Category Archives: Parent Council

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.




June dates

Sat 9th June – Post Confirmation Retreat

Sun 10th June – GLEE final in Perth!

Thu 14th June – New Primary 1 induction

Wed 20th June / Thu 21st June – Lion King   P5-P7 show

Sat 23rd June – Summer Fair 12-2pm

Sun 24th June – Pluscarden Abbey Pilgrimage & Family Day

Wed 27th June – Sports Day (P2-P7)  1.30pm

Fri 29th June – St Peter & St Paul Leavers’ Mass 

Wed 4th July – Alternate Sports Day

Thu 5th July – P7 Leavers’ ceilidh

Fri 6th July – Prize giving 1.45pm

3.15pm – Summer Holidays!

Summer Fair

Dear parents

Summer Fair 2018 is now only 5 weeks away! It is a major fundraiser for the school we really need your help and time to make it a success.

A blue form asking for donations and volunteers have been sent via the school bags some days ago. Thank you to everybody who had already offered to help out with/at the Fair. We still need more helpers, so please consider volunteering on the day of the Fair or in the build-up and complete the form and return it to the office. If you misplaced your form, please e-mail  instead.

Also, please keep the donations coming – we need more of these to have the tombolas well stocked for the Fair. The suggested split of donations per class is indicated below but any of the below donations will be greatly received.  

Nursery, P1K, P1S, P2C, P2R – Lucky Dip items (small presents, bags of sweets or stationery that cost up to £1)

P3K, P3H/P, P4W, P7M, P7M/R – Chocolate and sweet tombola

P4B, P5/6Mc, P5B, P5D, P6H – Summer Tombola (outdoor toys, bats, balls, buckets\spades, beach inflatables)

Anyone wishing to donate home bakes (no cream or nuts please) – please bring them to the dining hall by 3.15 pm on Friday 22nd June.

As you know, a very important part of this fundraiser is the Raffle. We already have some nice prizes but we would love to see some bigger items added. If you, or the company you work for, are in position to donate a big prize – PLEASE get in touch (the same e-mail as above)!

Thank you for your ongoing support

Parent Council

Fun Run

Harlaw Fun Run Series

Take part in this year’s Active Schools Fun Run Series at Harlaw Road Playing Fields!


Back by popular demand, the Fun Run Series is a great series of running races where children can race against their friends and the clock. Entry to the Fun Run Series is free and with a number of different venues there is a series near you!

Fun Runs are open to all, so if you can’t make it to the Sheddocksley event then why not sign up for another Fun Run on a different day!

P1-P3 races are 400m in length; P4 races are 800m in length and P5-P7 do 1600m. All runners will receive a participation medal if they run in at least 3 races at a venue.

The top boys and girls in each P4-P7 age group will be invited to the Champion of Champions Event on Wednesday 13th June at Harlaw Road Playing Fields.

You will receive a confirmation email once you have booked your tickets. Your Active Schools Coordinator will then be in touch nearer the date of the first race.

Harlaw Road Race Information:

Race dates: Tuesdays 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th May

Approximate race times: P1-P3 4.00pm; P4 4.10pm; P5 4.25pm; P6 4.40pm; P7 4.55pm

Venue: Harlaw Road Playing Fields, Harlaw Road, Aberdeen (AB15 4YY)

For any further enquiries about the Harlaw events, please contact Nicole Gordon (Grammar Schools) or Vicki & Kelly (Harlaw Schools) at

Please note that Active Schools Aberdeen facilitate activities for children from local authority schools in Aberdeen City. Children who do not attend these schools are still free to enter the Fun Run Series but will not be eligible to take part in the Champion of Champions event. For these pupils, after you have registered, please contact for further clarification.

Big Garden Tidy Up

The sun was shining and all hands were busy painting, cleaning, sanding, fixing and tidying. Thanks you to all the families who gave up their sunny Saturday to help to make our grounds more beautiful!  The playground will be bright and sunny even if the clouds come!  THANK YOU!