News & Events
Flu like illness Advice
School Games Award 2019
Parents and Carers Questionnaire April 2019
Responses to the parents and carers questionnaire completed in April 2019 were extremely positive. To view the results, please follow the link below:
Mental Health Awareness Week
To find out more, please follow the link below:
Year 2 and Year 6 Assessments
Information for parents about the Year 2 and Year 6 Assessments can be accessed by following the link below:
If parents would like any information, please ask Mr Brooks (Year 2 Teacher) or Ms McIlroy (Year 6 Teacher)
The children in school were lucky to watch and anti-bullying play on Tuesday 26th March. The play was based on the novel “A Little Princess” by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Congratulations to our Year 3 and 4 gymnastics team
Congratulations to our Year 3 and 4 gymnastics team who took part in the Knowsley school gymnastics competition and came 2nd overall, with three of our team winning individual gold medals.
The team will go on to represent St Joseph’s in the Merseyside Gymnastics Finals.
Phil the Pheasant
Phil the pheasant has been a visitor to our school since November 2017. He seems to enjoy looking and pecking at his reflection in the windows on the school roof and has been spotted while the children are working in class and also when eating in the hall, even pecking on the windows during morning assemblies.
He has also been seen on the field and playgrounds and is quite happy to be strutting around while the children are at play.
Fun Facts about Pheasants
- Phil is a male pheasant.
- Male pheasants have a green head and colourful feathers, female pheasants have brown feathers all over.
- Male pheasants are known as “cocks” and females are called “hens”.
- The average length of the cock pheasant is about 91cm. The average hen length is 51cm.
- The main predators to pheasants are foxes, cats and dogs
- Pheasants like to eat a mixture of berries, seeds, young shoots and insects.
- The average clutch size of a pheasant is 12 eggs.
- Pheasants do not migrate, and stay locally the whole year round.
- Pheasants can fly for short distances at a speed of up to 48 mph. Most of the time, they hide in grasslands and stay on the ground.
- Pheasants build their nests on the ground.
- Pheasants are often a symbol of good luck. Legend has it that a Burmese hunter once found an emerald in a pheasant. When he went back to the pheasant’s home, he found an emerald mine.