Yesterday we hosted the ninth “Young Musician of the Year” competition in our School Hall. We were delighted to have David Robinson back to St Joseph’s to be our adjudicator for the morning, and he gave some fantastic feedback to all of our performers.
 
After a very mature performance of “Panis Angelicus” (Franck) and a dramatic performance of “Giants In The Sky” (Sondheim), Ben Hodgson was the overall winner. We look forward to Ben being the recipient of the Bethany Hulme-Teague Cup as the official winner of this competition at Senior Prize Giving next week. Congratulations Ben!
 
Well done to everyone who performed; it truly was an enjoyable morning of musicality.🎼

Camp Kernow!

May 14th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | News - (0 Comments)
Years 5 and 6 are currently spending 3 days at Camp Kernow which is an off-grid environmental adventure centre near Truro. It harnesses renewable energy and employs sustainable technologies, including composting toilets, reed-beds, solar powered water and biomass-fuelled showers. The camp brings green education to life, enabling children to understand and experience a new way of living in balance with nature.
 
During their stay, Years 5 and 6 are taking part in a packed programme of exciting, challenging and unforgettable experiences including wild food foraging, technical tree climbing and bat detecting!
 
They have had a brilliant time so far!

Ten Tors 2019

May 13th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

An amazing finish for the St Joseph’s Ten Tors team who have arrived at Okehampton Camp at 9.22am yesterday morning. Well done Chloe, Arlen, Kellen, James, Pippi and Robin. We are very proud of you all! The team managed to reach their 8th check point on Saturday evening which meant they only had two tors to complete on Sunday.

More details to follow soon.

 

The much anticipated annual St  Joseph’s School Sports day for Years 3 to 10 took place on Tuesday 30th April at the impressive venue of Exeter Arena – one of the highlights of the school year. All pupils from years 3-10 travelled in order to take part and represent their Houses and to gain valuable points as they competed to lift the House trophy.

In an exciting addition for 2019, the PE department introduced the ‘Spartan Challenge’ which allowed pupils to double their points if they really challenged themselves: a total of 12 pupils took part in the Spartan challenge in the Senior School, in which each child needed to complete 8 events were including a mixture of track and field disciplines.

Staff were very impressed with the high participation levels across all events and believe the number of pupils taking part were the highest they had seen for both Junior and Senior students.

An amazing 24 new school records were set across Junior and Senior events in both track and field, and 2 previous records were matched. Points were awarded purely for participation and the two houses with the most participation points were St Dominic’s in the Junior school and Trerice in the Senior School. The overall winners are the house with the most participation points and points awarded for position in events combined.

Congratulations to Cothele and St Catherine’s who were the overall winning houses of 2019.

A huge thank you to all spectators who contributed to the supportive atmosphere on the day.