A win for the Junior A Netball Team

September 24th, 2009 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Sports - (0 Comments)

Winning Team

On Wednesday 23rd September the Junior A netball team played St Petroc’s. We won 9—8. Everyone played brilliantly. Well done.
Amy Searle, Captain.

Inspired Day at the Tate

September 24th, 2009 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events - (0 Comments)

An Inspired Day at the Tate, St Ives

As part of the introduction to their Art GCSE fifteen year 10 pupils visited the Tate Gallery in St.Ives.  They looked in detail at artists such as Katy Moran, Carol Bove, Lucie Rie and Alfred Wallis. The Critical Thinking Workshop lead by Steven Paige, himself an acclaimed and successful artist, inspired and motivated pupils. They all engaged with the artworks and used their sketchbooks to record and draw as they explored the galleries. After lunch the pupils visited Barbara Hepworth’s home and garden making their own sketches of the very impressive “larger then life” sculptures. A great day was had by all and the pupils’ use of descriptive language throughout the visit demonstrates a sound and exciting start to the course. Well done!

Music Exam Success

September 24th, 2009 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Music - (0 Comments)

Well Done to St Joseph’s students who took Associated Board of the Royal School of Music exams in piano and singing, about a week after the summer term had ended.  Lily Robinson was required to act as well as sing in her Music Theatre exam for the London College of Music. Despite a very hectic schedule at the end of last term, quality preparation time was found enabling all the candidates to be successful.  Their teachers Mrs Jones and Mrs Barclay congratulate the following:
YR 6  Zola Courtney-Bridgey Pianoforte  Grade 3Distinction
  Rosie Hellyar   Pianoforte    Grade 1 Merit

YR 7  Summer Dunscombe  Pianoforte Grade 2   Merit

YR 8  Elizabeth Maunder  Singing Grade 3 Pass
  Lucy Jones   Singing Grade 2 Merit

YR 9  Florence Pillman  Singing Grade 4 Distinction
  Lorna Marshall  Singing Grade 1 Distinction

YR 10  Lily Robinson   Music Theatre Grade 5 Distinction
Holly MaCartney-Filgate Singing  Grade 4 Merit
  Hannah Hockin   Singing Grade 4 Pass

YR 11  Natasha Routly  Singing  Grade 4 Merit

Canzonetta & Chamber Choir Update

August 26th, 2009 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Music - (0 Comments)

Canzonetta do St Joseph’s proud at Birmingham National Choral Festival in July 2009 and the Senior Chamber Choir went on tour to Spain this summer.

St Joseph’s School, Launceston, celebrates exceptional GCSE results

St Joseph’s School, Launceston is extremely proud to announce its 2009 GCSE examination results and, again they were significantly above the national averages.

Of all our Year 11 pupils to sit the exams 100% achieved 5 or more grades between A* and C, (including Maths and English). Our top grades A* and A reached nearly 60%, an unprecedented high.

It should be noted that most children at St Joseph’s take about 10 GCSEs; the school aims to achieve excellent results, in a non-selective environment, in the firm belief that pupils should have time not only to enjoy what they learn, but to enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular activities too.

Headmaster Mr Graeme Garrett said:

“This outstanding news consolidates our position as one of the Southwest’s most successful independent schools. We’re very proud of all the hard work which has made these fantastic results possible