St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Chapel Street Devonport Plymouth PL1 4DJ +44 (0) 1752 563185 Mobile 07794165080

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24th March - New newsletter out today
20th March - St Joseph's Day Inter House Football Tournament. Starting with the younger children at 1.30pm. Special guests from Plymouth Argyle will be in attendance. Parents welcome.

19th March is St Joseph's Day. We will celebrate Mass at 10.00.

5th March - Ash Wednesday Mass will start at 11.30

27th February - New newsletter out today including reminder for parents evening next week and mufti for Mardi Gras Day plus pancake race on Tuesday.

13th February - Last day of the school term today. back to school on Monday 24th February.

11th February is Safer Internet Day - Please check out the advice for parents from the 'ThinkUKnow' website on our safeguarding page under Important Information.

7th February - Sadly today is the day that we say goodbye to Mr Wilson. Good luck in Australia.

5th February - Our hockey players retained the Devonport Schools Trophy.

29th January - New newsletter out today

28th January - Congratulations to our footballers. They won their league today and have qualified to compete against the top ten schools in Plymouth tomorrow.

15th January - Football match postponed until next Wednesday

6th January - Back to School. Swimming for years 3 & 4. Bus leaves school at 8.50.

19th December - Christmas Party Day - Mufti for all

18th December - International Christmas Fair 2.30pm - Thanks very much to those who attended £313.13 was taken which will mean we will have great resources for our next big International Event - Mardi Gras

13th December- new newsletter out today. In the school performance tables we came second out of all the schools in Plymouth.

6th December - St Nicholas's Day Mufti to raise funds for an orphanage in Jordan. £88.01 raised thank you

5th December - Football - Cup match at home v Stowford all support welcome

2nd December- New newsletter out today including Nativity Play ticket request form

28th November - Military Wives Choir at St Joseph's. We were very lucky today to be visited by 7 members of the Military Wives Choir. Thanks to our HMS Heroes group fro inviting them.

25th November - Cross Country event for years 3 and 4. Well done to Sway who came 8th out of over 60 girls.

21st November - Real treat for years 5 & 6 today as author Kit Wright visited them. Class 2 joined in as they had studied one of his books last week !

21st November: Good opportunity this weekend.
Kids Bike Sale
When: Saturday 30th November 10:00-13:00
What: Full serviced bikes (Up to 20” wheel) priced from £10-£25
24” wheel bikes from £30
BMXs from £40
Where: Bikespace CIC Bike Recycling and Education Project
Unit 7 Riverside Business Park
New Passage Hill
For more information contact us on: 01752 500211 or

18th November - New newsletter out today

15th November Thankyou for your generosity at such short notice. As of Friday afternoon we had raised £118.02 for the Phillipines Fund and £107.28 for Children in Need

13th November - Mufti day on Friday 15th - you choose whether to support Children in Need, Phillipines Fund or both.
13th November - New newsletter out today. New tarcksuit tops ready to order.
23rd October
Two cleaners are required at St Joseph's. The advert can be seen as a link on the newsletter tab.

21st October New newsletter out today

14th October - NUT & NAS/UWT Strike Action- No teachers have informed me of their intention to take industrial action on Thursday 17th so we expect the school to be open as normal.

11th October - What a great turn out for the end of Book Week all of the children looked great as their book characters.

4th October - David Lawrence Jones, author of the Bradley Baker trilogy visits St Josephs. See the pictures under Class Info.

25th September - Maths Theme Day-

23rd September- Thank youto the children who attended and to Mrs Bartram for organising such a lovely Mass yesterday.

Harvest Mass will now be on Sunday 22nd. School uiniform to be worn please.

6th September - New newsletter out today.

Children return to school on Wednesday 4th September.

17th July School Dinner Menu Change

On Wednesday 17th July we will be having a ‘leavers’ lunch’. The year 6 children have chosen the menu and their sophisticated palates have gone for –
Macaroni Cheese
Jacket potato with cheese and beans

Followed by Ice Cream and Jelly

This will replace the published menu for all children.

