Ever wanted to learn to juggle? Have a go at Archery? Maybe tightrope walk? What about play Tennis like Andy Murray?
If that is the case, or if you would like your child to have a go at a whole variety of Sporting and challenging activities over the Summer holidays then you have come to exactly the right place as St Joseph’s School Summer Camps are providing a whole range of things to have a go at over the Summer break.
From a day of coaching and competitive play at Workington Cricket Club, to a Fishing trip and three day Tennis Camp the list is endless and is guaranteed to provide great opportunities for children of all ages to develop a whole range of skills  in a friendly and safe environment.
To see what is on offer and to download an application form please click below.
 For further details please contact David Wise on 07742547767 or dw@stjosephs.Cumbria.sch.uk

Race for Life 2015

A huge congratulation to all those who took part this year and a reminder that all sponsor money needs to be handed in by Friday.
Just Giving page where people can sponsor by clicking here.

You can also donate by text : TEXT JOES53 followed by the amount £ to 70070



With Wimbledon in full swing and the hopes of a nation resting firmly on the shoulders of a certain Andy Murray the year 5 and 6 classes at Our Lady and St Patricks in Maryport thought that they would get in on the act by hosting their very own “Mini Wimbledon” championships in their PE lessons.

With Coach David Wise at the helm official draws were made, courts were allocated and 5 weeks of intense training were put into practice as serve after serve, forehand after forehand and rally after rally ensued leaving onlookers gasping as the action rattled through at an unbelievable pace as Rhys “Rafa” Tyson, Jay “Djokovic” Wilmot, Callum “Agassi” Abram and Mikey “Murray” Worthington made it through to their respective class finals.

With everyone gathered round the finals proved to be a fitting climax to what had been two fantastic competitions as Jay and Callum prevailed to claim the official titles of School Wimbledon winners for 2015.

Coach and Sports Development Officer for St Joseph’s David Wise commented “It’s always good for PE lessons to tie in with what is currently in the public domain and Wimbledon is ideal for that”. “The events went really well and the standard was high so I am hoping we can do it again next year”.

Chill Factore Ski Trip

Ski Trip Manchester

On Saturday Head of PE, Miss. Kaye, led a group of 30 Year 9 & 10 pupils to the Chill Factore ski resort, high in the Mancunian Alps, in preparation for their GCSEs in Sports Science. Everyone picked up some silky skiing skills and had a really cool time. There’S NO stopping them now!

Tanzanian Link Visitor

On Monday 6th July, we welcomed Paison Mwkalinga into school. Mr Mwkalinga is a secondary school teacher from Tanzania who is visiting Cumbria as part of the Tanzanian Link. He visited lessons, spoke with staff and students and even taught Swahili to some Year 8 pupils.

We discovered that there are many differences between the school systems in Tanzania and in England – not least that class sizes over there are enormous compared to here, usually with between 90 and 120 students in one class! Another interesting fact is that in Tanzania all lessons are conducted in English, which is the THIRD language of staff and students!

Mr Mwkalinga was very impressed with our ICT facilities and also with the very warm welcome he received from everyone he met at St Joseph’s. Thank you to everyone that made his day in school such a positive and enjoyable experience.

Mrs Lightfoot

Head of MFL

Sponsored Walk for ‘Headway’

On Sunday 5th July, Mr Nurse, Mr Redhead, Callum Gardiner and thirteen friends, did a sponsored walk for a charity called ‘Headway’. The walk was 6 miles in total, from St. Joseph’s to Maryport Aquarium. ‘Headway’ improves the lives of people who have suffered from brain injuries of any kind. Callum Gardiner is very keen to support it because of the way it helped his Dad. Please support the boys as they seek sponsorship money.

Prize Evening 2015

Celebrating the achievements of it’s pupils St Joseph’s Catholic High School held it’s annual Prize evening on Thursday 2nd July.

Over 125 pupils from all Year groups were recognised for their work throughout the year.

The guest of honour was a former pupil, Nicholas Toner who has just finished his studies at Oxford University and will soon be starting work at a Public Relations firm in London. Mr Ryan, Headteacher described Nick as a fantastic role model for the younger pupils stating that not only was he extremely hard working but he also had a real sense of ambition and pushed himself always to give his best.

The reoccurring theme in Nick’s speech, was ambition. He challenged the pupils to aim for their dream job and not be deterred by possible failure. He stressed the importance of resilience and achieving well at school, messages all the pupils took on board.

Mr T Ryan Headteacher.

Year 11 Leavers’ Prom

Venue: The Greenhill Hotel Wigton.
Date: Tuesday 7th July 2015.

The programme is as follows:

  • 17:00 – Students can meet outside of the school (or in the hall if it’s raining).
    Parents are invited to come along.
  • 18:00 – Students depart for The Greenhill Hotel. Students can organise their own transport or travel by bus if they booked and paid for their seat.
  • 18:45 – Hotel grounds, the time for pictures with friends, family and staff (if raining, Hotel gallery)
  • 19:30 – The Meal.
  • 23:00 – Bus to St. Joseph’s or self arranged transport.
  • 23:35-23:45 – Arrival back to St. Joseph’s

We are all looking forward to celebrating a most enjoyable and successful 5 years together.


Summer Concert

You are welcome to join us for what is always a fantastic end to the school year.

You can reserve a ticket with the school office + remember there is no cost.

Thank You,

Mr Ryan

Summer Concert