SCHOOL BLOG


Welcome to the St Joseph's Catholic School blog. Here you'll find updates from our staff, exciting opportunities, as well as interesting and informative articles about school life, how to get the most out of your learning, pastoral care and mental health, and more.

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Steve Claridge Football Academy Open Evening – 16th Nov 2021

Come along to an open day at the Steve Claridge Football Academy, based at Salisbury Football Club, on Tuesday 16th November 2021.…
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A Talk with M. A. Bennett, Winner of the Salisbury School Book Awards

This week (Thursday 14th October), Mrs Fenwick and Miss Clark took a group of book-loving students to Godolphin School to attend a talk by YA author M. A. Bennett.…
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Weekly Update: 15th October 2021

An update on we’ve been doing this week, upcoming plans including a non-uniform day and a two-day week before half term, and an updated list of PE clubs that are running before half term!…
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Weekly Update: 8th October 2021

Another week done, another Friday update from Mr. Rooney! We’re delighted that Covid figures are looking a little more promising now, so here are some updates about that & other things happening in school this week.…
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Weekly Update: 1st October 2021

This week we’ve had to make some touch decisions, but we hope they are all for the good of all in our community and that we can return to normal school as soon as possible.…
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Weekly Update: 24th September 2021

This week it’s been a joy visiting classrooms this week and seeing all of the excellent teaching and learning. It’s been truly inspiring to see!…
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Free Post-16 Options Careerpilot Webinar – 13th Oct & 24th Nov 2021

Experienced careers advisors from Careerpilot are offering a two free, live webinars for parents and carers of Year 11 students to find out about the range of choices available to them post-16.…
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‘Your Choices’ Free Event for Pupils & Parents – 19th October 2021

The Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub are offering a FREE, interactive, virtual post-16 options event to all young people and their parents in the area (aged 14+).…
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Weekly Update: 17th September 2021

The second week back has reminded us that, despite our best efforts, life in school will not go back to normality yet. Here are some Covid measures to keep our community safe, but some positive updates too!…
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Spinnaker Tower Abseil for Alabaré

On 5th September, Year 11 pupils Leo and Callum, along with Mrs Snell and Mr Rooney, abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth supporting Alabaré’s Help for Veterans initiative.…
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Weekly Update: 10th September 2021

As the first full week draws to a close, I can certainly say that it has been one full of pride for us all and typifies who we are as a school.…
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Weekly Update: 3rd September 2021

Welcome back to a brand new school year. Here’s hoping for a more ‘normal’ this year where we can really get back to doing what we do best with minimal disruption!…
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Final Weekly Update of 2020/21! (23rd July 2021)

Well, what a year that has been! It is testament to all in our community that we have pulled through together with resilience, dedication, commitment, and a smile on our faces.…
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Important Results Day Update – 12th August 2021

An important update regarding results day 2020/2021, which will be held on 12th August 2021. Students will be allocated a time slot to collect their results.…
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The Side Hustle Initiative – closes 9th July 2021

Do you students have a great business idea and want the opportunity to have professional mentoring and funding to develop it? This is the perfect opportunity for you!…
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World of Work Fest – 7th July 2021

Event date: Weds 7th July 2021. World of Work Fest is a FREE, interactive, virtual post-16 event open to young people aged 14+ and will help you understand what careers are available to you on your doorstep.…
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Weekly Update: 2nd July 2021

Recently, Mr. Rooney has been showing off our school to Year 5 families who are considering a place here for September 2022, and all departments have been exceptional!…
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RSPCA Young Photographer Awards – closes August 2021

Are you a budding photographer? Do you love animals? If you’re 18 years old or younger, the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards is for you! Find out how you can enter this free competition.…
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Weekly Update: 25th June 2021

Infection rates have been rising again across the country, so this update covers what is being done for our school to remain COVID-safe, plus some other time-sensitive updates for parents.…
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Weekly Update: 18th June 2021

This week’s update from Mr. Rooney includes an update on Covid-19, Year 10 mock exams, important upcoming dates, and updates related to uniform and school trips.…