Revision Classes- Easter Holidays Revision 2015

To all Year 11 pupils

Please find below the Year 11 Revision timetable that some of your teachers are offering during the Easter holidays.  If you are able to attend please do so as it could make all the difference in helping you to achieve a better grade in the Summer GCSE exams.

Please speak to the relevant class teachers to confirm start times and that you will be attending.

Many thanks
Mr Hughes


Revision Classes- Easter Holidays Revision 2015

Year 11 Rugby League County Cup Final

Unfortunately we were beaten 32-22 by St Benedict’s in the County Cup Final on Wednesday night. (25/03/15).

It was a fantastic game of rugby which thoroughly entertained the sell out crowd.  We started off the game by conceding two early tries making the score 12-0 after 5 minutes. However we hit back with a try in the corner by Connor Walker making it 12-6. Unfortunately St Benedicts scored again 5 minutes later taking the score to 18- 6.

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Anselm Kiefer Art Workshop

After school on Thursday we took part in an Art workshop led by Mark Gibbs from Tullie House. We started by looking at various pieces of art by German Artist Anselm Kiefer. We looked at the themes and techniques he used. We were then set to make our own pieces based on Anselm Kiefer’s style. We used different materials including: oil pastels, paint, and newspapers and magazines. To create final pieces there was lots of experimenting with different methods and ripping up newspapers.

To finish, all the work was placed out to see. Some work kept with Anselm Kiefer’s quite sombre colour schemes but others went in the opposite direction and were bright and bold. All in all, the workshop was fun and inspirational.

By Emily Connell

Congratulations Luke!

Well done to everyone who attended the Comic, Manga and Illustration Workshop on World Book Day. Luke Byrne in year 10 won a Kindle Fire HD for producing an outstanding comic.

Our continuing progress in creating financially capable young people

St Joseph’s has been working with pfeg (the Personal Finance Education Group) to become a Centre of Excellence in Financial Education. As a Business and Enterprise College we believe that alongside developing enterprise capability we need to develop financial capability, as this is all part of enabling our students to become independent and confident young people.

A whole range of financial decisions are awaiting our students as they enter adult life – whether it is understanding their first payslip, opening a bank or savings account or managing household bills for the first time. They are going to need the skills, knowledge and confidence to manage money well.

That is why we are so pleased to be taking steps towards becoming a pfeg Centre of Excellence in Financial Education. We look forward to seeing the difference this will make to our students.

Year 7 Netball Champions!

A report by Hannah Kurzyk O’DonnellYear 7 Netball Team
What a fantastic time we had at the netball tournament. I am so proud of our team for not only winning EVERY match, but for being great sportswomen. No matter what we did we agreed with the umpire’s decision and worked together as a team to win!
Beating so many teams from across Allerdale and Copeland made not only me but our coach, Miss Kaye, very proud. Every time we won a match we gained confidence for the next; when goals were scored against us it made us want to win more!
The final game was the most exciting, we led for the first half, then Keswick pulled it right back to a 4-4 draw at the final whistle. We had to play an extra 2 minutes – which was nail-biting – we had an injury but also 2 fantastic goals which secured the win 6-4.
I believe we haven’t had the best of results in the league since September – so we went in to this tournament excited but not expecting to win. Our enthusiasm and teamwork combined to give us the victory overall. I am so proud of every individual player who made up our team.
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My Twickenham Experience by Aidan White

On Saturday 14th February I travelled all the way to Twickenham to watch the England versus Italy Six Nations Rugby Match. I had taken part in a school competition to design a new school rugby shirt and I was invited to Twickenham not only to watch the match to be presented with the shirt and meet pupils from other schools who had also designed a shirt. It was hard to believe it was actually happening because it is one of the biggest stadiums in the world and I was allowed to stand on the pitch to represent my school. I was over the moon when I got told by my Mam and Dad that I had been selected to go.

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‘Rich Man, Poor Man’, Tuesday 17th March

Will you make a place for a child like ‘Gift’ at your table?


Raffle tickets are being sold at 20p each – break and lunch times – and at Monday break time six will be drawn. These winners will eat a ‘Rich man’s’ delicious meal of several courses while all around them we are invited to have a ‘Poor man’s’ meal of soup and bread (there will be a choice of soups). Packed lunch pupils can make a donation (there will be a basket on the day). Continue reading

D&T Rotary BAe Rotary Competition Contestants

IMG_3174Well done to all students who represented the school at the Rotary Tournament.
Unfortunately no winners this year but a close Second place by Year 9.

You all did very well and there is always next year to enter again.

Thanks also to Miss Keevil for taking you.