AttendanceMay 1st 2018
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 ...
Hearing your child readApril 30th 2018
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, ...
Hot School MealsMarch 19th 2018
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 Summer 2018 menu: (click the picture for a larger view)
Summer Hot Menu 2018
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 ...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2): ...
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 ...
After School ClubsJanuary 1st 2018
Our After School Clubs at St. Joseph's range from sports activities to art and languages. To see what activities are on offer, please view our timetable below:
DAY OF THE WEEK
All week ongoing
Contact Bright Sparks
Clare 07870 167769
Yr 5&6 Netball
Christchurch Tennis Facility
Yr 5&6 Football
Nathan Rickard (St Joseph's TA)
Daniela's Art Club (Yrs 3-6)
£5 per session
Daniela via the school office
Girls' Football (Yrs 3-6)
£3 per session...
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 mission statementSeptember 20th 2016
St Joseph's Mission Statement
HomeworkSeptember 7th 2016
Yr 1, Mrs Smith: Home learning will comprise of weekly reading and maths based activities. There will also occasionally be topic based home learning. Home learning folders will go home on a Thursday and should return to school by the following Tuesday.
Yr 2, Mrs Corallo and Mrs Nicolet: Homework will be regularly set on Thursday for completion on the following Tuesday. It will consist of spelling practice and either a Numeracy or a Literacy activity, or sometimes it will be topic based.
Yr 3, Mrs Dayantis and Mrs Walls: The children will bring home either a Numeracy or Literacy activity on Fridays, which is to be returned to school by the following Wednesday. They will have a home-learning book ...
Parent InformationSeptember 1st 2016
Welcome to the St Joseph's School's website!
Please use the links below to navigate around:
Have a look at your child's class page - there's up to date information about the curriculum plus you can also check out what they have been up to!
For the Ducklings (Reception) Class click here: Ducklings
For the Year 1 Class click here: Year 1
For the Year 2 Class click here: Year 2
For the Year 3 Class click here: Year 3
For the Year 4 Class click here: Year 4
For the Year 5 Class click here: Year 5
For the Year ...