Children’s Hospice South West

January 26th, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

On Wednesday 25th January 2012 pupils from St Joseph’s School in Launceston welcomed Judy Pride and Lavinia Archer from Children’s Hospice South West to the school.

During the festive Christmas period at St Joseph’s the Early Years Department performed ‘The Little Angel’  and  the Junior School entertained a packed audience with their version of ‘Hoodwinked’, a witty take on Robin Hood. The children thoroughly enjoyed playing their roles in the productions.

Parents and Friends of the school kindly donated after the productions to the children’s chosen charity Children’s Hospice South West and raised an amazing £429.47.

A group of Year 5 and 6 pupils, led by the Charity Prefect, presented the cheque to Judy and Lavinia who thanked the children for their hard work.

The group have been invited to visit Little Harbour in St Austell – CHSW newest Children’s Hospice to see the new facilities which they have helped support. Little Harbour is a place of shelter and sanctuary for families coping with the most difficult of circumstance.

St Joseph’s School will continue to support CHSW. To find out more about the charity please visit

Dinosaurs & Dolls in Reception

January 25th, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

Jago Grills -Reception Class


As part of our Toys topic, the Reception class have been designing and making homes for dinosaurs and dolls.

Here is newest member of the class, Jago Grills, proudly holding his dinosaur house complete with fireplace, skeleton artwork, palm tree and pond. What a lucky dinosaur – well done Jago!

Mrs M Kemp

Junior & Senior Football Success

January 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Sports - (0 Comments)

On Wednesday 11th January the junior football team at St Joseph’s School travelled to St Petroc’s School for a mini Tournament between St Petoc’s, Shebbear and ourselves in what was our first competitive afternoon of football this year. The team performed well winning the first two games against St Petroc’s 4 – 0 and only narrowly being defeated 1-0 in the final game against Shebbear.

The following week St Joseph’s hosted Launceston Community Primary for a junior league game. The pitch was still a little boggy from the excessive rain in December and this slowed the game down somewhat but St Joseph’s settled down and won 8 – 0, an excellent result.

Michael Barton scoring for St Joseph's School

Last week the School travelled to Mount House for the first competitive senior boys football match that St Joseph’s has ever played. Mount House had two teams and therefore the boys played twice on what was again quite a heavy pitch. The team performed magnificently and won the first game 5 – 0. The second game was much more difficult and the team very much deserved their 0 – 0 draw.

A great start to 2012 for both the junior and senior football teams at St Joseph’s. The next junior football team match is on Wednesday 25th January away to Polwhele House.


January 21st, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Updates - (0 Comments)

Year 3 pupils have been learning about adventure stories and have chosen Scooby-Doo as their topic this term.

Year 3 Scooby-Doo!


Pupils in Year 3 dressed up as their favourite characters on Friday 20th January 2012 and acted out a scene from the popular television series. The Junior pupils and Year 3 parents thoroughly enjoyed the show!

Pictures left are Year 3….don’t they look good?

Click here to view the Autumn Term 2011 School Newsletter Part 2