On behalf of the Governors, Staff and Children, I extend a warm welcome to you and your child and hope that your years at St. Joseph’s School will be happy and fruitful ones.
St. Joseph’s is an oversubscribed, high achieving and forward thinking school which strives to bring out the best in all children. Working in partnership with parents, we aim to nurture your children towards reaching their full potential and see them grow into considerate, well rounded and confident individuals. The Gospel values of love and respect are at the heart of everything we do.
We hope you find our school website helpful and that it answers many of your questions about our school.
Miss M. J. Tate Headteacher
At St. Joseph’s, through God’s love we accept challenges, value and celebrate achievements, show respect, and nurture the potential in ourselves and in others.
ICT club is run after school on a Monday. Children from Years 4,5 and 6 are invited to join. The children learn skills and how to use new programs. They have a great time and learn so many new things each week! We have learnt how to making multimedia movies. Have fun!
Once a week, after school, the children meet for netball club. One of our parents, Mrs Palleschi, with support from Mrs Casey-Burnett help the children to develop and practise new skills, which they then use to play matches against other local schools.
Once a week there is a lunchtime training session for children who play for the school teams. These children are dedicated and train hard. We have some excellent footballers in our teams this year!
North East Football Academy
All of our courses are fun based. We aim to try to teach basic football skills but incorporating a fun elements to the sessions. The children will have the opportunity to play small sided football matches, be involved in penalty shoot-outs and also football based games. At the end of each term, trophies are given out to the children who have displayed the best attitudes.
All of our courses are available to children from Year 2 upwards.
Guitar club is run after school by Mrs O'Brien. Small groups of children from years 4, 5 and 6 are invited to join. The children learn musical notation alongside learning the guitar. They have a great time and learn so many new things each week! We often have the children perform their skills in assemblies.
Dance club is all about getting fit whlist having fun at the same time! The children learn steps and construct dances, to a variety of different modern music. They will often perform what they have learnt in front of the whole school! This club is not only great fun but helps to increase confidence and co-ordination whlist impacting of general fitness levels
Art is aimed at a different group of children each term. The children work with many different varieties of media, both 2-d and 3-d. Our Art Club provides wonderful opportunities for the children to have imaginative, creative and often messy FUN! We aim to enhance the children's skills in painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture by exposing them to the wide range of art materials and resources we have in our school.
Choir meets once a week in within school time. All children from Key Stage Two who have an interest in developing their singing skills are invited to join. Pupils are given opportunities to sing a variety of suitable material. The emphasis is on achieving high standards in singing while having fun with music.
Once a week, after school, the children meet for tag rugby club. Mr Sharp runs the club and is helping the children learn new skills, which they then use to play matches against other local schools.
Recorder club is run after school on a Monday. Children from Years 2 and 3 are invited to join. The children are taught basic recorder skills and learn simple tunes and rounds. The children often perform in Key Stage assemblies and they really enjoy this.
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
12.45 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.
9.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m. - 10.45 a.m.
1.00 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.
There is a breaktime of 10 minutes for KS1 children during the afternoon.