12th July - Evening percormance of Evacuees
!!th July Leavers' Mass
20th June- Congratulations to our athletes yesterday .Six out of eighteen children came home with a medal including first for our younger boys relay team. We also were the boys field event champions !
13th June New newsletter out today
13th June SPORTS DAY POSTPONED until Friday 28th
14th June
Sports Day - First race at 1.45. Don't forget to wear your house colours to school.
St Peter's - Blue
St Paul's - Red
St Theresa's - Green
St Bernadette's - Yellow
5th June
Congratulations to our basketball team. Second in the Stoke Damerel family competition
3rd June
Back to school today
16th May
New newsletter out today
9th May
Congratulations to our Yr 1 & 2 footballers winners of the Stoke Damerel tournament.
5th May
Congratulations to the seven first Holy Communicants today.
19th April
Well done to Alfie in Class 5 for winning the overall Times Tables Challenge. The Key Stage 1 winner was Samuel and Isabella won the Foundation Stage trophy. Year group winners were Caitlin, Xavi, Eli, Alfie, Connie and Bartosz.
18th April
New newsletter out today- new build, class photos, buddy lunch, basketball success,
13th April- School will reopen on Monday 15th. Classes 1,2,4 & 5 will all be in new rooms. Lining up and other arrangements can be found on the expansion page under the important information tab.
27th March- The year 3 & 4 basketball team won the local tournament despite having no coaching!
19th March - Happy St Joseph's Day.
We brought back an old tradition today and offered the children an ice cream treat in honour of our patron saints feast day.
15th March - New newsletter out today
11th March - Red Nose Day on Friday - non uniform day, wear mad colours instead.
11th March - Reconciliation Service 11.00 on Wednesday in St Joseph's Church.
1st March - New newsletter out today
27th Feb- Year 3 & 4 Stoke Damerel Academic Council Football Champions
26th Feb- Parents Evening letter out today. Also available to download on recent issues page under the newsletter tab.
14th Feb - Congratulations to our hockey players, first and second place in the local schools tournament.
6th Feb- Well done to the netball team, they won their league and came 5th overall out of all the schools in Plymouth.
5th Feb - New newsletter out today
1st Feb - Circus Skills treat day for good behaviour
18th Jan
decision about opening will be made as soon as site safety and staff availability are known, text message will be sent.
15th January - New newsletter out today
7th January - Back to School
20th & 21st December
Both non-uniform days no payment required
18th December
New newsletter out today
12th December
Admin / ICT vacancy. Apologies but there have been complications around role profiles for this post which have delayed the appointment process.
7th December
Second newsletter of the week out today
6th December
Netball Champs Again - Well done to our netball team who narrowly won the Devonport Schools competition today.
5th December
New newsletter out today including Nativity tickets application
23rd November
Years 5 & 6 make first Skype contact with our partner school in Anguilla in the Caribbean.
19th November
New Newsletter out today. Anti Bullying Week - see links under Important Information Tab
12th November
Act of Worship date change. This Friday 16th Class 5, next Friday 23rd Class 2.
9th November
All children who averaged 1.5 or below for behaviour ratings to be rewarded with Pictures and Pyjamas afternoon.
7th November
National School dinners week, roast day today
5th November
New newsletter out today
Back to school
25th October
Tag Rugby Competition Champs, played 3 won 3
24th October
Parents Evening 5.45 - 7pm
18th October Football Result -
Morice Town 1 - 4 St Joseph's. Well done boys and girl !
15th October - Harvest Mass - Many thanks to all of the families who came along to make the Harvest Mass such a success.
13th October
New newsletter out today
21st September
SUMMER FAIR TODAY 5pm Mufti for any children who bring in any kind of donation for the fair.
17th September
New newsletter out today
11th September
PGL Update - texts out not working on school mobile but it can recieve when in an area with reception. I will try to put regular updates on here until the text situation is sorted out
11.30 - Most children slept ok ! Scrambled egg and sausages for brekkie. Set off to the beach but it was too windy so the PGL staff decided it was unsafe so we are now back on site doing alternative activities. Body boarding rescheduled for Friday morning. Everybody happy.

