Parent Voice

“I would like to invite all parents to a ‘Parent Voice’ meeting in school on Wednesday 4th February, 7pm to 8pm.

Parent Voice was formed to give all parents/guardians an insight into how our school operates, provide a forum for discussion on all things linked to their children’s education, and to support senior staff and governors in the development of school policies and procedures.
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Internet Guide for Parents

‘We know some parents feel confused by the internet – out of their depth, and out of control. Share Aware – the NSPCC campaign for parents of children aged 8-14 – will help to reassure you, and give you everything you need to keep your children safe.

There is straightforward, no-nonsense advice that will untangle the web, and show you how you can be just as great a parent online, as you are the rest of the time. The internet is a great place for children to be. Being Share Aware makes it safer’

Please take time to look at the following links:

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THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

INFORMATION EVENING- YEAR 10 AND 11
THURSDAY 29TH JANUARY 2015- 6.00PM -7.15PM

Dear Parent/Guardian

We would like to invite you to join us next Thursday at ‘The Shape of Things to Come’ event here at St Joseph’s School. We make it a priority to help our students to prepare for life after school; to aim as high as they can and to understand the opportunities  open to them in Post 16 and Post 18 learning and the working world.  We put a lot of time and energy into helping our students best prepare themselves for the world outside our walls. Continue reading

Calling all budding Computer Scientists!

We’ve set up a new Department of Computing Blog to bring you the latest, mind-bogglingly exciting news about Computing technologies and how they shape the world around us!

We’ll be updating it all the time, so there’ll always be something interesting to get your head around.

Want to recommend an article? Email us with an idea or a link and we’ll post it right up there!

Click on the link above, or go to the Department of Computing on the St. Joseph’s Website.

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The Your Life campaign – Formula 100 competition

The Your Life campaign was launched in November 2014 to increase interest in Maths and Physics A Levels.
Maths and Physics are exciting subjects to study as well as choices that can unlock careers full of opportunity, especially with students who do not consider themselves scientists. Technical skills will be crucial for the businesses of tomorrow and in a surprising range of occupations from fashion and sport to film and design.

Your Life’s goal is to raise the uptake of Maths and Physics A Level by 50% over the next three years, ensuring that young people have the Maths and Science skills crucial to succeeding in the jobs of the future.

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Free School Meals

Free School Meals really do matter, yet too many children who are entitled to Free School Meals are not registered for them or choose not to eat them. Many parents do not even realise that their child is entitled to a free school meal.  School meals are a good way to make sure that a child eats well at lunchtime. By claiming Free School Meals, parents can save time and money.

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Lancaster University Language Taster Day

26 Year 8 pupils attended a language taster day at Lancaster University recently. The day was very enjoyable and informative. The pupils learned a variety of phrases in different languages including Italian, Chinese and Latin. They also took part in a Chinese painting and drawing workshop.

Congratulations Carrot Reward Winners

Carrot Rewards Dec 14

Well done to all the latest merit reward winners, especially to Hannah Kurzyk O’Donnell, who achieved the highest number of merits this term and won £40 worth of iTunes, Next and Debenhams vouchers.

Keep working hard, earning merits and remember to log your codes on My Stickers. There will be more amazing prizes up for grabs next term!

St. Joseph’s Foodbank Collection 2014

Foodbank

We continue to live in difficult economic times and vulnerable people within our local community suffer hardship. So, we decided it would be a kind and Christian thing if, once again, we contributed to the ‘Foodbank’, as part of our preparation for Christmas. Continue reading