World Book Day

March 15th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Updates - (0 Comments)

World Book Day

Thursday 4th March was World Book Day and everyone dressed up as book characters.  Members of the Junior School watched World Book Day authors reading online. These authors included Kaye Umansky, Darcy Bussell and Dan Freedman, not forgetting the Fat Controller from Thomas the Tank Engine! We raised around £70 to send to Book Aid and will also be sending the senior’s book mark designs to enter into the national competition. 

Quiz and competition results

Senior Character Parade 

1 Mia Parnall – Year 7 – Northanger Abbey

2 Holly Fanshawe and Georgia Harding Year 8  Red Riding Hood and Granny 

3 Grace Hocking – Year 10 Alice in Wonderland  ( Mock Turtle)


Rosie O’Connell Year 8 Poirot, Abby Logg Year 10 Alice in Wonderland( Jack of Hearts), Anna Tetley and Penny Tilsley Year 10 Alice in Wonderland (Tweedle dum and Tweedle dee)

Junior Character Parade  

Nursery – Charlotte Wilson – Cat 

Reception – Catherine Finn – Witch on a broom 

Year 1 – William Heard – Peter Pan 

Year  2 – Nico   Gruzdev – Beast Quest 

Year 3 – Ava McDiarmid Hall – Puss in Boots 

Year 4 – Hallie Richards – Oliver Twist 

Year 5 – Annie Westlake – The Wizard of Oz ( Tin Man) 

Year 6 – Torin Gillies – Wolf Brother (Torak)

Favourite Authors Quiz

Sophie Jarvis   Year 8 and  Mary-Ann Screech  Year 10  

Book Character Colouring Competition

Nursery – Woody Watson 

Reception – Samanta Age

Year 1 – Darcy  Courtney-Bridgey  and  Yael Lyshkow 

Year 2 – Izabella Turner 

Year 3 – Sam Luckhurst 

Year 4 – Isobel  Fisher

Year 5 – Gisele  Parnall 

Year 6 – Jessica Young


Congratulations Mr White

February 24th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Results - (0 Comments)

Mr Colin White, Head of Maths here at St Joseph’s, is holding the letter inviting him to be Chief Examiner for OCR Specification B. Colin is already Principal Examiner for this specification and now he will be responsible for the quality of all the examination papers for this specification as well as setting the Higher paper throughout the World. Well done Colin.

Rugby Coach Has Pupils Working Hard

February 16th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Sports - (0 Comments)

On Tuesday afternoons the year 10 and 11 pupils take part in a fitness session led by Launceston Rugby Team member Ryan Westren. The idea is to enhance and promote levels of fitness within the pupils. They are all working very hard and although on occasions getting muddy they are determined to achieve what Ryan has set them to do. It has been fantastic to watch pupils working so well and getting fitter over the last 3 weeks. The sessions will run over the next half term so that all the pupils will have time to increase their endurance. Keep going everyone.  

St Josephs vs Shebbear

February 16th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Sports - (0 Comments)

On a very wet Wednesday afternoon the year 10 netball squad played against Shebbear College. They all played with determination and focus. Getting off to a winning start. The score after the first quarter was 4 – 1 to St Joseph’s and the goals just kept coming even though the players’ fingers were getting colder and colder!! In the end St Joseph’s team was victorious; the final score was 18-6. Cups of tea and muffins soon made the players warm again. Well done  

Help for Haiti

February 16th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Updates - (0 Comments)

Over £1000 pounds was collected in one day at St Joseph’s School when Senior and Junior pupils joined together to raise money for the victims of the devastating Haiti earthquake. The day was planned by the pupils who came to school in mufti or fancy dress in return for giving a donation to the appeal. The parents and pupils also made cakes and biscuits which were sold during the morning break and this added to the amazing total raised. The £1151.35  has been donated to the Shelter Box Appeal which is actively involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of the many children and adults who are without food, water and shelter in the earthquake area. It is hoped that the money from St Joseph’s will enable two more fully equipped boxes to be sent to Haiti.