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PTA Meeting

The next PTA meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 7pm via Zoom. Please contact the school office if you would like the link to attend the meeting.

Mufti Day

We will be having a whole school mufti day on Friday 28th May 2021 to raise funds for our PTA and our Year 6 leavers. More details will follow via ParentMail.

A warm welcome to St Joseph’s School PTA! Our mission is to “enrich our children’s school lives through fundraising.”


Being part of the PTA is a very rewarding experience and can make such a difference in your child’s school life. We have a very hard-working team of PTA members but we do need more helping hands, so please do consider joining, even if for just a few hours. We love to see new members and being part of the PTA often produces many long-lasting friendships. 


Meet our PTA

St. Joseph’s Parent and Teachers Association is made up of a committee of elected people. The positions are: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary. All of these positions can be shared so you can join up with another parent to take a role. We have class representatives (usually one in each class year), a teacher representative and our President is Headteacher Mrs Elizabeth Rippon. Every year we hold an AGM when new members or existing members are voted in. Anyone can nominate themselves - we send out nomination forms every year so if you'd like to join please come along!


What does the PTA do?

We help to raise money for the little extras and luxuries for the children by holding fantastic fundraising events. The money raised has so far helped us to purchase our new improved Trim Trail in the playground, a new reading scheme for the whole school, play equipment for Foundation Stage and KS1, digital cameras, a friendship bench, lunchtime play equipment, our playground train, a Science Dome and Christmas and Easter crafts for every class. Our superb events include our hugely popular Summer Fayre, Christmas Fayre, Christmas Disco, Race Night, Quiz Night, Easter raffle, Book Fairs and more.


How to get involved

Come and join us at a meeting or offer your time to help at any of our events. More helping hands are always welcome! Your PTA needs you – remember it’s for the children. To contact the PTA please email


When and where are the meetings?

We hold the meetings once a month in the school hall at 7pm - we try to keep the meetings brief as we know everyone has busy lives! We discuss upcoming and future events.


Please some of our recent fundraising events below:


School Christmas Card Project

We are delighted to announce that we raised £184 taking part in the School Christmas Card Project. It was lovely to see all of the children’s fantastic artwork as their cards, mugs and placemats were sent home. They worked very hard in class to create such wonderful work. We have some very talented artists! We hope you enjoy seeing your child’s artwork! Happy Christmas!




Summer Fayre 2019

Our PTA Summer Fayre was once again a great success and we are delighted to announce that together we made over £3,200!

As always it was a lovely community event and after a rather wet week we were very lucky with the weather! A big thank you to the PTA and to everyone who helped in the run up to the event and on the day; to all the teachers, the Year 5 choir, Year 3 dancers and our Karate club who performed in the arena; to all the stallholders and parent helpers and to everyone who came to enjoy the event. Your support really did make the Fayre a huge success. We were delighted to also welcome Dorset Police, the RNLI, the Little Sewing Table, Funtastic Club and Glitter Girls.

Well done to Year 6 who created their own stalls and worked hard on the day raising a fantastic £391 for the PTA, and thank you to the Year 5 Sports Ambassadors for working hard running the Tri Golf stall. Well done also to Year 4  pupils Amelia and Alice for raising £81.80 on their stall in aid of Cafod. Thank you to all the individual classes for working so hard on their stalls and raising valuable funds for the PTA.

Thank you to everyone who entered our first ever Bake Off at the Summer Fayre! Well done to Anna, Jasmine, Jess, Harry, Erin, Maria, Samir, Seth and Ralphie for making such an amazing effort baking their delicious cakes. Everyone really did enjoy tasting the cakes and voting for their favourite. Well done to Samir for winning the Bake Off! Pictures of all of the cakes will be on our website. Thank you also to everyone who very kindly baked cakes and donated them to the cake stall – they all looked amazing!

