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Forthcoming Event – 11th November 2014

September 18, 2014 in Front Page News by School

To mark the 100th Anniversary of the Frist World War and in recognition of the work of the armed forces in subsequent conflicts, our school will be hosting a major event.

 Pupils from our school, as well as adults will be reading poetry and letters, written during the conflicts and after.  The event will also include music and there will be visual images/memorabilia.

 This will be a major community event.

 Further details will follow.

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Summer School 2014

September 18, 2014 in Front Page News by School


What is Summer school?

As part of your transition from Year 6 to Year 7, from your primary school to your secondary school, St. Joseph’s School organises an action packed two weeks called Summer school.

Here you will have the chance to keep up your learning and skills, help yourself to settle into St. Joseph’s School, meet new friends and try some fun activities.  You will meet lots of your new teachers (16 teachers helped to deliver the Summer School in 2014) as well as some older pupils through the peer mentors that come to help too.

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Parent Voice

June 30, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr J Kinsella


Following a hugely successful ‘Parent Voice’ meeting held on the 9th July, I would like to give parents/carers advance notice of the next meeting.

It is to be held in school, on Wednesday 1st October 2014, starting at 7pm. The agenda, as chosen by the group includes: The School Gateway, Pupil reports and School Policies.

All parents/carers of pupils from St. Joseph’s School who are interested in being actively engaged in their children’s learning are very welcome. There is no obligation to attend every meeting, nor do you have to inform us of your wish to attend; simply turn up for a 7pm start, and be willing to share your views!
A reminder of the date and time will be sent in due course.
In the meantime, here is a PowerPoint shown at the last meeting giving you plenty of information about ‘Parent Voice’; please don’t hesitate to contact me at the school if you have any further questions.
Mr Kinsella
Assistant Headteacher

Race for Life

June 10, 2014 in Front Page News by Mrs M McNicholas

Taking 70 girls from school to the Race for Life for Cancer Research UK because we want to give something back for our loved ones.

Visit the donation page by clicking the logo

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Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

We have raised over £4000 so far!

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Pfeg statement

September 18, 2014 in Front Page News by School

Pfeg Statement




Extra-curricular Activities

September 17, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr G Hughes

Please find the extra-curricular activities planned for the coming term at St Joseph’s school.  For further information please contact the relevant teacher or Mr Hughes

Shoe Box Appeal for Convoy Aid Romania

September 16, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr T Nurse


An invitation to all tutor groups.

Convoy Aid Romania is a small West Cumbrian charity run completely by volunteers. For over 20 years they have taken shoe boxes full of love to seriously poor children, parents and elderly in Romania. Despite being part of Europe most of the population live in conditions comparable to those of the developing world. Perhaps you could make a joint effort to collect items for one or more boxes per tutor group. If every tutor group put together even one box we could donate 27 boxes!

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Year 7 Football Competition

July 3, 2014 in Extra Curricular, Front Page News, Sport by Mr G Hughes

Wednesday saw the return of the Year 7 World Cup Football Pairs Competition.

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With a host of Year 7 boys and girls taking part we had a tense World Cup draw to arrange the teams and the group stages. Read the rest of this entry →



July 1, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr P Andrews

lost-in-space-licafThe Lakes International Comics Art Festival  is teaming-up with Titan Comics to launch a competition for ‘unpublished comic creations’!

The competition is an exciting opportunity for fledgling comic creators to submit completed short stories in the graphic medium, with a “Lost in Space” theme.

The winning entries will be announced at the second annual festival between 17th – 19th October 2014, and published by Titan Comics as a digital exclusive anthology release via the digital platform, ComiXology.




‘Help for Heroes’ Car Wash Saturday 29th June

July 1, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr T Nurse

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On Saturday 29th June, to coincide with ‘Armed Forces Day’ 16 pupils from St. Joseph’s volunteered to do a ‘Help for Heroes’ Car Wash in the school playground. The pupils did an excellent job as well as getting a bit wet! Customers could help themselves to refreshments and a cake or do some shopping and come back to a shiny car. We had about 16 cars to wash and made £60 for ‘Help for Heroes’. Thank you to all our customers.


‘Help for Heroes’ Car Wash on Armed Forces Day

June 19, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr T Nurse

Saturday 28th June 10.30am — 2.30pm

Car wash at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School (Harrington Road entrance).

£3.50 per car – Shampoo-wax wash, including wheels.

Adult supervision.

Light refreshments available

 All money goes to ‘Help for Heroes’

If you would like to help please see Mr Nurse


New D&T GCSE Graphics Website

June 5, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr P Andrews


To help all D&T Graphics students with your work I have created a new website for you.

Click the link to access it.

Parents – there is a section on the homepage for you too.


Visit to Edinburgh University 12th May

May 23, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr T Nurse

 On Monday 12th May four Yr 9 pupils visited Edinburgh University with Mr Gabaguga.

Here is their report of the visit.

On arrival, we were greeted and were welcomed into the Informatics Centre. We were taken into a lecture hall and given refreshments. We were made to feel very comfortable even though we were surrounded by complete strangers.

After being seated, the organisers introduced themselves and some of the students that are currently studying at the Read the rest of this entry →

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School Links Presentation

May 22, 2014 in Front Page News by School

Year 11 were presented with their certificates at Lakes College for 2 years vocational studies.

Reagan Carruthers, Cameron Bragg and Callum Williams were awarded certificates for 100% attendance for the full 2 years at Lakes College.