Design & Technology GCSE Projects

February 25th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

Today our Yr 11 Design & Technology students have started to make their GCSE projects. They have 35 hours to create an outdoor educational game aimed at younger pupils. To help with their projects they met with the Reception Class pupils who have given them some great ideas!

Plymouth University Trip

February 17th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

Year 11, as part of their PSHE and Careers programme, visited Plymouth University and had a campus tour and talks on student life and applying for University. It was a positive experience for the students raising their aspirations and reminding them of the many opportunities in higher and further education that exist once they leave St Joseph’s. Pictured are Sophie, Ruby and Chloe at Plymouth University.

ISA National Football

February 13th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News | Sports - (0 Comments)

Congratulations to our U14 Football team who travelled to Nottingham to participate in the ISA National tournament. They played brilliantly coming joint 2nd in their group. They then played in the U14 Bowl play off, unfortunately losing 2-0 against North Bridge House School. Whilst away the team also got to visit St George’s Park stadium where they enjoyed a tour and spoke with England U21 Manager Aidy Boothroyd which was particular special for Callum – an avid Watford FC Fan! Well done to our U14 team who represented the school so well. Callum, Jacob, Robert, Zack, George, Ollie, Will and Daniel.

Teddy Bear Picnic

February 13th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)
If you went down to the orchard on Tuesday you would have been in for a big surprise….because it was the day the Reception and Year 1 bears had their picnic. After a game of pooh sticks at the river and a run around in the sunshine, the bears enjoyed a cosy indoor picnic of sticky sandwiches made by the children.
Miraculously no bears were lost in the river in the playing of this game….throw the stick, not the bear!!

Here at St Joseph’s the Firm Foundation we build really is For Life – and the friendships that are formed carry forward and are enduring. This was shown by a group of former pupils from the class of 2011/12, the antepenultimate all girls’ year group to leave St Joseph’s, many of whom were recently in touch to show that they remain firm friends.

During a weekend get together, the girls’ thoughts inevitably turned to place their friendship began, the classrooms, halls and playgrounds of St Joseph’s. As they reminisced about their time together, they decided to let us know they were thinking of their alma mater. And so, it was lovely to hear from these former pupils who left St Joseph’s in 2012. Lorna Marshall, Harriet Dawson, Hannah Routly, Lydia Uglow, Emily Kane, Naomi Gillies, Mica Sturdy, Sophie Clare, Laura Champ and Florence Pillman. They were a wonderful year group, and clearly had fond memories of their time together. In the words of the girls:

‘After leaving school in 2012 we all heading in different directions, however, we have managed to stay firm friends. This weekend 10 of us have managed to get together and we wanted to share this with you, as we have been reminiscing about our school days. Our year are the ones that donated the large clock (now seen in the dining room) as ‘the class that was always late!’ We have all been friends since meeting at St Joseph’s, some friendships were made as early as Year 3. Even though some of us get to regularly see each other, due to living in London, it’s not often we can get together. This weekend we have managed to organise a small reunion and 10 of us managed to make it. We had such a special weekend sharing memories about our time at St Joseph’s. We chatted about the adventures of our Duke of Edinburgh award with Mrs Gibson, choir performances with Mrs Mann, speech and drama with Mrs Hayward, history projects with Mrs White, story time with Mr Chalmers, rounders on the school field and some very long prize giving speeches. Attached is a picture from our weekend and here is a little bit of what we are all doing now!”

Harriet- Studying for a PhD in Earth Science at Imperial College London.
Lorna- A Norland Nanny in London
Laura- Currently a Vet at Castle Vets in Launceston.
Mica- The Host manager at Glazebrook House Hotel in Devon.
Lydia- A demi chef de parti working at ‘Pretty Sweet London’.
Hannah- A Seasonal ecologist
Naomi – Talent coordinator at MTV London
Sophie- A Marketing Events Officer in the Mayors’ office London.
Florence- A Civil servant in the Ministry Of Defence.
Emily- Graphic designer in Berlin.

Thank you for being in touch girls – it is wonderful to see the diverse carers you have followed after St Joseph’s. Please do keep in touch! If there are any other alumni getting together, or wanting to get in touch, please do let us know your news – we are always keen to hear what former pupils are up to in the world beyond St Jo’s.