4th September
Please click on the link below to find out about arrangements in school from tomorrow.
Children return to school on Wednesday 5th September


July 2nd - Parents Questionnaire sent out, please return by Friday 13th.

July 1st - Please remember 'Old Shoes Day' on Wednesday for Operation Sunshine.

June 29th - Congratulations to St Peter's winners of Sports Day for the first time in Mrs Way's considerable memory !

June 28th - New newsletter out today

June 18th - Class 3 Act of Worship changed from June 29th to 3pm on Friday June 22nd.

New Sports Day date June 29th


14th May Yr6 SATS start today. Good luck to all.

9th May - Olympic Torch Workshop tomorrow. Don't forget your bottle !

17th April - Class photos day

16th April - Back to school today

1st April - Apologies to those of you who fell for the Easter Egg April Fool's trick.

26th March - The times tables competition will reach its climax this Wednesday.

26th March - Next term's menu can be found on the Important Information page

26th March - Menu change- there will be a special Easter menu this Thursday with Roast Chicken or Spring Vegetable Tart followed by Easter Biscuit ot Muffin.

22nd March - St Paul's are the new Inter House Football Champions. That means every house now has their name on the trophy.

12th March - New newsletter out today

7th March
Top Netball School in Plymouth. Today we came second in the Plate competition at the Devon Winter Games coming highest out of the four school chosen to represent Plymouth at the event

6th 7th & 8th March - Parents Evenings

24/2 New newsletter out today

7/2 Safer Internet Day - Go to our learning links page and try the links to ThinkuKnow and CEOPs for advice on how to keep your children safe while they are online.

20 /1 New newsletter out today

19/1 Tempest photographer in school for individual and family shots on Tuesday 24th from 8.30 for pre schoolers.

6/1 New newsletter out today

3/1 Welcome back and happy new year.

12/12 New Newsletter out today

2/12 New newsletter out today including ticket applications for the Nativity plays.

The school will be closed due to industrial action on Nov 30th

28/11 Traffic disruption imminent.see newsletter page.

24/11 New newsletter out today

22/11 Go to Learning Links for a link to CAFODs Interactive Advent Calendar

15/11 New Newsletter out today

14/11 Anti Bullying Week begins today. The school council will review our anti bullying policy at the end of the week. Look at the Newsletter page for our current definition. Our Anti Bullying Policy can be found as part of our Good Behaviour Policy on the Important Information tab.

7/11 School Dinners rise in price to £2 from tomorrow.

7/11 New Newsletter out today.

21/10 Champions Again. Football this time, the boys won all three games at Brickfields today to win the Devonport Trophy. Aggregate score 18-6.
Not bad for a day when they were not even supposed to be in school !

14/10 New newsletter out today

5/10 We have a vacancy for a Meal Time Assistant and we would like to appoint before half term. If you are interested please contact Miss Couzins for an aplication pack to be returned by Friday 14th October.

5/10 Letter about possible expansion sent out. Click the link below for a copy.

5/10 New newsletter out today

3/10 York St and Fore St now closed due to roadworks. Please allow extra time when dropping off or collecting your children.

30/9 New newsletter out today

28/9 Change of Date - Harvest Mass now October 9th

16/9 New Newsletter out today.

9/9 See Calendar - List of Dates, for important events this term.

6/9 New Newsletter out today.

Roadworks on Chapel St.
There may be delays around school next week as there are roadworks slowing up traffic on Chapel St and Fore St. Pedestrians also need to be careful as many cars are avoiding the jam by driving down York St (the lane passing the main gate onto Chapel St Ope.)

Temporary part time TA Vacancy
See Newsletter page

Back to School - The children return to school on Tuesday 6th September.

21st July Last day of term. Finish at 3.30 as usual.

18th July Disco 5-7pm - no parking on site


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