AttendanceFebruary 4th 2020
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 readJanuary 23rd 2020
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, ...
Letter-join handwriting schemeJanuary 23rd 2020
At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we are very proud of our pupils’ handwriting and take particular care in our cursive/joined-up handwriting style. This is progressive throughout the school and covers the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum. Handwriting is a basic skill that influences the quality of work throughout the curriculum. At the end of Key Stage 2 all pupils should have the ability to produce fluent, legible and, eventually, speedy joined-up handwriting, and to understand the different forms of handwriting used for different purposes.
We aim for our pupils to develop a neat, legible, speedy handwriting style using continuous cursive letters that leads to producing letters and words automatically in ...
Hot School MealsJanuary 3rd 2020
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 Winter 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 to verify the ...
Cool MilkJanuary 2nd 2020
Our school milk scheme
Did you know our school has a school milk scheme?
By registering your child for our school milk scheme theywill receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom every day.
“How much does it cost?”
Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older.
“Why should I register my child?”
School milk provides your child with essential nutrients such as calcium and protein, for strong, healthy teeth and bones. It is also rehydrating ...
School UniformJanuary 1st 2020
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 2019-2020: School Uniform Order Form 2019-2020
Parents should ensure that children adhere strictly to school uniform policy. NB. shoes, not trainers, should be worn in school. ...
After School ClubsDecember 30th 2019
Our After School Clubs at St. Joseph's provide a wide range of sports activities. To see what activities are on offer, please view our timetable below:
DAY OF THE WEEK
Monday - Friday
Fees on the Funtastic website www.funtastic101.co.uk
Office: 07591 705862
Sign up online with Christchurch Tennis
Find it under Junior Coaching
£25 for 7 weeks
Ask the School Office for a registration form
Yr 5&6 Football
Nathan Rickard (St Joseph's TA)
Girls' Football (Yrs ...
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 mission statementSeptember 20th 2016
St Joseph's Mission Statement