Canzonetta performing at Stoke Climsland Parish Church


The musicians of the senior school at St Joseph’s have had a very busy time over the past term. The Senior Chamber Choir and Canzonetta, together with Orchestra, Wind Band and some soloists started the main performance season in March with a concert to a packed house at Stowford Parish Church. The start of the summer term saw a joint concert with the Plymouth Area Police Choir at Central Methodist Church, Launceston, which was in aid of Cancer Research UK. Singing with the Police Choir is always a real privilege and great fun and this year was no exception.   

A week later saw the Chamber Choir, Canzonetta and more soloists in concert at Stoke Climsland Parish Church.   Alistair Carnegie won the prize for selling the most CDs  ever, at a Chamber Choir:  £180-worth, so he has now got the job for life!   So far this year the Senior Chamber Choir has raised a total of £4,121.50 for  Cancer Research UK, the Children’s Hospice South West as well as fundraising for the local churches. Dates for your diary are Friday, 22nd June at Bridestowe Methodist Church, and Wednesday, 27th June  – our annual Leavers’ Concert here at school as always in aid of the CHSW. We’ve already beaten our previous fund raising record of just over £3,000 in a year and are heading towards the £5,000 mark, so very well done to all the performers, and as always, a huge thank you to all of our roadie parents on whom we all depend!

Craft Club

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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

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Weave & Spin Week

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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