitled to Free School Meals you need to indicate when registering. Before you can go on and order meals for your child however Chartwells will have ...

  • 7 reasons to join our PTASeptember 1st 2018

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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!

  • PTA Summer Fayre 2018June 14th 2018

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    The PTA's Summer Fayre was once again a great success - even with it being held on an evening and was technically remaining a downscaled affair. As always there was a lovely feeling of community - with the St Joseph’s family and local community enjoying the super weather. Thank you to everyone who organised the fayre, helped on the day, performed in the “arena” and came to enjoy the event. We are pleased to say that £2,945 was raised! Well done everyone! If you enjoyed the event please do consider joining our PTA as we do need more volunteers and helping hands to be able to put on events such as this, raising money for our school and enriching ...