Mental Health Awareness Week

May 19th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

This week we are helping to raise awareness of Mental Health Week 2020. Place 2 be have created some wonderful tools to help you celebrate the theme kindness. Can you design a Kindness Cup? Will you award your Kindness cup to a family member? A friend? A neighbour? ? We would love to see your designs and your reasons for your awards!

You can find the full range of resources in the link below…/award-a-kindness-cup-for-men…/

VE Day 75th Anniversary

May 8th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day – 75 years since the end of the Second World War.

Commemorations will begin at 11am today with a national moment of remembrance and two minute silence.

We hope you enjoy these fantastic pictures created by Year 6 to celebrate VE Day.

While lockdown has put a hold on the celebrations that were planned we are sure that the St Joseph’s community will be marking this day with families at home

Mary Poppins 2020

March 11th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | Music - (0 Comments)
We are in full production mode for the Senior School Musical of Mary Poppins! The Year 9 students have been working hard painting sets which look fantastic!
Tickets are still available for Mary Poppins and can be booked by the link below ☂️

Family Quiz Success

March 10th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | News - (0 Comments)
Thank you to everyone who attended the PTA Family Quiz on Friday evening, it was brilliant event with a wonderful atmosphere. Thank you to Steve for being a fantastic Quiz Master, to Glenda for hosting the movie night and thank you to The Countrymen (half of them) who made a surprise performance and had everyone up singing! Congratulations to Rafferty’s Revenge who came away with the St Joseph’s Quiz Cup! Thank you to the PTA team who organised the event and ran the bar. The Family Quiz night made an impressive £413 for the PTA.
The PTA have recently funded 2 new outdoor table tennis tables and purchased new garden tools for the Outdoor School.
The next PTA event is the Easter Bingo taking place during lunchtimes on Monday 23rd March.

Pupils from St Joseph’s were proud to take part in the second annual St Piran’s Parade, a celebration of Cornwall’s patron saint (although St Michael and St Petroc may disagree) and of  pride in all things west of the Tamar. Year Four pupils represented St Joseph’s at in the parade alongside those from 8 other local primary schools and pupils from Launceston College.

The schools gathered in Launceston’s magnificent town hall, where they were organised for the parade into the centre of Lanson, the historic capital of Cornwall. Cllr Tremain, town crier for the past 40 years, began the formal element of proceedings before Mayor Cllr Gordon addressed the gathered school children and members of the public. He spoke of St Piran, and that the children should be proud of who they were, where they came from, and of being Cornish (for those who were.)

Cllr Nancarrow then read the poem My Young Man’s a Cornishman by Cornwall’s poet and Launceston resident Charles Causley, before Cllr Tremain celebrated the life of St Piran , his escape from Ireland and his arrival at Perranporth, floating on the millstone that was intended as the instrument of his martyrdom.

A rousing rendition of the unofficial Cornish anthem Trelawney, (Parson Hawker’s Song of the Western Men) followed before the parade was blessed by the Reverend Alison Hardy, regrouped and paraded through the Castle grounds and back to the warmth of the Town Hall. Here, the children showed their dancing skills to traditional music played the town band before joining together in song. Pupils from many primary schools performed songs and poetry, including a performance by St Joseph’s Year 4. Their piece St Piran was written and directed by Mrs Skerry – a superb performance that really spoke of the life of St Piran.

Pasties were then provided for all children and staff thanks to the tireless work of Cllr Young’s team of volunteers and the kind sponsorship of the event by local businesses and volunteer groups.

Meanwhile, back at St Joseph’s, pasties were also the order of the day for lunch, a great Cornish delicacy. The traditional food of the miner was appropriate to mark the patron saint of tinners, whose flag of a white flag on a black background flag is said to symbolise white tin coming out of black ore, as well as the light of truth shining in the darkness. Following this, Year 3 and Year 4 were treated to lessons in Cornish, lessons they greatly enjoyed. On St Piran’s day, even in the rain, Kernow bys vyken – Cornwall is great!