St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy

WITH GOD'S GUIDANCE WE LOVE, LEARN, RESPECT AND FORGIVE

WELCOME

Welcome to St Joseph’s. My name is Andrea Leslie and I am the Head Teacher. Let me tell you a little about our school. Then please have a look at other pages to find out even more about our incredible school.

We are on the eastern edge of Leicester and our pupils come from a wide area within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham. We take pupils aged 3 to 11. There are about 300 pupils on the roll including 30 who attend the Foundation Stage full or part time.

The school is not only a place of learning, but also a Christian community, sharing a faith, united in mutual respect and a sense of belonging. It is a place where God is experienced as a reality and where Christ’s Gospel comes to life.

We aim to provide an education in which each aspect of the child’s unique personality can be developed. We aim, not merely to attain the best standards possible within the National Curriculum, but to provide a happy, stable atmosphere in which every child can become the best that they can be.

Learning is an adventure and it is important that children should learn to think for themselves. So much has been discovered in recent years about how children learn. As a result many things have changed since our school days.

Whether you are visiting our website or decide to come and see the school itself, I would like to welcome you into the life of St. Joseph’s School and Parish.

Latest Newsletters

  • 22 Mar 2019
    Newsbite 21

    Newsbite edition 21 • We have had a positive response from many children to the new reading challenge. Thank you to those parents who have heard their child read this week. Please remember to sign your child’s reading record every time they read. If they re-read their books on several nights (particularly KS1 and FS where the books are quite short) then still sign it every time they read. Reading records will be collected in by class teachers every Thursday so they can total the number of reads for their class. • We will continue to sell raffle tickets this week for the chocolate raffle at 20p per ticket. Chocolate donations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to those parents who have already contributed. As you can see we already have an impressive pile of prizes to be won. The draw will take place on Friday, 29th March 2019. LOROS has donated a large chocolate hamper for our raffle. • Key Stage 1 staff will be holding a meeting for parents on Thursday, 28th March at 3.30pm to help you with ideas about how you can support your child with their Maths work at home. A separate letter with further details will be sent via Parent mail. • In June, all Year 1 children will be required to complete the phonic check. A short meeting will be held on Thursday, 4th April to inform you about what this test will look like and how you can support your child at home. A separate letter with further details will be sent via Parent mail. • Thank you to those parents who were able to join us at Mass to celebrate our feast day on Tuesday. We also welcomed some visitors as the Head teacher and some children from St Patrick’s Academy join us for the occasion. • Parents’ Evening will be held on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd of April. Please contact your child’s teacher if you haven’t yet made an appointment. • Year 2 children will be completing the reading challenge next week. • Please make sure your child has the correct PE kit in school each day. Your child will need shorts, t-shirt and plimsolls for their indoor lesson and a tracksuit and trainers for their outdoor lesson.

  • 22 Mar 2019
    Parish Newsletter

  • 22 Mar 2019
    Newsbite 21

  • 15 Mar 2019
    Parish Newsletter

  • 15 Mar 2019
    Newsbite 20

    Newsbite Edition 20 • Research shows that those children who read daily for 10 minutes achieve better results academically than those who don’t. At the assembly this morning we introduced a new reading challenge for the whole school to encourage our children to read more frequently at home. At the end of each week each teacher will count the amount of times each child in their class has read (they must have read at least 10 pages on each occasion) and the class total will be recorded during the assembly. Every four weeks the winning class in each Key Stage will be given a reward, for example, a class party on Friday afternoon. • Well done to those children that took part in the Cross Country race last Friday. Bertrand, in Year 3, came third and received a bronze medal and has qualified along with three other children for the County finals. • On St Joseph’s feast day, Tuesday 19th March, we will be having a Mass in school which parents are invited to attend. Mass will start at 1.30pm and you are welcome to visit your child’s classroom after mass to see their work. School will be open until 3.45pm if you are unable to attend Mass and would like to see your child’s work after school ends. • Some children from Years 3 and 4 have been chosen to take part in a Tag Rugby tournament on Friday 22nd March. Letters will be sent out today via Parent mail. • Reminder that next Friday is our ‘Rainbow day’ when the children have been asked to come to school dressed colourfully and donate a minimum £1.00 as we raise money to support the child in Year 1 who was recently diagnosed with leukaemia. We will also be selling raffle tickets for the chocolate raffle at 20p per ticket. Chocolate donations would be greatly appreciated. • Parents’ Evening will be held on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd of April. Attendance slips have been given out, if you are unable to attend please contact your child’s class teacher to arrange a suitable time. • Year 6 children will be completing the reading challenge next week.

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Our Events

Latest St Josephs Calender Events

Quiet Reflection26Mar2019

8:30 am - 8:45 am

Heights & Weights FS2 and Year 626Mar2019

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

After School Tennis Club26Mar2019

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Art Club26Mar2019

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Swimming27Mar2019

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Year 4 will be going swimming so please remember your swimming kit.

After School Gym Club27Mar2019

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

After school Rugby club28Mar2019

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

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