East Cornwall Bach Choir

December 4th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

On Saturday 14th December, 3 of our wonderful singers will be singing at Bodmin Church to support the East Cornwall Bach Choir’s performance of St Nicolas by Benjamin Britten.  Joshua will be singing the part of the young boy, and Hollie and Tabatha will be joining him with the part of “pickled boys” in the same movement.  We wish them all of the best for their performance.  If anyone would like to purchase tickets, please click on the following link:  https://www.ents24.com/bodmin-events/st-petrocs-church-1/east-cornwall-bach-choir/5863273

Sharing Christmas with Germany

December 4th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

Our German classes have been writing Christmas cards to send to their German partner students. They are also preparing a Christmas parcel to send over, full of British Christmas traditions, including Christmas crackers, a wonderful hand decorated Santa plate, decorations and a chocolate orange!

Today our Pre-Prep children are spending the day at Lanhydrock House to find out about a Victorian Christmas. Here they are arriving this morning in the winter sunshine! Have a great day Reception, Year 1 and Year 2! 

A huge well done to all the St Joseph’s pupils who competed at the prestigious ISA National Swimming Championships in London on Saturday 30th November 2019. All those who represented the school at the inspiring setting of the London Aquatic Centre, home of the 2012 London Olympic swimming competition, had won through the ISA South West qualifiers. It was wonderful that seven St Joseph’s pupils travelled to the Olympic Pool to participate.

Just representing the school, and the South West, is a real honour and an accomplishment for every child. Congratulations to Year 8 pupil Olivia who came away with two fantastic medals: a bronze medal for the 50m breaststroke and a silver medal for 50m backstroke!

All of our pupils swam brilliantly with excellent first time swims in the Olympic pool, a setting that will certainly inspire them to every faster times as they continue their swimming. A great accomplishment for Rhys, Joseph and Rosie, and an event that saw new personal bests for Hollie, Louisa and Thomas.

Well done to all of the St Joseph’s swimmers for representing Cornwall and the South West with pride – a great achievement.

The Bossy King!

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

Yesterday at St Joseph’s we were treated to two fantastic performances of their wonderful Christmas play by our Pre-Prep children. This half term, our children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been working hard on their production of the ‘The Bossy King,’ and they didn’t disappoint when it came to the main events.

In the morning they performed to an excited audience of Key Stage 2 children and visiting preschool children specially invited from local nurseries, and in the afternoon the hall was packed with parents, grandparents, friends and family. The children really showed their excellent drama and singing skills, and the hard work their teachers and teaching assistants have put in really paid off.

Mr Henry Matthews, Head of Juniors, said “the children of Pre-Prep should be incredibly proud of themselves, all showing great enthusiasm, confidence and enjoyment on the stage which made for a superb event. A special congratulations must go to our Year 2 pupils who took on the lead roles of Narrators, The Three Kings, Shepherds, The Head Angel and of course the Bossy King himself played by Reuben. Well done to everyone involved and thank you for beginning the Christmas festivities at St Joseph’s with such a wonderful story.”

It was wonderful to see the children making the most of the many opportunities they have at school, and it was clear to everyone in the audience that with such talented children in the Pre-Prep, the future of the performing arts at St Joseph’s are certainly in very safe hands.