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.

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)

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.

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