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Litter – Our Pollution Revolution!

We are starting to notice that around the school the amount of litter is increasing. The Janitor is being left to pick up after us.

We need to take responsibility for disposing of our own litter and use the bins (including recycling). We are looking at relocating some of the bins to make sure coverage of all the playgrounds is improved but YOU can help by using the bins provided or reduce the amount of litter by taking reusable plastic tubs and water bottles for snacks.

The litter is always worse on Friday after Fairtrade tuck shop and the wrappers are disposed of on the ground so we are proposing that a bin is located next to Fairtrade steps on a Friday.

Let your Eco Rep know if you have any other suggestions for helping lead our pollution revolution!


Maths Challenge Day Success!

No problem for our maths stars!

St Joseph’s pupils, Andrea Bostock, Amy Robertson and Owen Izedonmwen, took part in the Scottish Mathematical Challenge Day at Aberdeen University today.

We are so very proud of them – they worked well as both a team and as individuals and came first in the relay maths quiz, were finalists in the maths poster competition and came third overall out of 28 schools – and only 3 points behind the winners!

Well done to you all!

Christmas Wreaths

Come and join us for a festive evening and create your own wreath for Christmas!

We will provide the bases and holly from our own grounds then show you step by step how to create your own Christmas wreath. A variety of decorations and ribbon will be available for you to choose how to finish off you wreath before taking home your beautiful work of art. 

Where and when?

On Tuesday 4th December in the games hall at St Joseph’s Primary from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

The cost of the evening is £25 and includes the base, foliage and decorative finishing touches as well as a glass of mulled wine or Prosecco and a mince pie. The only thing you need to bring along is secateurs (if you have but not necessary) and your imagination

So come along and enjoy this festive social event and be the envy of your neighbours with your homemade wreath.

If you wish to attend the event please contact Mrs McAllister as we need numbers to ensure sufficient supplies.


Aberdeen in Bloom Winners!

Head Boy, Elijah Dedekuma and Head Girl, Amber Kuriakose attended the Aberdeen in Bloom Award Ceremony at the Beach Ballroom where they accepted the trophy awarded to St Joseph’s RC Primary for 1st place in the School Garden category!

Well done to all our pupils for helping make our garden a winner!

Win a school playground – please share!

Our school could win some new playground equipment but we really need your help!

We collect waste for recycling through Terracycle and they are running a competition with Febreze, Fairy and Tesco. The winning school will receive new playground equipment.

The winning school will be the one with the most online votes!

That’s where we need your help!

Simply go to Terracycle win a playground and register your vote for St Joseph’s RC Primary! Voting is open from 20th June until 23:59 on 24th July 2018. Only one vote per email address is permitted.

Please do not hesitate to go online and vote for our school – and feel free to encourage friends and family to vote too!!

We will keep you updated on how we are doing on the school leaderboard!

Please help us to improve our playground facilities by taking a couple of minutes to vote.

Thank you.




Hip Hop Happiness!

As part of Health and Wellbeing Week we took part in a Hip Hop class!



Two Hip Hop teachers visited our school and showed us how to perform some dance moves. It was great fun! Check out Twitter @missjomorgan for more pictures and videos!

We all enjoyed learning how to ‘strike a pose’ and move like a robot.

Why not join a class to learn more about Hip Hop?

See the leaflet below and come along to Rosemount Community Centre every 2nd Sunday afternoon – with different classes for different levels. Come along and take part.

Martial Arts Experience

Gordon was our instructor for some training in the Martial Art of Sooyang Do. We had a great time trying out some of the movements we were taught!


 For more photos check out Twitter @missjomorgan

Did you enjoy it?

Why not pop along to a class and learn more?

Check out the leaflet below for details of training sessions and venues.

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School Photos

School photos will be taken on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th November.

Tempest will take individual and, where applicable, family photos on the aforementioned days. All pupils will have an individual photo taken, not only for going home with the opportunity to purchase but also for attaching to their progress reports within school.

Pupils who have other family members in school will also get a group photo taken.

If you do not wish to have the family photo taken please return the slip attached to the note that was sent home by Friday 24th November.

Please ensure pupils are dressed in full school uniform i.e. white shirt ( no polo shirts) and tie. NO GREEN POLO SHIRTS!


Internet Safety -parent information event.

Internet Safety for Parents – Tuesday 21st November 2 – 3 pm

We are hosting an Internet Safety awareness session for Parents in St Joseph’s and would like to invite Parents and careers to attend and find out what you can do to help keep our children safe online.

The session will be held from 2pm to 3 pm on Tuesday 21st November in P7M classroom and will be delivered by Childline.

If you would like to reserve a space please contact us at

Health and Wellbeing Week – Do you want to join in?

St Joseph’s Health and Wellbeing Week 

20th- 24th November 2017


During our week long event we will be welcoming specialists into the school to give us an insight into improving our overall Health and Wellbeing.

We are pleased to announce the following partners helping to deliver this exciting and fun packed week –

Nuffield Health ( physical fitness and nutrition), Red Cross ( first aid)

NHS ( emotional Wellbeing), Active Schools ( rugby, martial arts, etc)

STEM ( healthy hands), Parents ( relax and reflect,

…….and so many more.

Would you like to join in?

Parents are invited to come along, join in and experience some of the activities on offer throughout the school.

Spaces are limited so if you would like to participate then please select which day and time then send an e-mail or note to Miss Morgan -JoMorgan

On Tuesday from 0930 to 1000 you are welcome to join in with CPR workshop, Disability Awareness and Hip Hop.On Thursday from 0930 to 1000 and 1400 to 1430 you are invited to join us visits from Nuffield Health ; helping us keep fit with some gym equipment, ideas for good nutrition and how to keep our organs healthy, as well as Judo, red ball cricket and golf.

On the Thursday session from 0930 to 1000 an EAL PSA will be available to give an outline of the activities in Polish and answer any queries.

These sessions will not necessarily be with your child’s class but instead will give you a taste of some of the activities your child will experience throughout the week.


We look forward to seeing you there!