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.

 

Eco-Schools Bronze Award

November 25th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | In The Press | News - (0 Comments)
Congratulations to our newly formed Eco Committee who in less than a term have already achieved the Bronze Award! Working with Mr Cattell and Mrs Jones, the Junior and Senior committee have been given this award to recognise their achievement in working towards a sustainable future for the school. The Junior and Senior committees each have action plans and now have varying targets to work towards. The next steps for the councils are:
1- To present their audits and action plans on a display somewhere in the school – watch this space!
2- To meet as a full Council, inviting governors as well as staff, and work out their first steps in addressing our action plans and making sure real change is effected in the school.
Well done to all of our enthusiastic Eco members: we look forward to working with them to achieve the Silver Award.

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

November 21st, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

Last week Year 6 took part in 2 workshops at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum in Bodmin last week: Trench Warfare and The Mystery Suitcase. They went into a trench, carried wooden guns, wore uniforms and handled a range of artefacts from WW1. They also took part in a military style team build exercise where they had to work as a team to tie knots and complete a challenge. Finally we all explored the rest of the museum. A great day out and everyone’s keen to return with their Year’s Admission passes that they were given on the day!