SJCHS Classic Book Reviews

As promised we are continuing with our SJCHS classic book reviews!

Mrs Ward has shared her love of the classic novel ‘Of mice and men’ this week.

Here are our 24 chosen ‘classic novels.’ Books our students are encouraged to take the opportunity to read:

Overview for students:

*Each book has a quiz attached. Staff have created these quizzes and should be completed once the book has been read.

* Rewards are given for good completion of the quiz.

Students  are now encouraged to access the ebook library catalogue online.  The classics can be found here.

Please see Mrs Wylie once you have read the classic book. A quiz can be emailed to you.

I would love to hear what you are reading. Email me to let me know which novel you have chosen and why?!

Mrs Miller

#encouraging #Leading  #Learning  #Supporting.

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

Congratulations to students who have won awards in English this term!

Christmas Creative Writing Competition
Students in KS3 have completed some Christmas creative writing over the last week which was judged by SLT. There were so many fantastic entries it was hard to choose!
The winners of the competition were:
Year 7: Elijah McDonald
Year 8: Max Mcallister
Year 9: Billy Walker
Well done to the winners of the competition and well done to all of you who entered – fantastic work.
Read for Sucess
This week awards have been given out by teachers for our ‘Read for Success’ scheme at KS3.
Those who were awarded their certificates have shown a passion for reading this term and recognise the importance of reading regularly, but most importantly, enjoying reading!
There have been some brilliant discussions about the books being read by our students.
Well done!
Just a reminder that if you require a reading book, please check out the Library system on the school website where you can browse our school library virtually and reserve a book. This book will then be delivered to you in form time.
If you would like any book recommendations, please email your English teacher or our school librarian Mrs Wylie will be happy to help!
Director of English Awards
In addition to those winning awards for ‘Read for Success’, some of our students were also nominated for a ‘Director of English’ award from Mrs Fillingham. Well done to those students who were nominated. Your hard work and dedication in English has not gone unnoticed this term ⭐
Year 11
A reminder for Year 11 students that revision material has been uploaded to Teams for you to access for independent revision. If you have any issues accessing the material, please ensure you email your English teacher.
Well done to all of our students for their hard work this term – we are so proud of you!
The English department hope you have a lovely Christmas and a well-earned rest.

Learners of the Week

For key stage 3, the winner was Amber March, who was nominated by Science. She was nominated as since changing class her work has been brilliant. Amber also participates in every lesson and answers lots of questions. Her home learning score this week was also 100%.

For key stage 4, the winner was Kelsie Weir. Kelsie was nominated by Child development as she consistently works hard in class and at home.

Well done to both winners and to all the nominees.

Workington Derwent Rotary Club – Food Parcels

We have received some very generous donations of food parcels from the Workington Derwent Rotary Club. Staff will be delivering the parcels this week.
Mrs Miller’s year 10 class wrote formal letters of thanks to the wonderful members who have helped prepare these parcels.
They have made Christmas that extra bit special. We wish them a peaceful  and blessed Christmas.
From all at St Joseph’s.

Well done

Well done to Caiden Christiansen who has completed a 50 mile jog to raise money for dementia. Cups are awarded for showing care for others.
Caiden’s cup has the word ‘compassion’ written on it.
This is the sixth cup awarded this term to students who show resilience and kindness.
Thankyou Caiden!