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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Harrogate, a Voluntary Academy

"Let all that you do be done in love." (1 Corinthians 16:14)


Video: Holy Week told through 100 Paintings

Something shared by the Catholic Bishops' Conference on Facebook - Enjoy this beautiful whirlwind tour of Holy Week told ingeniously through 100 Paintings by @ChristianArtTod

Little Sisters of the Poor visit school - Lenten fundraising

We were honoured to have Sister Margaret and Sister Christina from the Little Sisters of the Poor in Headingley visit school to launch our Lenten fundraising for them. They told the children all about their amazing work and the children also had the opportunity to ask lots of questions. The Sisters visited every classroom and had a great time talking to the children about their learning.

French Workshops

KS2 were lucky enough to have some french workshops today. They picked a french name for themselves and practised introducing themselves. We will be having a few more of these sessions after the half term. I can’t wait to find out what we will learn next!

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Y6 Confirmation with Bishop Marcus

A wonderful celebration at St Joseph's church on Sunday witnessing our Y6 children making their Confirmation, combined with Bishop Marcus' Parish visitation. Thank you to the Catechists who prepared our young people so well in taking the next step in their faith journey!


St Joseph's General Election 2019

St Joseph’s General Election took place today with Year 6 leading the political parties. The political parties were: the Vision Party, Transform Party, Tomorrow Party and the Progress Party. Each party had a party leader and together shared their manifesto giving speeches to the other children from Y2-Y6. The polling station was set up in the hall with the children voting.

We are extremely proud of Y6 in how they have completed all of their research on current affairs and Brexit and decided on their priorities such as improving Education, more care for the Environment, the NHS, Protection and Defense of our country, Transport and Housing etc.

The winning party to be announced Friday 13th December. Well done to all of our Y6 children!

SVP Christmas Lunch

On Tuesday 3rd December, the Mini Vinnies went to visit the SVP for their Christmas lunch. When we got there, we completed a Christmas quiz, set up the tables, served quiche and sang Christmas carols to them. We had an amazing time! by Logan & Abigail

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Y6 & Reception buddies at Mass

Thank you to Father Stephen for celebrating a beautiful Mass with Y6 and their Reception buddies this morning. Wonderful reading by our Y6 pupils and super behaviour and reverence from our Reception children.

Copy of Y6 & Reception at Mass
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World Mental Health Day 2019

This Thursday (10th October) is World Mental Health Day. The school council led an assembly on Mental Health Day. We shared lots of ideas about how we can look after our mental health and be more positive in our daily lives. We talked about how important a good diet and regular exercise is for our mental health. We will be doing lots of activities this week in school to talk about Mental Health. Niamh, Y6 School Councillor.

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Yr 6 end of term production

Yr 6 are celebrating their fantastic end of year production ‘Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies.’ They worked incredibly hard and it was a great success. Thanks to all involved.

Yr 2 Space Camp

Class 2 enjoyed a sleepover at school on Thursday. We arrived, set up camp and made our Space badges. In our first workshop we created our own rockets and launched them on the field, we got very wet! . For our second workshop we did Planetary artwork. Later on we snuggled up and watched a film before tucking up in our tents with our Space buddy. We also shared this event with Stray fm school news.


St Joseph's Football team triumph

St Joseph’s Football Team - Winners!

Football tournament at Harrogate Town

On 12th JuneSt Joseph’s Y4 football team (Reuben - Striker, Ethan - Defence, Marco -Midfield, Karol- Goal keeper, Dexter - Midfield, Holly - Striker and Oscar – Defence) played in the inter school football finals at Harrogate Town. They played 4 games; won 3 and lost 1. This meant that the team was victorious and came out the overall champions. Each team got two goodie bags for players who showed great sportsmanship and team spirit. Our players were Karol and Dexter. Well Done St Joseph’s Footballers!

Yr 6 vist to Harrogate Hebrew Congregation

As part of the Year 6 World Faith RE curriculum teaching, this week they visited the Harrogate Hebrew Congregation place of worship. This was a very successful visit and below are some pictures and quotes.

Beth: It was interesting but in a really fun way.

Frazer: I liked the final thought that Mike left us with: “Our world is in a terrible way because of all the religious wars. We should be kind to each other and appreciate everyone’s different beliefs.”

Josh W: My favourite part was lifting the Torah. I found it difficult. I realise it’s an important job because everyone needs to see it.

Mark K: I was hooked in straight away because of how the synagogue was set out and because of the Torah.  

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Good Shepherd Walk 2019

On Friday 5th April, we had our whole school sponsored walk in aid of The Good Shepherd Appeal. We set off from school with our teachers, TA’s and parent helpers, and walked to Killinghall Country Park. The weather was kind to us and spirits were high. The classes all made banners and flags, which was a very cheerful sight for everyone to see. Our current total raised is £336.20, and still counting. Thank you to all our supporters.

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St Joseph's Science Fair

Following on from our exciting STEM week when we had Mr Robinson and Mrs Dillon from St John Fisher’s High School, in school leading the children in some exciting workshops, St Josephs held it’s first whole school science fair on Friday. We had over 70 wonderful projects displayed in the hall, the variation and creativity of ideas was fantastic. The children all did an amazing job sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for science. Well done everyone!

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Mini Vinnies hard work pays off.

A message from one of our parent helpers.

A couple of years ago I volunteered helping Mini Vinnies plant bulbs near Harcourt Road and Walkers Passage. This year they all seem to be flowering. Took a pic to share with the school. 

Mini Vinnies Lenten Fayre 15th March 2019

On Friday afternoon the Mini Vinnies organised a Lenten Fayre, we asked for donations of toys, books and games. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our families. The fayre was really busy and we raised £200.30 which will go to our Lenten Charity CAFOD.

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