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St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

Inspired by the life of St Joseph, we live, love and learn together

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Our School Day

Our Usual School Day

Doors open at 8.45am, with the school day starting at 8.55am and finishing at 3pm.  Registration is from 8.55am to 9.05am.  

Playtimes

At 10.30am children from all classes have a 15 minute break. In the afternoon, younger children may have an extra playtime. 

 

Lunch

Children in Class 1 have their lunch at 11.55am and Class 2 at 12.00 noon.  Class 3 and 4 children begin their break at 12.05pm.  Lunchtime ends at 12.55pm for all pupils.

 

Assemblies

Collective worship takes place every day as whole school and class based.  We have a routine of assemblies: Monday RE Theme, Tuesday ‘SMILE’ Curriculum Theme, Wednesday Hymns and Singing, Thursday individual class collective worship and on Fridays our assembly takes place at 2:30pm where we have a ‘Celebration Merit Assembly’.  Details of the assemblies open to parents are in the weekly newsletter.  During our weekly 'Merit' assembly certificates for individual children are given out, as well as trophies for best class attendance and for the winning team point school house. 

Drop-off and Collection

At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents and, except on rare occasions.  In the mornings teachers are in the classrooms settling children but our Pastoral Lead is available to pass on messages if you need a quick word.  If normal arrangements have to be altered (e.g. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know. With signed parental permission, children from Year 3 onwards may walk either home or to the school gate alone, if you wish.

 

Getting to School

To get to and from school, walking, cycling or scooting are definitely the best options, due to the sometimes restricted parking outside of the school.  It is also an excellent form of exercise and is better for the environment.  We have bike racks where children are welcome to park their bikes or leave their scooters.  If you travel by car, please park wisely, respect our neighbours and for safety reasons please do not stop on the zig zag lines.

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