Thank you to all the businesses who very kindly donated amazing prizes for our raffle. Once again thank you to:

The Jetty, The Pig in Brockenhurst, The Lord Bute, Swanage Railway, AM Revive, Avon Beach Beauty Treatments, The Tank Museum, Regent Centre, Wimborne Model Town, Abbotsbury Children’s Farm, Adventure Wonderland, Marks & Spencer, Breamore House and Countryside Museum, Splashdown Waterparks, Moors Valley Country Park, Concept Cleaning Solutions, Pieroth Wine Tasting, Longdown Activity Farm, Stewarts, BH Live, Snowtrax, South Coast Karting, Lifestyle Active, Liberty’s Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre, Ringwood Brewery, Papa John’s and Hollywood Bowl.

Thank you to the following businesses for their food and drink donations: Red Cherry Catering, Papa John’s Christchurch, Sainsbury’s, Warburtons and Tesco New Milton. Thank you also to McDonald’s for donating the fun animal balloon holders and to Richard’s Mr Softee ice cream van.

If you enjoyed the event please do consider joining our PTA as we always need more volunteers and helping hands to be able to put on events such as this, raising money for our school and enriching the school life for our children.


Quiz Night 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to our PTA Quiz Night! It was a great success and a fantastic night was had by all who attended. Thank you to the PTA who arranged the event, to Mr Curran and Miss Fox who hosted the event and to everyone who came on the night, helped or donated prizes. We would like to thank Papa John’s Christchurch for donating our pizza supper which was delicious! Thank you also to Ringwood Brewery, The Dancing Moose and Hoburne Dental Practice for donating amazing prizes for our hamper! Thank you to everyone who donated prizes as well as your time helping set up and tidy away! A particular thank you goes to the hardworking PTA for organising a fabulous evening, to all those who helped on the evening and those who helped but were unable to attend. As well as it being a lovely community event, an impressive £356 was raised which goes towards making a difference to enrich our children’s school experience.


Christmas Fayre 2018

Thank you to everyone who came along to support our PTA Christmas Fayre – it was a great success! It was a great family event with a magical Santa’s Grotto which was a real hit with the kids, and a Secret Santa Room where children could secretly buy and wrap a present for their loved ones – the children really loved this too! We had a great selection of gift and craft stalls including Tropic Skincare, The Book People, Flamingo Paperie cards, designer perfume with Sorelle, hand knitted items from Crafty Wools, handmade bows with Emily Lockyer and locally made honey from beekeeper Johanna Mills. We had tombolas, homemade cakes, biscuit decorating, glitter tattoos with Sparkle Art Face Painting and Christmas garlands with Ericka Golding. The playground was filled with real Nordmann Fir Christmas trees thanks to Christmas Trees Direct and we served refreshments all evening thanks to generous donations from Papa John’s Pizza in Christchurch, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Warburtons.

Our Christmas raffle was a huge success and raffle winners were delighted with their prizes. Raffle prizes were very kindly donated by The Jetty; Hoburne Brasserie 1912 restaurant, Tropic Skincare, Longdown Activity Farm, Farmer Palmer’s, the Regent Centre, Swanage Railway, BH Live, Lifestyle Active, Moors Valley, Beauty Rediscovered, Monkey Madness, Beales and Marks and Spencer. 

Thank you to our very hardworking PTA who devoted a lot of their time to make this a fantastic event; to our St Joseph’s families who donated generously, gave their time to work with the children and helped on the night; and to the children who worked hard making decorations for the event. Thanks also to Stewarts Garden Centre and John Cribb for donating decorations and lights.

We raised an amazing £1,672 which will be used to enrich our children’s school journey. We hope you enjoy the pictures of our event.


Book Fair 2018

Thank you to all who helped with the Book Fair. The event was a great success and everyone enjoyed choosing their books from The Book People bookcases. We raised over £937 from the sale which has earned the school over £234 in commission to spend on our school library.






Sponsored Bounce

Well done to all our bouncy children who took part in the PTA fundraising. We raised £1,372 some of which I’ve already spent on crafts and party bits for our Royal Wedding Day. Thank you for making the difference.






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