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Today’s Message – 4th January 2020

Dear Parents,

I apologise for the very late message.

We have decided to pause the COVID testing due to the announcement this evening.

I would like to thank all of the volunteers who so kindly gave up their time to be trained and to set up today.

I hope that we might be able to offer testing again nearer to our return to school, whenever that might be.

I hope all our St Joseph’s family is well. We will be in contact tomorrow about work and GCSEs.

Keep safe,

Jacky Kennedy

Today’s Message – Sunday 3rd January 2021

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! This is my first daily message on a Sunday but it is important that you know what is happening. I did email last week also. It is worth noting that if the Government adjust their plans, we will have to change ours.  I speak for all the staff when I say that we would prefer that everyone was back this week and we were all in school together at St Joseph’s. #family

Monday 4th is staff training. We are meeting online. No staff are in school.

Tuesday 5th testing begins for staff and Year 11 in the hall. The programme is on our website. Reception is open from Tuesday, if you need to call us.

Wednesday 6th testing continues. Provision for key workers  and other students  begins: 9.30-2pm. If you wish to book your child, please email Heads of Year will phone some families to offer school provision. Online work and teaching starts. More information on Monday’s message.

Thursday 7th testing continues. Provision for key workers etc. 9.30-2pm.

Friday 8th provision for Key workers etc. 9.30-2pm.

Year 11 return Monday 11th January, all school Monday 18th January. Mock exams are going ahead..

Remember, you do not have to have a test.

Best wishes to everyone. Please email tutors or Heads of Year if you need anything. will answer password issues.

Miss Kennedy

Mobile Devices

If you need to connect your own device to our new system it needs to be reset first.

Reset Windows 10 =
Restore your iPad to factory settings =

Once it has reset connect to your WiFi.

Windows 10Laptop/Tablet = “Setup for an Organisation” and use your school email and password (Guide)

Apple iPad = use your school email and password to register the device with Apple


Now the device should connect to Lightspeed Systems.


Any problems, please bring your device to the Network Team Office next to IT2 (Mr Yeomans).

Your device must support Wi-Fi (802.11ac)

Daily Message

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to Jessica Irving in Year 10 who has won the ‘Autumn in Workington’  photography competition! Her photograph of Harrington Beach was a well deserved first place. Also congratulations to Melissa McKenzie and Marwa Abdulkareem who have won the Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition. Well done to all three students!

We have had a third positive case in Year 11. Year 11 have not been in school since last Thursday. The year group are due back in school next Thursday 19th November.

Thank you to you all for providing packed lunches. Again, we wish all students recovering at home a speedy recovery.

Thank you to Mrs Fowler who made all the staff a mince pie today. They were delicious.

Please keep safe at home this weekend,

Jacky Kennedy

Thank you

We would like to thank Superfish in Workington for going above and beyond for our community when we had to close the school yesterday.  They kindly, and generously, offered to provide hot meals for our pupils on Free School Meals to ensure everyone ate yesterday.

Thank you Superfish!

We have another positive case in Year 9. This student has not been in school since last week, so this case does not affect any other students in school. We wish him and the others a speedy recovery.

Our students adapted fabulously today to the packed lunch arrangements. Thank you for changing your routines to allow this to happen.

If you are passing on Harrington Road, you will see our first canopy covering the yard.

Jacky Kennedy

Classic Book Review

We have started to review our schools chosen ‘24 classic novels’. Both staff and students are getting involved. To begin, Mr Nevitt has provided us with a review of ‘The Time Machine’ by H.G WELLS.

Watch the video to discover more!

If you feel you would like to review one of the books below, please send your review, via email, to Mrs Miller.

#Living #Loving #Learning #Reviewing