East Cornwall Search and Rescue

November 19th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

With this term’s school charity chosen to be East Cornwall Search and Rescue, pupils at St Joseph’s were excited to be part of a whole school assembly where the important work of this important local charity was explained.

Volunteers Jenny and Simon showed short films and talked the children through a variety of rescue scenarios, from helping locate individuals who are lost through rescues in water, at height and even saving livestock. It was interesting to see the range ofย rescues the team were equipped to perform, and the vital role that play as they work in conjunction with the emergency services, the Cornwall Air Ambulance and other voluntary organisations.

While Jenny and Simon were great in bringing East Cornwall Search and Rescue to the children, it was Maisie the dog who stole the show. A key member of the team, as well as a much loved family pet, Maisie impressed all who saw her expertly track one Year 8 pupil in an amazing demonstration of her remarkable sense of smell. A big thank you to Jenny, Simon and Maisie for their assembly โ€“ we are now looking forward to being joined by members of the team for the St Josephโ€™s Christmas Fayre on the 23rd of November.

Senior Hockey

November 12th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News | Sports - (0 Comments)

This term our Senior Hockey players have competed in a number of matches and continue to improve and develop as a team every week. Well done to you all. ๐Ÿ‘

We are delighted to announce St Josephโ€™s won two categories in the ISA National Art competition. A huge well done to Mrs Grigg, as both entries came from pupils she teaches in textiles. Liberty (Year 11 leaver 2019) won for her brilliant keepsake lampshade, and Alice (Year 10) for her Nuno Felted and Embellished Vessel. Both pieces showed real creativity, and both were very deserved winners. Seeing the winnersโ€™ tickets on these certainly put a huge smile on my faceโ€”well done to both girls. Mr Scott.

Cooking Club!

November 12th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)
The Reception and Year 1 children spent their Cooking Club session scooping out and designing a range of squashes and pumpkins with Mrs Hampton last week. Abby from Year 9 then helped them to plant up their seeds. We plan to plant them out in the Orchard next Spring so that we have lots and lots of multi-coloured pumpkins ready for next year!
Cooking Club forms part of the Reception Class and Year 1 timetable every Thursday. At St Joseph’s we believe that our youngest children should learn all about food, cooking skills and the importance of a healthy diet right from the start of their school journey!

GCSE Art – Image transfers

November 7th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

Year 9 GCSE Art students are busy working on image transfers. They are creating image transfers for their ink resist fold out, handmade books. We look forward to seeing the finished results!