Senior Prize Giving 2011

October 25th, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Updates - (0 Comments)

St Joseph’s School enjoys celebrating excellence and on Thursday 20th October 2011, they did just that at their annual Prize Giving evening. Year 11 pupils from 2010-2011 were invited back to attend the event to celebrate their GCSE results and other achievements throughout the year.

Deputy Head Girl Amy Meeson, Athlete Gorgs Geikie & Head Girl Laura Champ

The school welcomed the Mayor and Mayoress of Launceston to join family and friends to celebrate the pupils’ success at Launceston Town Hall.

The evening began with a Music Concert and the Orchestra’s performance of Pirates of the Caribbean. Canzonetta then sang ‘A Bunch of Thyme’ and the Chamber Choir performed ‘Cantate Domino’. The concert ended with the whole school choir singing a medley from ‘The Lion King’.

The Guest Speaker this year was Georgina (Gorgs) Geikie, an athlete from Okehampton. She is the British Number One Lady Pistol Shooter and she will be competing in the London 2012 Olympics.  Georgina gave an inspiring speech to the pupils encouraging them to work hard and never give up, before presenting them with their awards.

Senior Prize Giving is a highlight of the school year & recognises talent & achievement throughout the school.

Wonderful Pumpkins!

October 24th, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Updates - (0 Comments)

We would like to say a huge thank you to Greenaways Garage who very kindly gave every child in Year One and Year Two a pumpkin to take home and decorate during the half term holiday. The children were thrilled to show off their pumpkins and we had some wonderfully original designs and carvings this year!  Pictured above are our winners, Phoebe and Katie from Year One from with Dale and Tina from Greenaways Garage. Amelia and Esmee were the winners from Year Two and Jem was awarded a prize for his beautifully coloured harvest picture.  We hope to make this an annual event, and look forward to seeing some more great pumpkin carvings next harvest!

Rugby Team Win with New Kit

October 14th, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Sports - (0 Comments)

On 12th October 2011 St Joseph’s junior rugby team were invited to play a friendly rugby match against Blundell’s School. This was our first match together as a team. The match was played in very good spirit with St Joseph’s taking an early lead. Blundell’s fought their way back into the game and it became a hard fought, close match. St Joseph’s then came into their own, and took charge of the match triumphing by 33 points to 26. Michael Barton scored 4 tries and 4 conversions with Indiana Douglas scoring the winning try. We were all proud of our performance as it was our first match together as a team. We are looking forward to welcoming Blundell’s to St Joseph’s for a return match. Report by James Law – Year 6 Rugby Prefect.

Pictured above are the St Joseph’s Rugby Teams with Mr and Mrs Shute owners of Rosecraddoc Holidays. Mr and Mrs Shute have very kindly sponsored the new rugby kit which the pupils are delighted with. Rosecraddoc Holiday Village and Rosecraddoc Manor are set in a beautiful woodland valley near Liskeard. With 38 acres there are plenty of footpaths and places to explore, as well as a fishing lake and tennis courts. For further information please visit www.rosecraddocholidays.co.uk

Harvest Festival

October 9th, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

 

Keith Roberts with St Joseph's pupil Charlotte Farrington

 

On  7th October 2011 the junior children at St Josephs School held their annual harvest festival assembly. The children performed a selection of songs and poems on a harvest theme and looked at how harvest is celebrated in the five different continents of the world. The assembly was enjoyed very much by the large gathering of parents who attended and they were treated to refreshments afterwards. The guest speaker was Mr Keith Roberts of the newly formed Launceston Food Bank and after the service he was presented with a fantastic 90kg of food that was donated by the children. He is seen here in front of the display with Charlotte Farrington, the Junior School’s charity prefect.

GCSE Art & Textiles Trip

September 26th, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

On Monday 19th September the Year 10 GCSE Art and Textile group from St Joseph’s School explored Tate St Ives.

One of the Year 10 pupils said ‘We had a great time exploring the work in the gallery and especially getting static hair in the room full of balloons! After exploring the galleries we discussed the works we most liked and disliked and made drawings and notes in our sketchbooks. After a quick lunch and photo call, we headed off through the narrow streets of the town to Barbara Hepworth’s amazing little studio and gardens. It was lovely being able to sit in the garden and draw her incredible bronze and stone sculptures. Some were huge! Thank you Mrs Green for organising such a fun day out!’

 Photo – left to right

Rosie Bright, Maisie Webber, Alice Wilson, Megan Abbot, Tilly Spence, Sophie Jarvis, Holly Fanshawe, Georgia Harding, Emily Langton, Hannah Wormald, Jasmine Hardy, Beth Benyon.