PTA Summer Fayre 2018June 14th 2018
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 ...
Royal Wedding Celebrations at St Joseph’sApril 25th 2018
On Friday 18th May, we joined in the spirit of national celebration for the Royal Wedding by holding our own Party Day at St Joseph’s.
We invited all our children to come dressed in red, white and/or blue. The children enjoyed a range of art and craft activities throughout the day, along with learning about our rich heritage, British Values and some of our national traditions. At lunchtime, we invited all parents to come in and join us with a picnic lunch. The weather was glorious and everyone enjoyed their al fresco lunch!
We will be posting photos of the day shortly so watch this ...
Sponsored BounceMarch 20th 2018
Today the children enjoyed taking part in our PTA Sponsored Bounce! Thank you to everyone who sent in their forms and sponsor money. We are still collecting sponsor money so please send in to the School Office in a sealed envelope marked 'sponsored bounce'. Thank you to all the adults who came to help count the bounces!
We look forward to announcing the total figure raised after Easter.
Parental SurveyMarch 19th 2018
Thank you to everyone who returned their comments in our Parental Survey. One hundred replies were received and the main suggestions that are workable have been added to our school improvement plan.
Please see our summary of results here: Parent survey 2018 Feedback
Curriculum Enrichment Week – Superhero Day – Tuesday 6th MarchMarch 3rd 2018
We are now holding our Superhero dress up day for the children on Tuesday 6th March. As part of our Curriculum Enrichment Week we are inviting the children to come into school dressed as a superhero. This can be an everyday hero such as a policeman, nurse etc. or a superhero of their choice.
This may include an outfit they may already have eg. Superman, Spiderman or a made-up hero such as wearing green clothes and coming as 'Captain Green' or an apron and a wooden spoon and coming as 'Super Chef'! This might reflect an interest of theirs - maybe they are a Brownie or a Cub and they can come in their uniform - or whatever is easier for you. ...
Able mathematicians at Mudeford JuniorsFebruary 23rd 2018
This week some of our younger able mathematicians visited Mudeford Juniors to take part in a Christchurch schools Maths event with six other schools. Finley, Hollie and James had a fun morning solving problems in a timed number chase (they came joint 1st!); found highest and lowest scores with dice; worked out tricky triangle problems; played with Tantrix and pentominoes; and other mathematical and number activities, all of which had rules which they had to follow.
Our children certainly rose to the challenges set and were very competitive. Finley commented: ‘It was fun working as a team and learning that maths can be used in lots of different ways to solve problems. We had a great time.’
School UniformJanuary 30th 2018
All children are requested to wear the school uniform, a decision made in consultation with parents. Apart from the school tie, sweatshirts and jumpers most of the uniform can be bought at any supermarket or department store. QDOS, our school uniform supplier, is able to provide items with the school logo, including the jumper/cardigan, and girls' summer dresses.
Contact details for Mrs Medcraft at QDOS are 01202 434233 or 07971 309826 or emailed at email@example.com
Downloadable order form 2018-2019: Uniform order form 2018-2019
BOYS: School sweatshirt / navy jumper;Grey trousers (long or short); Grey socks; Black/brown/blue shoes (not trainers)
Key stage 1 (Reception – Year ...
ParentMail – school communications with parentsJanuary 10th 2018
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 ...
Adverse weather conditionsDecember 11th 2017
As the weather turns cold, here is a reminder of emergency school closure procedure: If we have to close the school due to poor weather I will inform Heart FM 102.3, (although it can take some time for this information to be broadcast), emailing and texting parents on ParentMail and via Dorset County Council’s Dorsetforyou website where the information will be displayed under ‘Winter Weather’ - closed services - closed schools. The decision to close the school is never an easy one to make but I always try to make the decision as early in the day as is possible. Let’s hope we do not need to use this procedure this winter.
If you do not currently ...
St Joseph’s Art ClubNovember 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.