Stay and Play at St Joseph’s

August 1st, 2022 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | News - (0 Comments)

Stay and Play Outdoor School – Wednesday mornings for a 7 week block each term at St Joseph’s School from 10.10am – 11.10am.

Come and join us for ourย exciting sessionย for children aged 5 and underย in our Outdoor Classroom and enchanting Orchard. Stay and Play sessions for Parents/Childminders/Grandparents with children aged 5 and under.

Year 5 and Year 4 have been disappointed by Cornwall Council’s recent decision to cut funding to the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro. The museum is used by St Joseph’s as well as other countless schools throughout the year and to no longer have access to this valuable resource would be an immeasurable loss. The children have written letters to Cornwall Council in the hope of persuading them to reconsider their decision.

End of the Summer Term 2022

July 13th, 2022 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

It’s the end of the Summer Term, we finished with a whole school assembly which included performances from our brilliant Pre-Prep & fantastic Year 6 ๐ŸŽต We hope everyone has a wonderful summer & we look forward to the new academic year starting on Wednesday 7th September 2022 โ˜€๏ธ

Alumni reunionย ย 

It was a moment of great excitement and anticipation as we held our first Alumni gathering on Friday the 24th of June, and all involved in the Alumni Association were delighted to welcome former pupils and staff to two events in our marquee on the terrace last Friday.ย ย ย 

During the afternoon our visitors were treated to tours round the school by our wonderful tour guides, who really impressed everyone with their knowledge, enthusiasm – and also their patience, for those moments when those on the tours spent time reminiscing with staff, or even trying to work out which classroom the room they were in was in their day!ย ย 

One visitor commented that โ€˜they were absolutely charming and very patient as we kept stopping for chats; a real credit to the school.โ€™ย 

Following the tours, everyone was treated to a cream tea, and spent time catching up with their friends.ย 

The late afternoon/evening session began with welcome drinks followed by entertainment provided by Mr Green and members of Canzonetta.ย  We would like to say โ€˜thank you so muchโ€™ for giving up another evening at school, particularly as you had had a concert the evening before; it was very much appreciated by everyone there.ย ย  This session was rounded off with current and former choir members joining together for a rousing performance of – what else – but โ€˜Rhythm of Lifeโ€™! ย 

Before a buffet supper and fun entertainment provided by Magic Martin, Mr Scott welcomed former pupils and staff, and a presentation was made to Mr and Mrs Jones to say a huge โ€˜thank youโ€™ for their dedicated and loyal service teaching Music at St Josephโ€™s since 1975.ย 

There was a real buzz that evening and it was an absolute delight to have the opportunity to catch up with everyone, from those who were at the school during the 1950s, to the class of โ€™92, and much more recent leavers, some who have just started college and university, as well as those who are now working in many and varied occupations, including the Army and the Royal Navy.ย ย ย ย 

This event was the first of many to โ€˜kickstartโ€™ the new Alumni Association.ย ย  Many of those visiting this evening have offered to come into School and talk to pupils in assemblies, to give careers talks, and to support pupils through giving them vital interview practice before applying to various sixth form colleges.ย ย  If you would like to help support our pupils in school, please do get in touch with us at alumni@stjosephscornwall.co.uk Weโ€™d love to hear from you, and please keep in touch with us with all your other news too.ย ย  We have an embryonic Alumni page on the School website, and weโ€™d like to expand it by letting people know about all the wonderful things you haveย  done since leaving St Joโ€™s โ€“ and your memories of the School too!ย 

Finally, please save the date for our next summer reunion which will be held on Saturday, 24th June, 2023.ย ย  Those who attended this year are already looking forward to getting together again next summer and many of their friends are hoping to joining us too.ย ย  Hopefully, a Saturday event will make it easier for everyone to head down to Cornwall, and make a weekend of it.ย ย  Looking forward to see you then!ย 

Big Summer Bash

May 27th, 2022 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | News - (0 Comments)

Join us for our Big Summer Bash on 25th June 2022 – tickets on sale now ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿน๐Ÿ’ƒ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-josephs-pta-big-summer-bash-tickets-348669458737