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Afternoon Teas

Instead of our annual Christmas Pensioners’ Party, Mr Nevitt and colleagues will be delivering 44 Afternoon Teas to friends of the school across Workington, many of whom are past pupils of St Joseph’s. Thankyou to Sandra and her team and to Mr Nevitt who has organised this event.
I hope everyone enjoys their tea!


St Joseph’s School Sports Development Officer Mr Wise is very excited to announce that he will be hosting another exciting week of Sports camp in the lead up to Christmas. This will be the ideal way to get the children out and about whilst getting that Christmas shopping done!

Although the current Coronavirus restrictions mean things are still different from our normal holiday activities we are again determined to provide a high energy week of educational, competitive and fun Sport to burn off that pre-Christmas excess energy.

Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and the need to adhere to strict Government and Sport England guidance places will be limited and we can only take full 3 day bookings.

Mr Wise has listed below the plans for the  week, what we are offering, the costs and how to book:

DATES: Monday the 21st to Wednesday the 23rd of December 2020

AGE GROUPS:  Ages 4 to 6

Ages 7 and over


  • PLACES AVAILABLE: 15 places per group (working with 1 Coach per group).
  • ACTIVITIES & LOCATION: ALL sessions will be Multi Sports (a mixture of lots of different Sports such as Football, Dodgeball, Tennis, Athletics, Cricket etc) and will take part in the Sports Hall or on the Astro pitch (weather permitting).
  • COST & TIMES:  Each day will be from 10am to 2pm

                             Cost for the whole week is £36.00 per child. This must be paid in advance to secure your child’s place.

  • BOOKING: To make a booking either call Mr Wise on 07742547767 or email: Once booked on Mr Wise will be in touch to arrange safe collection of your booking fees.

Places will be allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis with reserve lists created in case restrictions are lifted and we are allowed to allocate more places.


A final message from Mr Wise:

“Our Summer holiday and October half term camps were very well supported and we had such a great time”. “The Christmas camps are the ideal way to see the year out on a high with lots of fantastic and fun sporting activities”.

“Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible”!

Learners of the week

Our learners of the week are as follows:

Ellis Dempster who was nominated by performing arts. Ellis was nominated as in every lesson Ellis works extremely hard and is determined to make outstanding progress. His hard work and determination are paying off. Well done Ellis!

Olivia Bigrigg was nominated by science as she has taken responsibility for her own learning by asking for additional resources to revise for an upcoming test. She consistently works well in lessons and puts in 100% effort. Well done!

Well done to both winners and to all the nominees.

Learners of the Week

Our learners of the week were both nominated by maths this week.

Demi-Lea Small was nominated by Mr Morgan who said “I’ve been really impressed by Demi’s attitude and resilience recently. She has taken the advice that I have given her on board and stuck with new topics rather than giving up because it is difficult. This has meant that she has learned expanding brackets and has done very well on her RYG.”

Nikita Batsford was nominated by Miss Taylor for her fantastic work and contributions in maths.

Well done to both winners and to all the nominees.


Learners of the Week

Our learner of the week for KS3 was Ava Steel.  Ava was nominated by performing arts for working hard and challenging herself in every lesson and as a result is making outstanding progress in music.  Well done Ava!

For KS4 the learner of the week was Riley Wilkinson. Riley was nominated by English as he has shown such a passion for learning of The Sign of Four and has been actively engaged in lessons, which has led him to be successful in gaining a sound understanding of the novella.  Well done Riley and also to all the other nominees.

Creative Media Hub

A first look at our new Creative Media Hub. At St Joseph’s we believe that practical subjects are really important and so we have invested in our curriculum to make sure that all students have access to creative and practical lessons. In this room our photography, art and media lessons will take place once the computers are wired up!

Thanks to all who have made this possible.

Learners of the Week

Our learners of the week for the last two weeks for KS3 are Luke Sandelands and Lorna O’Neil.  Luke was nominated by history for his fantastic work in lessons and at home and a great attitude to school.  Well done Luke! Lorna was nominated by English for consistently doing her best in every lesson and working incredibly well in her group, often contributing a great deal. Well done Lorna!

For KS4 the learners of the week are Mikaela Southwell and Lauren Moore. Both were nominated by science. Mikaela was nominated for her excellent attitude in science.  Lauren was nominated for 100% on every piece of seneca homework set in the term. Well done to both of them and all the nominees.