Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to St Joseph’s Primary School in Broadstairs, a one form entry school of around 210 pupils which became an academy within the Kent Catholic schools partnership in March 2014.  All aspects of school life are underpinned by the Gospel values with respect and value of the individual at the core of our mission statement.

We are housed in a beautiful building founded by The Sisters of Charity in 1906.  This link with the nuns, who travelled from Belgium to deliver education to the disadvantaged and with it a strong message of inclusivity, is mirrored in our school policies and classroom practice.  St Joseph’s is a family school and we are partners in ensuring high standards of teaching and learning for all.

I invite you to look at our last Ofsted from February 2017 and Section 48 Report of October 2016 and celebrate our achievements and successes.  We have a very supportive and pro-active governing body which ensures a strong management team with a clear shared vision of school progression and improvement.

Explore our new web site and learn about the children and staff at St Joseph’s and our friends in the local, national and international communities. If you have time visit the KCSP web site and find out how schools in the academy trust are working collaboratively to offer the best education for our children.

http://www.kcsp.org.uk/

 

Values and Ethos

We believe in a whole school community working together within a Catholic ethos. St Joseph’s offers high academic standards, underpinned by a central emphasis on RE and worship. We are an inclusive school recognising the needs of the individual. Our aim is for School, Parish and Home to work together as one unit in order for our children to reach their full potential both spiritually and academically. At St Joseph’s we show respect for each other and draw inspiration from the Gospel values; forgiveness, reconciliation, trust and freedom are integral to daily life. We are a communion of people gathered in the embrace of the Catholic Church. The history of salvation is around the group not the individual and so it is the school as a community that lives out the Gospel values in this way

School news

Lacrosse

Events have taken a very Enid Blytonesque turn at St Joseph’s this week with the introduction of lacrosse lessons for years 5 and 6 to the sporting calendar.

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We’re Going on a bear hunt

The end of Term 4 was marked by much frenzied speculation as to the eventual home of a certain oversized hairy gentleman. No, we’re not talking about Mr Stone but the fabulous giant bear which was the first prize in the PTA Easter raffle to raise money for future innovative school projects.

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Monkton Stargazers Celebration

The Monkton Stargazers have held a Star Party

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Eratosthenes

What do you call a 2,200 year old trailblazer, 30 children from Year 5, 2 netball posts, 1 spirit level and a huge dose of scientific curiosity? The answer is Year 5‘s participation in an international experiment run in selected schools all over the world in order to submit data to calculate the Earth’s circumference.

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Netball Success

It was high fives all round last week when the St Joseph’s School Broadstairs Netball team qualified for the final of the High 5 Kent School Games to be held later this year. Winning the tournament and securing a place in the final to represent Thanet was a reflection of this team’s multi-faceted skillset, work ...

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Quicksticks

On Monday 6th March 2017, a St Joseph’s hockey team travelled over to Chatham House to participate in a Quicksticks hockey Kent School Games Qualifier.

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Skip2Bfit

On Friday 3rd March, an infant and junior St Joseph’s team travelled over to Ramsgate Leisure Centre to participate in the annual Skip2Bfit competition.

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Yr 2 Gymnastics

On Wednesday 22nd February, a Year 2 gymnastics team travelled over to Callis Grange Infant School to participate a gymnastics festival

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Where the wild things are…

When Mrs Dale the literacy coordinator said “Let the wild rumpus start” on World Book Day last week, a host of wild animals descended on St Joseph’s in the guise of unicorns, foxes, tigers, pigs, mice, dinosaurs, Paddington Bears and even a sloth. A favourite on the school calendar, the theme of the day was animals with the children free to dress up as their favourite literary animal.

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School Services

A number of the services that we provide to our children and parents

School day

Find out what happens in a regular St Joseph's day.

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Morning and after school clubs

St Joseph's hosts morning and after school clubs for pupils each day.

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School meals

Pupils in foundation and KS1 are entitled to free school meals. You can also download this term's menu.

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Sports and clubs

St Joseph's operates a wide range of cross-curricular clubs for your children to enjoy.

Walking bus

With help from our parents, we run a walking bus to school each Wednesday.

Address

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
St Peter’s Park Road
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 2BA

Contact

Tel / Fax: 01843 861738
Email: info@st-josephs-broadstairs.kent.sch.uk

KCSP

Kent Catholic Schools Partnership
Website: kcsp.org.uk
Telephone: 01622 232662

Headteacher
Mrs Linda Briggs

 

Chair of Governors
Mr John Darby