Netball Tour 2010

December 13th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Sports - (0 Comments)


During the Autumn Term, a group of Year 9 and 10 pupils from St Joseph’s School travelled to PGL’s Barton Hall to take part in a weekend netball tournament.  As well as netball, students had the opportunity to experience adventure based learning activities.  The weekend was a success with all the pupils improving various aspects of their game.  Amy Meeson got some air under her feet and her game improved remarkably due to this, the average number of times Sophie Jarvis got pulled up for footwork in a match dramatically reduced and the girls all benefited from strict umpiring from experienced officials.  The work ethic and dedication of team members was outstanding, most noticeable were Kate, Hannah, and Tilly.  We hope to take students on a similar weekend next year with a team from each year group. Tour team – Amy Meeson, Tilly Spence, Rosie Bright, Kate Marks, Hannah Wormald, Lizzie Maunder, Tamara Boundy, Sophie Jarvis, Mrs. Gibson and Mrs Watson.

Children In Need 2010

December 7th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

St Joseph’s School raised a total of £384.03 for Children In Need this year. A fantastic amount! The children and staff dressed up in spots for the day and also held a cake sale. Well done to all.

Pictured above are Canzonetta performing at the Royal Albert Hall School Proms on Monday 8th November 2010.

Senior Prize Giving 2010

October 26th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

Congratulations to all pupils who took part in Senior Prize Giving 2010.

Headmaster, Mr Garrett said ‘Congratulations to all pupils who won awards at last nights Prize Giving. The concert that the boys and girls in the Senior School performed was outstanding -a real credit to the school. Thank you to all the parents,staff and guests for attending and a special thank you to Mr Neil Roskilly (Chief Executive Officer – The Independent Schools Association) who was the guest speaker at the event.’

Pictured above is Josie Kane – Head Girl 2009-2010 making her speech at last years Prize Giving.

Photos of this years event will be available soon.

Following on from their resounding success at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham in July, when the girls were awarded the Senior Choir Performance Award sponsored by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, for their outstanding technical and musical performance, Canzonetta has been selected from the very elite group of top Perfomers at the National Festival, to sing at the Schools Prom.

Just 15 groups have been invited to perform on the opening night of the Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, London on Monday, 7th November. Music for Youth has asked Canzonetta to perform two pieces The Water of Tyne and Full Fathom Five.

In addition to their own performance, Music for Youth has invited Canzonetta to sing a piece specially commissioned by the BBC, written by the winner of the BBC Young Composer of the Year Award and composed specifically for Canzonetta. The 18-part piece (a real challenge as there are only 18 girls in the choir), will be recorded by the BBC at the Schools Prom.

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