Beauty & The Beast

May 1st, 2018 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Music | News - (0 Comments)

We are very excited to announce that this year our school production is Beauty and the Beast. Performances will be on Thursday 5th July, Friday 6th July and Saturday 7th July.

Tickets are on sale now – to book please visit

All proceeds from the ticket sales go to funding the production.  If any parents or businesses would like to sponsor us and in return we can place an advert / thank you in the program please contact Rebecca Walker on


Ocarina Club

March 28th, 2018 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Music - (0 Comments)

Year 9 pupils Isabelle Thorns and Darcy Courtney-Bridgey, as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze award, are running a junior school ocarina club. As you can see from the  pictures below the club is well attended and the two students are enjoying passing on their expertise. This is another great of example of collaboration between both the Junior and Senior schools.


Despite the snowy conditions last week, over twenty pupils from St Joseph’s School, Launceston, were able to participate in the renown annual Wadebridge Festival of Music and Speech. This highly regarded Cornish festival runs for five days and includes competition classes for speech, brass, choral, instrumental and vocal.

Due to the serve weather conditions the Junior School Choir were unfortunately unable to perform this year and defend the title they won so impressively in 2017, however many pupils managed to get to Wadebridge to participate in their individual instrumental and vocal classes. Special mentions must go to Isabelle Thorns (Year 9), Ben Hodgson (Year 6) and Ruby Kirkwood (Year 3) for their outstanding performances: Isabelle and Ben were both awarded the highest mark in the female and male vocal classes while Ruby not only won her class but also took home the Burridge Shield, awarded for the highest mark in Primary and Secondary pupils with under 2 years’ tuition, despite being the youngest pupil to perform.

Many congratulations to all the pupils who were able to take part this year and a huge thank you to all the music teachers involved in preparing St Joseph’s pupils and to the parents who came along to support.

For those who were unable to perform at the Festival, St Joseph’s will be holding a ‘Wadebridge Concert’ in school as we appreciate that the pupils had put a lot of hard work and practice into their performances. We are very much looking forward to seeing the choir and many individuals perform next week.

Wadebridge Prize Winners:

Year 3 Ruby Kirkwood (Piano)
Year 6 Melisa Age (Vocal)
Ben Hodgson (Vocal)
Rosy Renfree (Vocal)
Louisa Smith (Woodwind)
Year 7              Harvey Holmes (Woodwind)
Year 8 Alice Amankwah (Vocal)
Fallon Gillies (Strings and vocal)
Year 9 Darcy Courtney-Bridgey (Strings)
Isabelle Thorns (Vocal)
Sophie Wilkins (Woodwind)
Year 10 Lucy Rowe (Vocal)
Year 11 Hattie Lowe (Vocal)