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Find out all about the exciting learning that is happening in our school.
Y sort it have secured funding from the Climate Challenge Fund and the Scottish Government for an exciting new project called Street Bikes. The project aims to get young people on their bikes, encouraging active travel to school, college or work reducing carbon emissions and promoting the benefits of an active lifestyle.
Street Bikes aims to:
- save bikes from landfill
- offer basic bike maintenance workshops to young people
- provide opportunities for everyone in the community to be included
Join everyone from the team during the Street Bike Launch party on Saturday 27th April between 12-4pm at the new HQ 8 Crown Avenue, Clydebank (Next to the new Radnor Park Play Park & five minutes walk from Y sort it Youth Centre) . There will be planned cycle rides, 'Fix your own Bike' workshops, Climate Change workshops, live music, face painting, home-baking and BMX perfomances.
10am Tuesday 19th March 2019
Join us to celebrate St Joseph's Day with cakes and tea - all funds raised will be donated to SCIAF.
Donations of home baking would be gratefully received. Please bring donations to the school on Tuesday morning.
The whole school will then attend 11am Mass with Father Paul and the pupils will then have a St Joseph's day treat in the afternoon.
Free Spring Sports Camps
During the Spring holidays there will be a free sports camp run at Sky Point in conjunction with Active Schools. The camps will be available for pupils from P1-7 from both St Joseph's and Edinbarnet Primary School. A packed lunch will also be provided free of charge for all children who attend.
The clubs will run from 8th -12th April
P4-7 12.30pm -3pm
If you are interested and wish to reserve a place for your child then please return the consent form to the school office as soon as possible as places are limited.
Trim Trail Triumph
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the parent council for apply for and securing funding of £5000 towards new trim trail equipment for our playground. We would also like to thank everyone who took the time to vote online or in person to help us to secure this funding.
Stay, Play & Learn
Over the course of 4 weeks our Stay, Play & Learn event enabled P1-3 family and friends to build on their partnership with St Joseph's and learn more about the work and activities that the children are doing on a daily basis. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to attend and made the sessions a success. The pupils as always relished the opportunity to share their learning with others.
In our first stay and play session the pupils and family members and carers completed activities and stations with a spelling and phonics focus.
The second session focused on reading strategies and questions. Pupils and family members were able to use and explore the wonderful resources in our story sacks to enhance learning.
In our third session the focus was on numeracy activities and stations that use the SEAL approach. Encouraging learners to develop their number sense.
In our final session everyone was invited to complete a variety of STEM experiments and challenges to develop their team building, cooperation and communication skills.
P4 & P4 Transport Museum Trip
P3 & 4 were lucky enough to visit the Riverside Transport Museum last month. This was a great opportunity for the pupils to investigate further the different modes of transport they had been researching for their class topic. Everyone had a fabulous time learning more about the different ways people were able to travel through the city and how it has changed over the years. Each class also attended a STEM workshop where they were able to apply their knowledge of transport into creating their very own transportation device.
Good Luck Mrs Lowing
Congratulation go to Mrs Lowing in her new role at Kilpatrick School. Mrs Lowing has helped our pupils and school grow and develop over the past 10 years. We would like to thank her for everything that she has done for our school and pupils and wish her all the best in her new role.
P5 Scotland Street School Trip
Last month P5 were transported back in tome to the Victorian era during their visit to Scotland Street School. The pupils found themselves amidst a Victorian lesson and the harsh reality of what the classroom was like during that time hit home. It was a great way to bring their learning to life.
60th Anniversary Celebrations
On Friday 1st February St Joseph's Primary celebrated our 60th Anniversary. We were honoured to have Archbishop Tartaglia celebrate Mass with us on such a special occasion. It was wonderful to see so many past and present members of the St Joseph's parish and school community joining together to reminisce and reflect on their time at our school. Thank you to everyone for their support and encouragement over the past 60 years and here's to another fabulous 60 years.
