Sports Day 2017

May 17th, 2017 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | Sports - (0 Comments)

The sun shone for St Joseph’s Sports Day 2017 which was held for the first time at Exeter Arena Athletics track, the same venue used for the ISA South West Athletics competition.

This new venue enabled both Junior and Senior Sports Day to run on the same day, more runners to participate per race, field events to run simultaneously with track events and the discus and triple jump events being able to run for the first time for senior school pupils.  There was a fantastic supportive atmosphere between the different year groups as well as creating role models for the juniors to aspire to as they move up through the school.  There was also fantastic support from spectating parents.  The level of competition was extremely impressive and pupils were very enthusiastic to take part in as many events possible to win vital points for their houses.  Performances were inspired, with an impressive total of 8 previous school records broken and the juniors now have school records in place that they will also be aiming to break in future years.   Please see the document links below for a full list of school records including the new 2017 junior records.

The PE department would like to thank all staff who made this day possible including the bus drivers, kitchen staff, staff who remained at school and all the staff at the event on the day. 

A special congratulations to Senior Trerice House and Junior St Catherine’s House who won the competition overall. The only disappointment of the day was the performance of the staff relay team, who were beaten by two of the pupil teams!



National Children’s Choir

May 15th, 2017 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Music | News | Updates - (0 Comments)

Fallon Gillies (Year 7) and Maddie Marsh (Year 8) are in their second year at the National Children’s Choir and both received a promotion during their Easter 2017 course. Fallon to the Blue Choir and Maddie to the Green Choir (the advanced junior choir). They spent a week of their Easter break on a residential in Shrewsbury School with a full programme of choir singing, musicianship and individual lessons. Next Summer they have the opportunity of going to China on a choir tour which they are both very excited about.

Auditions for places at the NCCGB usually take place in the Autumn in various locations around Britain. for details.

Open Day 23rd June 2017

May 9th, 2017 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

A lovely first meeting of the Chess Club here as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award. Well done to Year 10, looking forward to more meeetings, and hopefully more sunshine, soon.