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Mission Statement

As a Catholic School we value the special identity that God’s love has created in each of us.

The Gospel inspired values of trust, honesty, self respect, self discipline and forgiveness are at the heart of our everyday loving and caring for one another.

All our curriculum activity reflects these principles as we search faithfully for excellence.

Together with parents, families, the church and the community, we encourage each individual to develop their God given talents and skills and realise their unique potential.

At Our Lady and St Joseph's we believe that every child is special and has God given talents and skills. 

We provide a Catholic education promoting the academic, physical, spiritual and social development of each child. We aim to teach what each child needs, regardless of their age, sex or ability and to provide a happy, healthy and secure environment for your child to enjoy. We seek to be a community which complements the home and the parish in attempting to live out the values of the Gospel.

We also welcome children of families who are not Catholic but seeking a Christian environment for their child. We would be pleased to have the opportunity to show prospective parents around our school when the atmosphere and ethos can be experienced at first hand. 

We welcome this as an opportunity to explain our aims and to be able to answer any questions that you may have. 

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Class News

Well Done to our Under 9's Orienteering Team - Winners of the Rotherham Boys Final - and to our Under 11's Team

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Congratulations to Josh McMaster and Gianni Capponi, from our under 9’s orienteering team, who won the boys final at Wickersley on the 12th of June. They will now represent Rotherham in the Year 3/4 Boys South Yorkshire Finals!.  Also well done to our under 11’s team who came 4th.

Congratulations to everyone involved in with the effort and also many thanks for the continued support from parents with helping transport children to the events.

Young Voices at Wath Festival - Well Done!

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Congratulations to the Young Voices choir who performed at Wath Festival. They sounded wonderful and received many compliments from members of our community. Well done!

Mrs McLaughlin

Congratulations VEX Wacky Robots!

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Our VEX team have returned safely from the World Finals Kentucky. You may have followed their news via schools twitter? The team came 38th in their group so are ranked within the top 200 in the world! Congratulations!

Mrs McLaughlin

Wacky Wobots - Bon Voyage and Good Luck!

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Early this morning our VEX team started their journey to Kentucky. We would like to wish Jack Cook, Mary Donnelly, Tobias Janvier, Ciaran Martin, Drew O’Dowd and Oliver Stables all the very best as they compete in the VEX World Finals.

You can follow their blog via our school website http://www.ourlady-stjosephs.rotherham.sch.uk/school-news/wacky-wobots 

Mrs McLaughlin 

Happy Easter and Thank You

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Thank you for your continued support of the school. This half term has been particular busy with World Book Day, Easter chocolate raffle and the fund raising for Hamid’s Helping Hands. Thank you to all those who have made donations towards the VEX team’s journey to Kentucky.

On behalf of the staff, I would like to wish everyone a very happy and holy Easter.

Mrs McLaughlin

Chocolate Raffle - Thank You for Raising £246

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Thank you so much for your generous support for the chocolate raffle which has raised an amazing £246.00. All the money raised will be sent to Hallam Caring Services Good Shepherd Collection. Bishop Ralph is very grateful for all donations, “All the money you raise goes towards supporting the Hallam Caring Services projects. Their projects have workers in our Schools, parishes, and the wider community. These are very good at helping young people and their families feel better.”

Mrs McLaughlin

Well Done Year 5 & 6 Athletics Team.

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Well done to our Year 5 and 6  Athletics team who were at St Pius on Tuesday: Holly McMaster, Lucy Anne Moss, Marysa Green, Nina Swales, Oliwia Borowiec, Evie Parker-Burdin, Lilia Yeardley, Megan Smith, Olivia Moss, Nicole Kleba, Oliver Auchterlounie, Luke Firth, George Hayes,Peter Moore,Theo Stewart, Daniel Redfern,Mac Stewart, Josh Coates, Jack Andrews and Noah Malakauskas. Comments back from St Pius were what a wonderful group of supportive , well behaved children who encouraged  each other.

Mrs  McLaughlin

Congratulations Vex Coding Team!

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Congratulations to our Vex Coding Team who won the Regional Finals last Friday including the Excellence Award for their STEM Research. They qualified for both the National and International Finals – an amazing achievement!

Mrs McLaughlin

Well Done Totty Cup Particpants and the Hot Shots Basket Ball Team

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Well done to our Totty Cup Participants: Oliver Auchterlounie, Oliver Stables, Tobias Janvier,
Drew O’Dowd, Jack Andrews, George Hays, Tyler Weekes, Favour Durojaye, Peter Moore and Luke Firth who represented school at the Totty Cup Tournament. They demonstrated resilience and teamwork in the face of tough opposition!

Also well done to our Hot Shots Basket ball team: Calleigh Cottrell, Emilia Cichy, Oliver Smith, Alex Cooper, Lexi Smith,Molly Stacey, Josh McMaster, Oliver Hadfield and Oliver Firth who represented our school at Wingfield school on Tuesday 20th in the Rotherham schools Basketball final.

Mrs McLaughlin

Young Voices - Congratulations Everyone

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Congratulations to all the children who took part in Young Voices event at Sheffield on the 18th of January.  Altogether 46 children took part; their behaviour, enthusiasm and singing were fabulous.  Thank you to all the staff who worked so hard to prepare them for the event.

Mrs McLaughlin

Latest School Calendar Events

Leavers' Mass and Passing of the Candle20Jul2018

9:45 am - 11:00 am @ School

Leavers’ Mass at 9:30am – this will include the passing over of the candle to Year 5.

Last Day of School - Returning Wednesday 5th September20Jul2018

Last day of school before the summer holidays. We return on Wednesday 5th September. Have a great break!

Special Picnic Day Lunch20Jul2018

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm @ School

The menu for picnic lunch is as follows; ham sandwich/pizza/sausage rolls/ fries/cakes/juice. If any Key Stage 2 child who does not normally have school lunch wishes to have a lunch on this day, please send £2.05 in a named envelope by Monday 11th July.

School Closed for Summer Holidays23Jul2018

We are closed for the summer holidays. We return on Wednesday 5th September. Have a great break!

School Closed for Summer Holidays24Jul2018

We are closed for the summer holidays. We return on Wednesday 5th September. Have a great break!

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