We currently offer a staggered start and finish time to the school day
to avoid too many adults and children being in the same place at the same time.
Use this link to check the times that your child starts and finishes the school day. (See Attendance Policy)
Please look in the 'Safeguarding' section for information relating to Anti-Bullying and Friendship.
We are part of Christ’s family; a unique gift.
Faithful to God. United, we excel.
Welcome to our school website.
Our School Website offers a small window into the community of St. Joseph's, Halifax where many exciting, prayerful and challenging events and activities take place - daily.
We are a proud Catholic School serving the parishes of Sacred Heart and St. Bernard's, St. Theresa's Queensbury and St. Columba's, Pellon.
We hope you enjoy finding out more about our Faith Life Work, which is an intrinsic part of everything we do at St. Joseph's Halifax. In addition you will see evidence of the exciting curriculum that we provide for our pupils through the dedication and hard work of every member of our school community.
As a school we ensure that each child makes progress relative to their starting points (both academically and spiritually) and every family is supported, through the pastoral opportunities we provide. We are proud to share a growing number of OoSH (Out of School Hours) clubs for pupils from Reception to Year Six. Our committed staff work tirelessly to ensure better life chances for every pupil in our care. We challenge all our pupils, through our Mission Statement - that acknowledges that as well as being united, we want everyone to excel in all aspects of life; developing in the virtues that underpin spiritual development.
Should you require a paper copy of anything you read on the website, please contact the school using the contact details below. Please feel free to contact the school for additional information on anything you read, or to arrange a visit.
Click on this link to apply to our school via the Calderdale online portal.
If you think you or someone you live with has developed COVID-19 symptoms - follow this link advice
information from Public Health England for parents on the Parents&Family page.
Pupils are not required to wear face coverings in school, however, if you would prefer for your child to wear a face covering, please contact Mrs Angstmann.
We are a WOW school!
We are taking part in an award-winning behaviour change scheme to help more pupils walk to school.
For the next year, St Joseph's will be taking part in WOW – the year-round walk to school challenge from Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.
When running WOW, schools see an average 23 per cent increase in pupils walking to school and a corresponding drop in car use; reducing congestion outside the school gates, increasing safety and helping in the fight against air pollution – all whilst children benefit from being more active.
With WOW, pupils log their daily journeys to school each day on the WOW Travel Tracker tool. Those who walk to school at least once a week for a month earn a WOW badge, with 11 to collect across the year.
Each year, the 11 WOW badges follow a new WOW theme, all of which are designed by pupils in Living Streets’ annual badge design competition. This year’s theme is INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD and will take WOW pupils on a year-round journey through time and across the globe, celebrating some of the greatest inventions ever created.
We’re really excited about running WOW and walking to school this year. Our pupils are looking forward to collecting the badges and experiencing the natural world around them in the morning before class.
We hope it will ease traffic outside the school gates and teach pupils vital road safety skills. We are excited to announce that we have some new bike and scooter stands, each week a chosen class will have the opportunity to cycle to school.
You can further information and videos at https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/wowlaunch alternatively if you have any further questions about WOW, please contact Miss Paterson at WOW@stjosephs.calderdale.sch.uk
St. Joseph's CPS @stjosephshx3
7 May Year 2 using our resources to work on time. Quarter past and quarter to. https://t.co/CBqvsy795N
6 May Working hard on independently writing instructions on how to find treasure this morning in Year 2. https://t.co/8GHrBCE2fI
5 May We love a bit of dancing in Year 2 #gonoodle https://t.co/4JcJ6yCECf
5 May Making use of our new outdoor play equipment. https://t.co/3CFEAtpQJJ
5 May Some local habitats we found today in science #outdoorlearning https://t.co/xhVnJWde9i