Happy New Year!

January 3rd, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

Happy New Year 🎉

We are looking forward to welcoming all pupils back to school on Tuesday 8th January 2019 for the start of our Spring Term!

We have some exciting events taking place this month:

Taster Day for children currently in Year 6 to spend the day in our Senior School on Friday 25th January. This Taster Day is for those considering entry into Year 7 in September 2019.

Our Scholarship Day will be taking place on Saturday 26th January. Scholarships are available from age 7+. Academic, Sport, Music and Art Scholarships are available.

We are also holding a Senior School Open Evening on Wednesday 30th January. If you are considering entry into Year 7, 8 or 9 please do come along to find out more.

If you would like any information on any of the above events please do get in touch registrar@stjosephscornwall.co.uk

Junior Head Pupil Team

December 12th, 2018 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | Head Pupil Blog | News - (0 Comments)

Each year in the Junior School we select our prefect team who are led by the Head Boy and Girl and the Deputy Head boy and Girl. After much careful consideration from staff throughout the school we were very pleased to award the role Head Boy to Indiana Worth, Head Girl to Ella Hodgson, Deputy Head Boy to Oscar Amankwah and Deputy Head Girl to Phoebe Blatchford Cooper.

They will be carrying out a wide range of responsibilities throughout the year including assisting in assemblies, showing visitors around the school and attending many events over the course of the year.

They have done a fantastic job in the first term and I am extremely proud of all the hard work they have put into their roles. In my first year as Head of Junior School I am very lucky to have such a strong Head Pupils team to help me out.

Indiana and Ella have written a short piece about their initial experiences of being Head Girl and Boy.

We are very proud to be Head Boy and Head Girl for 2018-2019. It is a great responsibility. We are looking forward to showing prospective families around the school and doing speeches. We look forward to helping as much as we can from inspiring people to knocking on the staffroom door at the end of break time.

We look forward to helping others when they need it the most. Our last event was reading prayers at the Harvest Festival. We are excited to help look after new pupils and all the events to come. The teachers also rely on us to do other general things to help out with around the school including setting up the hall for assemblies and holding open the door and welcoming people to our events.

Senior Head Pupil Team

December 12th, 2018 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | Head Pupil Blog | News - (0 Comments)

Following a very stringent application process at the end of last year, Mr Matthews and I were delighted to appoint the Senior School Head Pupil Team in September for the 2018/19 academic year.  They have now had almost a term in post and, I am pleased to report that all is going very well.

Our Head Girl, Lucy Dickson has, since her arrival at St Joseph’s, been an exemplary student. Lucy’s counterpart for the boys is Joe Allen, a young man who has addressed the role of Head Boy with a determination he formerly exhibited in his Ten Tors training. Their deputies are Morwenna Parkhouse and Alec Macdonald for the girls and boys respectively; both students ably complement the Head Girl and Head Boy, bringing with them much in the form of organisational and personal skills.

Supporting the head pupils we have six prefects, each with a particular area of responsibility: Millie Turner and Liberty Scott for charity; Livi Bolton and Nico Gruzdev for junior/senior liaison and Shani Harbour and Torin Lipscombe for media.

Already this term the charity prefects have helped to organise and run fundraising events for Children in Need, the Cornwall Air Ambulance and The Royal British Legion; Livi and Nico have been involved with open evenings and transition days for years 5 and 6 and transition days and Shani and Torin have been canvassing material to help run some of the social media feeds we have here in school.

Of course, as well as these specific duties, the life of a prefect is never a quiet one. They are all excellent ambassadors for St Joseph’s on a daily basis; they lead the way for younger pupils by being positive role-models: each mentors a year group and they carry out duties, such as supporting prep, to assist staff and develop their leadership qualities. Joe, Alec, Morwenna and Lucy represented the school at Launceston’s town Remembrance Day commemoration, and amongst their additional duties they will be reading in the Service of Lessons and Carols that brings the Christmas term to a suitably festive conclusion.

Well done to all of those selected for these positions of responsibility. They for a key part of St Joseph’s life, and serve as role models for pupils throughout the school.

Little Elves Baking Mince Pies!

December 12th, 2018 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

Yesterday the little Year 1 and Reception Class elves were busy making mince pies with head elf Mrs Louise Holmes!


Christmas Entertainment

December 12th, 2018 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Music | News - (0 Comments)

A fantastic afternoon was had by all fortunate to attend the 2018 Christmas Entertainment afternoon at St
Joseph’s. Residents of local care and residential homes joined grandparents of St Joseph’s children for an afternoon of carols and Christmas singing, followed up by a festive quiz and all topped off with mince pies, tea and coffee.

The audience were initially treated to music from Canzonetta, the Boys’ Choir and the Chamber Choir, all of whom sounded fabulous. This was followed by a very impressive rendition of The Holly and the Ivy, which showed just how accomplished the choirs were in relation to the less trained singers, and rounded off with carols with which everyone participated.

It was also a pleasure to welcome back Janet Worsnip, a teacher who is a very important part of St Joseph’s school history. She taught biology and science at the school for many years, and was very pleased to be back. Mr Scott said of Miss Worsnip “I know how highly she was regarded during her time here from those who taught with her. It was a privilege to see her back in school, and it is because of teachers like her that the school has such a proud past.”

The children then served their guests as they enjoyed the festive food. All agreed it was a very successful afternoon’s entertainment, and a great chance for faces from St Joseph’s past and present to share some seasonal joy.