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Street Bikes

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.

Daffodil Tea

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

P1-3 10am-12.30pm

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.

Literacy Focus

In our first stay and play session the pupils and family members and carers completed activities and stations with a spelling and phonics focus.

Literacy 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.

Numeracy Focus

In our third session the focus was on numeracy activities and stations that use the SEAL approach. Encouraging learners to develop their number sense.

STEM Focus

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.

Photo Galleries - p3/4 trip

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.

P7 Confirmation

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)

60th Anniversary

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

Singing Stars

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".

Anti-Bullying Week

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.

Holy Guacamole!

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

Sporting Success!

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

Thank you!

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.

Maths Week Scotland

10th-16th September


Maths Week Scotland

Pupils throughout the school have enjoyed exploring new ways to develop their numeracy and maths skills throughout maths week. Working with pupils from p1-3 or p4-7 pupils have applied their skills in many real life contexts... Click on the photo to find out more.

21st December Farewell Mrs Milne

It is with heavy hearts that we say good bye and good luck to Mrs Milne as she embarks on the next chapter of her life as she retires after 25 years of teaching. On the last day of term we said an emotional farewell to Mrs Milne with pupils (past & present), staff, parents and members of the Milne family are there to share memories of the past and well wishes for the future. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Milne for all of her hard work and dedication over her years spent at St Joseph's. It is now time for Mrs Milne to spend some well earned time with her family and new grandson. Everyone at St Joseph's will miss you very much and we hope that you will pop in to visit us from time to time.

8th December Festive Foodshare

At this very special time of year the pupils of St Joseph's wanted to do something to help our community and support those who need our help. As part of pupil choice classes a group of our pupils used their planning, technology, communication and numeracy skills to arrange a donation to the West Dunbartonshire Community Food Share . The pupils organised fun events in school to raise funds which they used to plan and order a food delivery. The children then contacted the Community Food Share team to arrange for their donation to be collected. We are very proud of the responsible citizens.

7th December Christmas Enterprise

Every year the pupils and staff of St Joseph's put their entrepreneurial skills to the test during our Christmas Enterprise Day and this year is no exception. The children have had a fun filled morning working cooperatively to create a range of Christmas crafts to be sold at the Christmas Fayre. Santa and his elves would be so proud. Here are few snaps of our pupils hard at work... To see more visit our gallery section.

5th October MacMillan Coffee Afternoon

The support we received last week for our Mac Millan Coffee Afternoon was overwhelming. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make the afternoon a success, your support and generosity is very much appreciated . There was a staggering amount of donations of cakes and home-baking and the hall was buzzing with excitement and enthusiasm all afternoon. The coffee afternoon itself has raised over £600 in donations and the overall total is still climbing as we are holding tuck shops this week to sell the remaining packaged cakes and at the moment we are on track to exceed our fantastic total from last year.

It goes without saying that an event like this doesn't organise itself so we would also like to thank Mrs Dick and the Mini Vinnies who advertised the event and who also keep everyone stock up with coffee and cakes on the day.