***NURSERY PLACES AVAILABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 2020***
Check out our Home Learning Page - under Learning, Curriculum - Home Learning - you will find daily updates of new and exciting things to do!
Coming back to school in Bubbles- A book for Early Years and Nursery children explaining why things will be different from what they are used to when they return to school
Updated Guidance for parents of children attending out-of-school settings: 1/7/2020
Updated information for parents: 21/5/2020
Updated Guidance for parents on reopening of schools: 2/7/2020
Leaflet and Film for parents of children in primary school: 1/7/2020
Coronavirus - Please see below for useful links.
Please fill in our online survey with regards to your role as key workers:
(updated 29th April 2020)
We are currently open for Key Workers Children our current opening hours are 9-3 but this may change depending on demand. We are working closely with other primary schools in Carterton and will update you with any changes in provision as they arise. Please use the Gateway App to book. If you are entitled to Free School Meals - we have vouchers available at school - these will be hand delivered if they are not collected - please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any queries.
A free downloadable book explaining to children all about the Coronavirus
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
If you are a Key Worker and are experiencing symptoms you can now book a test visit: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Coronavirus - What you need to do advice
(This advice is accurate at the time of uploading but is subject to change as the situation unfolds)
Stay at home advice:
Updated 29th April 2020 link above takes you to Public Health England: Stay Home, Save Lives publication
Social distancing advice:
Child Line - children, you can access this site if you ever need to:
Click here to find:
Critical Worker Booking information - 19th May
School Proposal for Opening Letter - June 1st
Letter to Parents - Coronavirus Actions
Updated Safeguarding Appendix - Covid-19
Welcome Back Letter - Summer 1
Curriculum Letter - Summer 1
Our Jesuit Virtue for this term is: Eloquent and Truthful
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School welcomes all children from all faiths - come and take a look around, once you meet us and see the exciting things that are happening here, you will want to join our family!
A message from all of us here at St Joe's, we miss you!
Stay home, stay safe and save lives from all of us at St Joseph's
Welcome to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Walking hand in hand with Jesus...
Our Mission Statement
We are a Christian school in the Catholic tradition. We aim to develop and nurture the religious education and spirituality of all within the school community. There is a universal call to each Catholic school to recognise its uniqueness and diversity. As a school, we believe we are called upon to celebrate and respond to this.
St Joseph's is a community made up of people at different stages in their journey of faith; for some children this will be their first opportunity to hear the good news of the Gospel. We aim to grow together, through worship, liturgy, prayer and education in an understanding of what it is to be a member of the Christian community.
To facilitate this journey of faith, St Joseph's seeks to develop the whole person through Revelation (God's Self Revelation), Church (Communion of Life in Christ), Celebration (Living the Christian Mystery in Worship and Prayer) and Life in Christ (The Search for Holiness and Truth) in accordance with the Catholic Education Service guidelines.
At St Joseph's we welcome children of all faiths between the ages of 4 and 11. We are part of the Pope Francis Multi Academy Company.
Our children have a big part to play in their learning, with opportunities to choose topics and areas of learning - we take pride in offering a wide and varied curriculum.
Families are welcome to come to visit our school, either book a visit or call in during one of our Open Sessions which are held during the afternoon on the last Friday of the month during term time. Our children are very proud of their school and welcome the opportunity to show you around.
We are able to accept in-year transfer applications. However, to avoid any disappointment, please contact the school to ensure that there are still places available in the year groups you require.
On Friday 18th May, our local MP Robert Courts came to visit our school. He was able to tour around the school and spend time with us while we were preparing to celebrate the Royal Wedding weekend! Here is what he had to say about his visit:
“It was a real pleasure to join such a lively, thriving, school and to be given a fascinating tour by two superb tour guides, the head boy & girl. It was particularly fun to be there on the eve of the royal wedding when the school was in such a jubilant, celebratory mood. I enjoyed meeting all the students and teachers and look forward to visiting the school again in the near future.”
“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”
St Joseph's School Prayer
Thank you for watching over our marvellous school and for keeping all the children and staff safe from harm.
We ask You to help us grow in our love for You.
By Eucalyptus Class
Congratulations to all our children who received a certificate for 100% attendance last term and in the early part of this term... Keep it up! Remember, 'EVERY DAY COUNTS'.
Oxfordshire County Council have a child pedestrian Road Safety scheme called Footsteps, aimed at parents and carers.
Please click here to download the Footsteps Parents Guide.
Who to contact
If you have any queries please contact Miss Michelle Howes at the school office:
Lawton Avenue, Carterton, OX18 3JY
Tel: 01993 841240
The Pope Francis Multi-Academy Company
Addison Road, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 9DQ
Phone: 01295 264216
Oxfordshire County Council Term Dates 2019-2020