Morwellham Quay

April 30th, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

When we got to Morwellham Quay our first activity was the School House. We learnt all about Victorian punishments like the cane and the backboard and had a go at writing on a slate board. Our teacher was quite strict but it was great fun. Next we went on the mine train where we got to find out about the terrible conditions for the miners. Although it was very dark we got to see the water wheel  working, it was awesome. Later we dressed up as Victorian children, my friend said I looked like Sherlock Holmes! I learnt that the taller the hat the richer you were. Finally we went to the Dressing Floor where we had to break up rocks to find the copper ore. I didn’t find any but I did find some Fool’s Gold! This was my favourite part of the day. We all had a great time at Morwellham Quay and learnt a lot about the lives of Victorian children.

By James Walters Year 5

New Kit Car

April 30th, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

On Thursday the children in Y6 had the opportunity to drive a kit car that had been built by Mr Turner and the children in years 7 & 8. The car is going to take part in a competition in June at Newquay Airport against other kit cars built and driven by students of the same age. There will be a number of challenges including a straight drag race and slalom course. The children in Year 6 will soon be having a drive off challenge against one another in order to select the final drivers for the competition. Mr Turner said how pleased he was with the effort and enthusiasm of the children and that they car had successfully completed its first trial run.

Holly is Champion

April 27th, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News | Sports - (0 Comments)


St Joseph’s School pupil Holly Kerslake (8 years old) who has recently returned to the saddle after a serious riding accident is riding on a high after recently winning the fledglings champion title at the BYRDS (British Young Riders Dressage Scheme) festival at Millfield School in Somerset earlier this month. The following week Holly then competed at the NPS Supreme dressage championships at Addington Manor in an Inter-national team challenge along with 3 other BYRDS riders from the Westcountry. They returned home with a magnificent 3rd place out of 36 teams with less than 1% between them and the winning team.

Holly who is a keen member of Lamerton Pony Club has been riding from an early age and has a natural flair for dressage. Holly rides her pony Millcroft Osiris which is still a fairly new partnership and will now be concentrating on training hard with the hope of being considered for the Inter-regional and Home Inter-national teams later in the year. Well done Holly.

Admissions 2012

April 24th, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

St Joseph’s School has been very busy with registrations for September 2012, with certain year groups nearing or at capacity. If you are considering an independent education for your child please contact us to arrange a visit as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Registrations are also being taken for September 2013.

If you would like to discuss admission for your son or daughter please contact the Registrar, Rebecca Walker on 01566 772580 or

To support their learning of Spanish, 21 students from St. Joseph’s School recently participated in an exciting trip to the fascinating region of Andalucía in southern Spain. The students were kept busy with a full itinerary of excursions, lessons and cultural experiences.  This included  visits to the UNESCO world heritage site of the Alhambra with its amazing backdrop of the Sierra Nevada,  the Royal Equestrian School in Jerez, the famous centre for Spanish dressage horses, a ride on a cable car overlooking the Costa del Sol and the Mediterranean and of course a fun day to the local theme park ‘Tivoli World’. In addition to excursions and days out, students attended 6 hours of intensive Spanish lessons over 3 days at the Colegio Maravillas, which greatly enhanced their speaking and listening skills and boosted their confidence at interacting with native speakers. They were also treated to flamenco lessons and shown how to cook ‘paella’, which they then ate as a farewell meal on the sunny terrace of the language school.  A great time was had by all and many were inspired to return soon!