Our Jesuit Virtue for this term is: Eloquent and Truthful
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 Dominic Barberi 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.
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.”
We have written prayers of gratitude and love for those who sacrificed their lives for us.
“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'.
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 Company Secretary
The Dominic Barberi Multi Academy Company
St Gregory the Great Catholic School
Phone: 01865 749933
Fax: 01865 717314
Oxfordshire County Council Term Dates 2018-2019