Congratulations to all the pupils who received the Sacrament of Confirmation. The pupils, staff, families and parish worked together to prepare for the Sacrament and make the mass a success. I'm sure you will agree they did themselves and St Joseph's proud.
Happy Retirement Mr Seymour
January saw us bid a fond farewell to our janitor Mr Seymour during his retirement assembly. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for all of his hard work for our school and pupils here at St Joseph's. We wish him a restful and relaxing retirement.
Family Engagement Event Single Steps Learning
Sharing the Learning
As part of our PEF (Pupil Equity Fund) project we are working alongside Single Steps Learning to develop STEM within our school. Children from P4-7 have participated in a range of learning experiences to develop attitudes, skills and collaborative strategies in a fun way. They would now like to invite their family and friends to celebrate and share their learning through a family engagement event. The arrangements are as follows:
- Primary 4 - Tuesday 15th January 1.45pm
- Primary 5 - Wednesday 16th January 1.45pm
- Primary 6 - Thursday 17th January 1.45pm
- Primary 7 - Friday 18th January 1.45pm
We can't wait to share our learning with you. For a sneak peek at what the pupils have been doing click on the link below.
New Entrants Enrolment Week
New Entrants Enrolment 2019
From the 14th-18th January 2019 St Joseph's will have an enrolment open week. All eligible parents/carers and children are welcome to drop in and enrol between:
- 10am-12pm Monday - Friday
- 1pm-3pm Monday - Friday
In order to enrol you must bring your child's Birth Certificate and if Baptised his/her Baptismal Certificate.
(Please Note: Your child must be at least 4 years of age on or before 28th February 2019)
Happy 60th Anniversary
This year sees St Joseph's Primary School celebrating our 60th Anniversary. We would like to take this opportunity to invite the extended St Joseph's Primary community to join us in celebrating Mass Friday 1st February at 1.15pm with tea and biscuits to follow in school.
Children in Need Choir
This weekend saw members of our St Joseph's Choir joining together with pupils from across the authority to perform live on BBC Children in Need. The pupils were phenomenal with all of their hard work and dedication paying off. Over the past few weeks they have given up their weekends to rehearse with the West Dunbartonshire Choir in preparation of Friday night's live performance. Friday's and Sunday's programs can be viewed on BBC i-player showing footage of the rehearsals, interviews with pupils and 2 different song performances.
Well done boys and girls!
Click on the button below to see the whole performance of "A Million Dreams".
Odd Socks & Mismatched Clothes
To raise awareness of Anti-Bullying Week which begins on 12th November the Pupil Council are organising an Odd Sock & Mismatched Clothes day on Thursday 15th November. Along side this event St Joseph's pupils will be learning more about preventing and responding to bullying including an assembly lead by Primary 5.
Come to school wearing odd sock or mismatched clothes and a donation of £1 to show your support.
A Great Big Calling!
This week pupils from Primary 4 & 5 were entertained by talented performers from FireCloud who explored the complicated concept of finding our life purpose given to us by God - our vocation. We followed the journey of Anna and Tobit as they searched for their vocation and learned more about what a vocation is.
Gold Sports Award
A huge congratulations to Mr Meikle and the Sports Council for helping St Joseph's Primary secure our first Gold School Sport Award. The awards are given to schools who demonstrate a commitment to promoting the importance of keeping fit and active, encouraging partnership with active schools and sporting partners as well as staff continuing to develop their own skills in delivering sporting opportunities for the pupils. The pupils and staff are very pleased with their achievement and can't wait to build on the sporting experiences and opportunities available to pupils throughout the upcoming session.
MacMillan Coffee Afternoon 2018
Our MacMillan coffee afternoon was another great success. Thank you so much for your support and generosity. It is wonderful to see the school and local community working together to raise funds for such a worthy cause. A special thank you also goes to Mrs Dick and the amazing Mini Vinnies who took the lead in organising and advertising the event.
This year we raised the fantastic total of £610.