Music Awards

October 21st, 2009 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Music - (0 Comments)

Many congratulations to the girls who have just passed their Royal School of Church Music Dean’s and Bishop’s Awards.  The following were all successful in the ‘Dean’s Award’: Holly Macartney-Filgate; Freddie Bowden, Abi Logg, Mary-Ann Screech, and Penny Tilsley all passed with Merit,  whilst  Bethany Hulme-Teague, Amy Marks and Grace Waterhouse, passed with Distinction.   

The following girls were successful in the prestigious ‘Bishop’s Award, Natasha Routly:  Josie Kane and Heather Sampson both passed with Distinction.   The eleven girls were presented  with their distinctive green and purple ribbons by the Dean and Bishop at a special service held at Truro Cathedral.    Not only did the girls have to prepare up to four pieces of music to sing,  perform aural  and sight-singing tests,  but they had to undertake a rigorous viva-voce exam and had to answer questions on the Church’s calendar, liturgy, suitable music for the different services and seasons within the church, compare, contrast  and analyse anthems and discuss their musical  experience and contribution within the choir too – no mean feat!   Well done to them all.

St Joseph’s school show jumping teams have been out and about again and have been competing against schools across the whole of Devon and Cornwall.
This year we had two teams, Team A: Alex Reeve, Lucy Bruton, Charlotte Parnell and Lauren Jasper. Team B: Lauren, Charlotte and Alex again on different horses and Sophie Webber.
On The 3rd October both teams went up against the schools in Cornwall. On the day it was a bit hectic trying to get everyone organised but we all preformed really well under the pressure. Unfortunately Team A just missed out on being placed in a qualifying position but Team B came 5th and qualified for the next round again Devon and Cornwall.
The final night was held on Friday the 9th October. In this round the jumps were bigger and we would be competing against the top 12 teams in Devon and Cornwall. After having some coaching with our team trainer Andy Reeve we were all really exited about the finals. Everyone was nervous but all rode excellently. We got placed 7th overall and everyone had a great time. Well done to all. By Lauren Jasper Year 10 at St Joseph’s. Pictured above (Left to right) Sophie Webber on Holly, Lauren Jasper on Falco, Charlotte Parnell on Hazel and Alex Reeve on Tally

Hockey Update

October 14th, 2009 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Sports - (0 Comments)

The year 7 and 8 hockey teams played Shebbear College earlier this term, the Year 8 team lost 2 -0 but it was a very close game and the year 7 team drew 0 – 0 a great start to their hockey fixtures. Both teams learnt a lot from the afternoon and they have continued to improve their skills and develop their understanding of the tactics used. well done to the girls and thanks to the parents who supported the teams.
 
Next hockey matches are v Launceston College on Wednesday 18th November 3.30-4.30pm at the college

Walk like an Egyptian

October 9th, 2009 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Updates - (0 Comments)

Year 4 had a fantastic day learning all about the Egyptians and their way of life. It was very exciting when Ceri Bryant was transformed into a mummy. Children looked on in amazement to see the body cleansed and prepared for the afterlife. The children all looked very realistic in their costumes. A very special thank you to Exeter Museum for being it all to life.

Yr 1 & Yr 2 Travel Back in Time

October 6th, 2009 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

Last Friday, Year One and Year Two stepped back in time at Lanhydrock house to investigate their class projects for this term. Year One explored the Children’s Wing of the house and found that life experienced by Victorian children of more than one hundred years ago was very different from that of children today. However, many of the toys seen in the Day Nursery were recognised by the children and modern versions of them still played with by our children today.
Year Two explored the domestic side of Victorian life, with special reference to the type of  food that would have been eaten then, how it would have been preserved and prepared for the table. Life without a fridge and a freezer was actually seen to have been possible, at least for the more affluent Victorians! Our thanks go to Mr John Carter and Mrs Nina Bryan for driving the minibuses and accompanying us on our visit around the house.
Mrs Sue marks