The summer individual concert  season began with the ever-popular Music for a Summer Evening, in which our most experienced  soloists had a chance to perform to an appreciative audience. Highlights as ever, were performances of the Y11 GCSE compositions, and this year was no exception – many of the compositions would not look out of place in an A level examination. Well done to Lorna Marshall, Flo Pillman, Alice Nicholson, Harriet  Dawson and Naomi Gillies for your wonderful pieces! As always, there were some stunning performances from individuals, and £180 was raised towards the new piano fund, which stands (through our fundraising efforts and your generous donations) at around £3,500. We look forward to seeing you at our Year 7 and 8 concert, followed by our Year 9 – 11 concert which is on Thursday, 14th June.

Open Morning

May 5th, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | News - (0 Comments)

The next Open Morning is on Tuesday 15th May from 10am – 12noon, an excellent opportunity to come and find out all about St Joseph’s School.

The Open Morning includes a tour of the school, followed by the chance to meet the Head Teacher and staff with coffee and cake!

This Open Morning is suitable for those interested in the nursery, junior school and senior school.

We have 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 attend the Open Morning or if you would like to book an alternative date to view the school please contact the Registrar, Rebecca Walker on 01566 772580 or


St Joseph’s pupil Evie Fairman will be carrying the Olympic Torch through Bodmin on Saturday 19th May 2012. Click on the link below to read her nomination story.

Cornwall Today – May 2012 featuring Evie Fairman, pupil at St Joseph’s School.

A week in the life of St Joseph’s is stimulating to say the least. Take the past week for example.  Tennis matches at St Just, a Senior School Choir performance at Stoke Climsland Church raising money for the local area, a visit to Porfell Wildlife Park to study Maasai Warriors, parent meetings regarding the imminent Junior school residential courses, a career information session given by a member of the police force and a talk to Year 9 from Oxford university lecturer John Stein on his research into neuroscience.

Martin Luther King said: The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
The variety of opportunity seen in just one week illustrates for me the depth of educational opportunity offered at St Joseph’s, in addition to the curricular lessons,  which foster the qualities in our pupils, seen by Martin Luther King.

Next week it is the Viking boat building visit to Falmouth Museum , Surf Club, fixtures, taster days, the Scholarship Morning, rehearsals for the Charles Dickens Evening and a Duke of Edinburgh Presentation Evening…… we will enjoy them all and learn from each and every opportunity.

Sue Rowe
Head Teacher