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Headmaster’s Scholarship Award 2020

The winners and runners-up of the 2020 Headmaster’s Scholarship Award have been announced. In recognition of the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the College last year, pupils were set the challenge over the summer holidays to complete a project on “How the world has changed during the last 125 years.”...

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St Joseph’s Toy Museum

Since we are currently unable to visit museums, Year 1 invited staff and pupils to their very own St Joseph’s Toy Museum. As part of their History topic, Toys, the museum featured toys from the past and present, handmade leaflets, a café, guided tours, an interactive play area and tickets on the door, providing the full museum experience. ...

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Winter Music Concert

On Thursday 12 November, our Music Department performed their second socially distanced Virtual Music Concert this autumn term. From Year 4 to Year 13, pupils sung and performed a wide variety of musical pieces, ranging from the ‘Wallace and Gromit’ theme tune, and an a capella adaptation of Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ to the more classical compositions by Domenico Cimarosa and Carl Maria von Weber....

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Mrs Quinton’s incredible family fundraiser in aid of Launchpad

Congratulations to our Languages teacher, Mrs Quinton and her family for raising over £800 for Launchpad, a Reading-based homeless charity. Mrs Quinton, her husband and two daughters decided to brave the outdoors on World Homeless Day and slept on their front doorstep for a night in aid of Launchpad’s much-loved annual event, the Big Sleep Out. ...

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Founders’ Day Concert

On Thursday 5 November, we celebrated our Founders' Day as the College turned 126 years old. We held a socially distanced Founders’ Day Music Concert, which was a wonderful occasion. Well done to all staff and pupils for their hard work and participation in a truly memorable Concert. Although we were unable to invite an audience this year, we invite you to enjoy the recoding. ....

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French Summer Challenge Awards

Over the summer, some of our French pupils completed a Languages Summer Immersion Challenge, organised by Aston University. Designed to keep them practising their language, pupils were tasked with completing 14 activities, ranging from sending an email, watching a film or reading a blog in French, to name just a few....

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Founders’ Day Assembly

Whilst we were not able to hold our normal Founders’ Day Service this year, we did hold a special assembly led by the Headmaster and Head Students team, where we remembered the four sisters who came over from France and started the school in 1894. This assembly was enjoyed virtually by all staff and pupils across the College....

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Rhiannon passes on the baton to the next generation of CyberCenturion competitors

Whilst in the Sixth Form at St Joseph’s, Rhiannon Fairweather was part of the school team that made the finals of the CyberCenturion V (2020) competition. Rhiannon was recently given the opportunity to share her experience with Cyber Security Challenge UK from a competitor’s perspective....

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Headmaster participates in Leaders Council of Great Britain podcast

Headmaster, Mr Colpus, was delighted to be invited by the Leaders Council of Great Britain to participate in a recent podcast....

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Students excel in their GCSE results

The efforts and hard work of Year 11 students have resulted in excellent GCSE outcomes again this year, with 64 percent achieving grades 9-7 and 100 percent gaining grades 9-4. Twenty-four percent of students achieved all ten of their GCSEs at grades 9 to 7. Three students succeeded in gaining grade 8 or above in all of their subjects....

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Alexandra (Year 10) excels in the ‘Girls in Data’ lockdown challenge

After discovering a hidden interest in data science, Year 10 pupil, Alexandra saw an opportunity to take part in three Girls in Data lockdown learning challenges. The second of these challenges led Alexandra to present her ideas and opinions constructively to the Prime Minister and his Advisers using data, before being one of three girls selected to present her ideas to the Chief Data Officer and Chief Statistician at the Department for Education, Neil McIvor....

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Students and staff celebrate a superb set of A Level results

Sixth Form students and staff at St Joseph’s College are celebrating a superb set of A Level results this morning! With 85% of entries achieving A*-C grades and a fantastic 18% of all entries achieving A*’s, there is much to celebrate....

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