A warm welcome to St Joseph’s School PTA


Our mission: “Enriching our children’s school lives through fundraising.”


Quiz Night 2019


Quiz Night


Thank you to everyone who came to our PTA Quiz Night on Friday 22nd March! It was a great success and a fantastic night was had by all who attended. Thank you to the PTA who arranged the event, to Mr Curran and Miss Fox who hosted the event and to everyone who came on the night, helped or donated prizes.

We would like to thank Papa John’s Christchurch for donating our pizza supper which was delicious! Thank you also to Ringwood BreweryThe Dancing Moose and Hoburne Dental Practice for donating amazing prizes for our hamper! Thank you to everyone who donated prizes as well as your time helping set up and tidy away! A particular thank you goes to the hardworking PTA for organising a fabulous evening, to all those who helped on the evening and those who helped but were unable to attend. As well as it being a lovely community event, an impressive £356 was raised which goes towards making a difference to enrich our children’s school experience


Christmas Fayre 2018




Thank you to everyone who came along to support our PTA Christmas Fayre – it was a great success!

It was a great family event with a magical Santa’s Grotto which was a real hit with the kids, and a Secret Santa Room where children could secretly buy and wrap a present for their loved ones – the children really loved this too! We had a great selection of gift and craft stalls including Tropic Skincare, The Book People, Flamingo Paperie cards, designer perfume with Sorelle, hand knitted items from Crafty Wools, handmade bows with Emily Lockyer and locally made honey from beekeeper Johanna Mills. We had tombolas, homemade cakes, biscuit decorating, glitter tattoos with Sparkle Art Face Painting and Christmas garlands with Ericka Golding. The playground was filled with real Nordmann Fir Christmas trees thanks to Christmas Trees Direct and we served refreshments all evening thanks to generous donations from Papa John’s Pizza in Christchurch, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Warburtons.

Our Christmas raffle was a huge success and raffle winners were delighted with their prizes. Raffle prizes were very kindly donated by The Jetty; Hoburne Brasserie 1912 restaurant, Tropic Skincare, Longdown Activity Farm, Farmer Palmer’s, the Regent Centre, Swanage Railway, BH Live, Lifestyle Active, Moors Valley, Beauty Rediscovered, Monkey Madness, Beales and Marks and Spencer.

Thank you to our very hardworking PTA who devoted a lot of their time to make this a fantastic event; to our St Joseph’s families who donated generously, gave their time to work with the children and helped on the night; and to the children who worked hard making decorations for the event. Thanks also to Stewarts Garden Centre and John Cribb for donating decorations and lights.

We raised an amazing £1,672 which will be used to enrich our children’s school journey. We hope you enjoy the pictures of our event.


PTA Book Fair 2018



Thank you to all who helped with the Book Fair. The event was a great success and everyone enjoyed choosing their books from The Book People bookcases. We raised over £937 from the sale which has earned the school over £234 in commission to spend on our school library.



PTA Summer Fayre 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 the school life for our children.


Sponsored Bounce 2018




Well done to all our bouncy children who took part in the PTA fundraising. We raised £1,372 some of which I’ve already spent on crafts and party bits for our Royal Wedding Day. Thank you for making the difference.


PTA Race Night 2017


PTA Race Night 2017


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.






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There are no catches or hidden charges and our PTA will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

Reasons to join our PTA


7 Reasons to join the PTA

Meet our PTA…


St. Joseph’s Parent and Teachers Association is made up of a committee of 15 elected people. The positions are: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary. We have 8 class representatives (one in each class year), 2 teacher representatives and our President is Headteacher Miss Buxton.

St Joseph’s School Association, Headteacher’s Report AGM – October 2017 PTA President’s Report 2016-2017


What does the PTA do?


We help to raise money for the little extras and luxuries for the children by holding fantastic fundraising events. The money raised has so far helped us to purchase our new improved Trim Trail in the playground, a projector, PA system, our website design, play equipment for Foundation Stage and KS1, digital cameras, a friendship bench, lunchtime play equipment for the whole school and equipment for the kitchen. Our superb events include BBQs, shopping and food evenings, our hugely popular Summer Fayre, Christmas events, raffles cake sales and parties. Take a look at some of our latest PTA events.


Who can attend meetings?


Everyone who has a link with St. Joseph’s school is welcome to the PTA meetings including parents past and present, grandparents, teachers, governors, and St. Joseph’s congregation. We welcome any support from parents who would like to get involved. Every little contribution helps even if it is just a few hours volunteering at an event, baking a cake, donating items for our stalls or coming to a PTA meeting.


 When and where are the meetings?


We hold the meetings once a month in the school hall at 7pm, and if you can’t join us in the evenings we hold afternoon meetings – toddlers welcome! There is usually tea, coffee, biscuits and, if you’re lucky, a cake!


How to get involved…


Come and join us at a meeting or speak with your class rep. Any offers of help or new ideas are always welcome. Even a few hours selling tickets or serving teas is more than helpful. Your PTA needs you – remember it’s for the children. To contact the PTA please email


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