Welcome to St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Exmouth


Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.  Our website should give you all the information you need about our school, and the way in which it is managed and run.  If anything is not clear, or you need more information on any particular subject, please don’t hesitate to telephone the school office. You are also very welcome to come and visit the school: just telephone to arrange an appointment.

Everyone at St. Joseph's is:

‘WALKING WITH JESUS TO BE THE BEST WE CAN BE’

We aim to give your child an excellent all-round education with an enthusiasm and zest that will make their school days the best they can possibly be.  Our broad and balanced curriculum aims to enrich personal formation and nurture enquiring minds.  It promotes knowledge, understanding, skills and values in the context of spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical and social development.  The school will endeavour to be an integral part of the local community and will forge links with individuals and groups.  At all times the school will serve as a witness to the Catholic faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our School Details


St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Regents Gate
Long Causeway
Exmouth
Devon
EX8 1TA

Tel: 01395 264875

Email: admin@stjo.uk

 

School Calendar

 

Latest News

St. Joseph's Remembrance 2014

In this special centenary year St. Joseph's were inspired by the Tower of London poppy installation. Every child made a poppy and class by class the poppies were pinned onto the hall curtains creating our own developing installation. On Friday Class 6 worked with Mrs Birrell to study how the World War began and to begin to make preparations to lead our Remembrance Service.
On Monday 10th key stage 2 took part in the Tower of London live assembly giving them greater insight into the reasons to remember.
Tuesday 111th began in Class 5 with a classroom turned into World War trenches and leading to some thoughtful reflections. Class 6 continued their preparations for a whole school assembly. 
They lead us beautifully into 2 minutes of silence. There was an incredibly focussed energy as every child bowed their heads to pay their respects to those who had fought to give us our safety and freedom.  Class 5 and Class 6 then sang some of the wartime songs they had been learning with Mrs Jepps.
Well done to everyone. 

Bikeability Class 6 
 


This exciting adventure began on Tuesday morning when every member of Class 6 arrived with their bicycles, helmets, gloves, extra snacks and of course permission slips. No mean feat for the first day back after half term. Many thanks for our brilliantly supportive parents and carers for supporting the children. 
After ten hours of cycling in sunshine, wind and rain, every member of Class 6 achieved their level 2 award. This means that they have all of the skills to navigate safely on the roads now and for the future. 
The Bikeability team were very impressed with their motivation as well as the way they supported and encouraged one another. Well done. 
An extra special mention to Lewis and Ana Maria who were both extremely nervous and lacked experience before Bikeability but worked with increasing confidence and determination to achieve the Award with the rest of their classmates.
 

CHANGE TO INSERVICE DATES
Owing to unforeseen circumstances we are having to make a slight amendment to our in-service training dates for this academic year.

This means that the Spring Term will begin on Tuesday 6 January instead of Monday 5 January. The second half of the Summer Term will begin on Tuesday 2 June instead of Wednesday 3 June.

I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. I realise that some of you will have made arrangements based on the original dates. If this is the case, please let me know but be assured that it will not be necessary to change your plans!

 

HARVEST and SCARECROWS
The children processed from school round to Holy Ghost with the produce they bought to school for the Harvest Mass on Sunday and with 88 scarecrows.  Father Phillip met the procession at the convent and the children then processed through to the church grounds where the Harvest produce and Scarecrows were blessed.


 

September 2014

Children from Classes 5 and 6 working hard in the Nature Garden catching up after the summer break.

 

 

Check out September's Newsletter by clicking the logo below.


 

18th September 2014 - Tag Rugby World Cup with Exeter Chiefs at Crealy
Ten children from year six attended the first tag rugby World Cup organised by the Exeter Chiefs at Crealy.  They came third in their group after playing some excellent rugby.  The team was made up of some children who have played rugby for several years and some who played it for the first time at the local schools World Cup!  Every child played well and had a really great day.

 

10th September 2014 - Inter Schools Bike Race
An exciting evening was held on 10th September in the Strand Gardens in Exmouth where 14 of Exmouth's Area Learning Community primary schools competed in a fun filled Inter Schools Bike Race as part of the exciting 'Tour of Britain - Stage 5 - Devon Stage - Exmouth to Exeter'.  We at St. Joseph's took children from classes 4, 5 and 6 to compete and our riders did extremely well with many achieving 1st, 2nd or 3rd places in the events they raced in.  Take a look below to get a flavour of the event.