Craft Club

May 21st, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

Craft Club for Years 1 and 2 takes place on Thursday afternoons from 3.30pm -4.30pm with Mrs Wright. This is a very popular club and this term the children have been making royal crowns for the jubilee celebrations.

Grandparents Tea Party

May 17th, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | News - (0 Comments)

Weave & Spin Week

May 17th, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)


As part of their ‘Weave and Spin’ week, the Foundation classes enjoyed a sunny afternoon weaving with natural materials in the garden.

Many thanks to Beth’s mum, Mrs Sobey, for gathering a wonderful selection of twigs, grasses and flowers for us to explore and for kindly sharing this activity with us.

Mrs M Kemp

The Friends of St Joseph’s ‘Wine & Wisdom’ held on Friday 20th April 2012 was a brilliant evening full of fun and brain teasing questions.

A huge thank you goes to Mr Paul Davies and Mrs Michelle Kemp who did a fantastic job as Quiz Masters, entertaining everybody for the evening and helping us to raise a very successful £350 for the school.  Also may we say another huge thank you to everyone who supported us on this evening and we hope to see even more of you there next year.

The cheeses were kindly donated to us for the occasion by Lynher Dairies Cheese Company, Dairy Crest Limited and the Cornish Cheese Company.  A massive thank you to our ‘Cheese Sponsors’.

Waitrose came to the rescue again by providing us with the platters to serve the cheese and grapes on which all adds to the ambiance of the evening.  Thank you, Damian and Claire Heard, for organising this for us.

The Friends aim to raise money, for the school, in a fun and social way involving parents, teachers, staff and pupils at St Joseph’s.  We are very proud of our school and hope that we can rely on your support and involvement at future events.  As a result of our fund raising last year, amongst other things, we were able to fit out a new Junior Science Lab which the children and teachers are delighted with and the Friends are very excited to see up and running.

Everyone is more than welcome to our meetings and/or events and we look forward to seeing you at our Hollywood Ball on Saturday 16th June 2012 at St Mellion International Resort. For those of you with transport difficulties we are providing a mini bus service.

Finally, we are still looking for a few more items towards the Auction of Promises for the Hollywood Ball so any ideas to help us, would be more than appreciated. 

Please contact Teresa Sparrow on 07968 335346 or for bookings, enquiries and Auction of Promises donations.

Thank you again to everyone for your continued support.

The Friends of St Joseph’s School

(Previously known as OLD GIRLS’ ASSOCIATION)

The Association held its A.G.M. on the 21st April 2012 at Trethorne Golf Club after which members enjoyed a carvery lunch.

For a few years we have debated about the name “Old Girls” as a title for our Association because there are a number of boys now attending St Josephs and we felt that the existing title was inappropriate.  We had approached our Head, Sue Rowe, to help us and she and her staff came up with the suggestion ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL ALUMNI.    We put this to our committee at the A.G.M. and, after a fair amount of discussion, it was agreed that, in future, that is what the Association will be called.

It will be an eventful year for us in 2012. It is our 25th Anniversary. It doesn’t seem very old but it was not until St Joseph’s ceased to be a convent that the ex-pupils’ association was formed.

We are planning an event on October 19th, this year, to celebrate our anniversary which is to be held at the school. Details will be revealed later.

We are anxious for some younger members to take an active part in the Association with a view to promoting some new ideas and our efforts will be directed to that aim in the foreseeable future. We are anxious to have any old photographs of past pupils and events – the older the better.  If anyone has such memorabilia please pass them on.     

If you would like to get in touch please email us on

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Yvonne Tyrrell
Chair of St Joseph’s School Alumni