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TES Schools Awards 2021

#SJCHS is celebrating being shortlisted in two categories in the TES awards: Best use of Technology for Mrs Williams who designed a Lockdown IT course for our students and Miss Kennedy for her work during this past year in managing COVID etc.

Fingers crossed for the announcement on the 25th June.

Well done St Joseph’s  – so proud of everything we do #Living #Loving #Learning #Excited



St Joseph’s School Sports Development Officer Mr Wise is very excited and relieved to announce that our fun-filled holiday activities are back for the Whit half term break!

With Coronavirus restrictions starting to ease and the country starting to open back up again we are still remaining cautious with 2 bubble groups of children and are still taking full week bookings only but we are very optimistic that the 4 week Summer holiday camps will be fully back to normal with day bookings available and a variety of other activities available too.

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 4 day bookings.

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

DATES: Tuesday the 1st to Friday the 4thof June 2021.

AGE GROUPS:  Ages 4 to 6

                          Ages 7 and over

PLACES AVAILABLE: 20 places per group.

ACTIVITIES & LOCATION: ALL sessions will be Multi Sports (2 or 3 sports per day including Football, Tennis, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics, Dodgeball, Benchball etc….) and will take part in the Sports Hall or on the Astro pitch.

COST & TIMES:  Each day will be from 10am to 2pm

                             Cost for the whole week is £48.00 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 if required.

A final message from Mr Wise:

“It will be so good to get back to holiday activity here at St Joseph’s and my Coaches and myself are very much looking forward to a brilliant 4 days of sporting action, making new friends and having a great time ”.

“Looking forward to seeing you again”!

Mr Wise

Weekly Message

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a lovely Easter. From now I will write a weekly message to parents.

The Year 9 Options Website with information about subjects will open on Monday 19th April.


Year 9: Thursday 29th April – Year 9 Options & Progress Evening (non -core subjects) online. Your students all have access to the Options website with subject information. This information contains videos from staff which is why it is on our students’ section.

From 4.00pm until 7.00pm

Opens for bookings on Thursday 22nd April at 9.00am. More information to follow on how to book in.

Closes for bookings on Wednesday 28th April at 2.00pm

Year 9: Thursday 6th May – Year 9 Core Subjects ( Eng, Maths, Science and RE)  Progress Evening online


From 4.00pm until 7.00pm

Opens for bookings on Thursday  29th April at 9.00am. More information to follow on how to book in

Closes for bookings on Wednesday 5th May at 2.00pm

Advance Notice Year 7 Parents Evening: 8th July.

Advance Notice Year 10 Parents Evening: to be arranged in June.

Year 11: We are planning that Year 11 will be with us  untilFriday May 28th.

Year 10: We are offering a 30 minute catch up Science lesson at 2.45 every Thursday until the summer. This is compulsory for all students in Year 10. Therefore for Year 10 school will finish at 3.15. English will be planned next.

Miss Kennedy

World Poetry Day 2021

World Poetry Day 2021

Thank you to all the members of our St. Joseph’s family who volunteered to share their favourite poems with the children. We’ve got a varied collection – Mario Yeoman’s rendition of Chaucer’s ‘The General Prologue’ in Middle English, Ange O’Donnell’s beautiful ‘Sea Fever,’ Graeme Simpson’s absolute classic ‘If,’ Gemma Ward’s ‘Atlas’ and last but not least, MiHwa Kim reading a Korean poem, ‘Flowers.’