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

Calling all past pupils!

As we celebrate 100 years of Catholic Education in Scotland, we would love to hear from any past pupils. Where did your journey take you? What little piece of St Joseph’s stayed with you?

Please get in touch and let us know.


We look forward to hearing from you.

What’s been happening this week?


Primaries 6 and 7 had intensive online safety workshops with One Day Creative. The performance to P5/6 highlighted the main areas of learning over the day! Well done all.

The Rights Respecting Group visited Ferryhill Primary school this week. They have recently won their Gold Award and have filled us with inspiration as we head towards our Silver Award!

P5/6 and P6 are preparing a Digital fair to share with pupils and parents. Keep an eye out for more posts asking “Did you know?”

Loose Parts continues to be very successful, especially in the sunny weather! The creativity of the pupils shines through!!

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.