(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

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.