Duke of Edinburgh Training

April 30th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Sports - (0 Comments)

Congratulations to Year 9 who successfully completed their Training Day for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.  They endured a rather soggy day at Minions but came through relatively unscathed.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and they are all now looking forward to the real thing!

In the ISA Art Competition, Natasha Routly (Year 11) won 1st Prize in the under 16’s Textiles category. Her felted and stitched 3-d landscape incorporates a variety of techniques and is based on her own photograph. Well done Natasha!

Senior Chamber Choir raises £2,175 in one week!

The Senior Chamber Choir has been very busy over the past week and has raised a staggering amount for charity and a local church.   The first concert of the season saw the choir ‘in concert’ with the Plymouth Area Police Choir and as always, was tremendous fun! Singing to a full house at Central Methodist Church, the choirs complemented each other superbly and joined forces to sing Jerusalem, Let there be peace on Earth and Morte Christe.  £1,750 was raised for Cancer Research UK which was a great achievement for an evening’s work.  

The second concert, a week later in Tresparrett Methodist Church, saw the choir in fine voice again, this time ably supported by soloists Kate Marks, Bethany Hulme-Teague, Natasha Routly, Josie Kane and Lily Robinson. The acoustic in the church was fantastic; we welcomed Alice Waterhouse and Ellie Robertson back into the choir; we were served a sumptuous feast afterwards and raised £425 for church funds.  What more could any choir want?! Many thanks once again to all the girls for their extremely hard work, and to the parents for all their support and commitment too.

Sport Relief 2010

March 19th, 2010 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Sports - (0 Comments)


Children, staff and parents had a fantastic time helping those in need by running a mile at St Joseph’s School on Friday 19th March 2010. Most children just kept going!! We all had a great time and are now looking forward to next year.

Please keep donating!

Thank you all for your support!


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