If you need help organising your studies or want some support with your learning, you can request to see a Learning Coach in sessions that run after school each day. Please see your TfL for details. 


Collaboration Lessons - IMPORTANT!

Wednesday 2nd October  

Friday 4th October

Please note that a taxi will be taking and picking you up on these days.

The other days will be the minibus as normal.


Uni Taster Courses

King's College London and UCL are running a number of free university taster courses for year 12 students this autumn in the subjects listed below. Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis so please  apply as soon as possible by following the relevant link below or via our website www.london.ac.uk/tasters.
List of university taster courses with places available (as of 23 September 2013):
King's College London, Wed 16 Oct 2013, details/apply
repeated on Wed 20 Nov 2013, details/apply and Wed 11 Dec 2013 details/apply
Global Health & Social Medicine

King's College London, Wed 23 Oct 2013, details/apply

Science Engagement & Communication
King's College London, Fri 18 Oct 2013, details/apply

The Only Way Is 'Arts and Sciences'
UCL, Wed 13 Nov 2013, details/applyrepeated on Wed 4 Dec 2013 details/apply
More taster courses coming in 2014....
Students will be able to apply to university taster courses taking place in 2014 through our website www.london.ac.uk/tasters from 11am on Thursday 9 January 2014. A full list of taster courses in over 70 different subject areas taking place at over 20 universities across London will be available on our website then.

Lesson cancellation

Year 13 RE collaboration lessons at St Joseph's tomorrow,  periods 3 & 4 are cancelled.
Work has been set for the pupils and they are to continue with their"research of the soul" and the first of their essays ready for Friday.

Mrs Burke sends her apologies.

Young Newport LGBT Group

Providing a safe, supportive and confidential environment for young people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (or young people that maybe questioning their identity)
September –December Programme 2013

3rd Sept
5:30 – 7:30pm
The LGBT Community where do I fit in?
Info Shop
17th Sept
5:30 – 7:30pm
Film Night
Info Shop
1st Oct
5:30 – 7:30pm
Self esteem
Info Shop
15th Oct
5:30 – 7:30pm
Art and crafts
Info Shop
Half Term
Dates/times TBC
Museum Halloween Project
Museum/Info Shop
12th Nov
5:30 – 7:30pm
Risky behaviour/online
Info Shop
26th Nov
5:30 – 7:30pm
Film project
Info Shop
10th Dec
5:30 – 7:30pm
Sexual Health
Info Shop


Interested in a career in law?

Our Explore Law event will be taking place at The University of Law, Bristol on Wednesday 9 October 4pm-6.45pm.
Run by our tutors, all of whom are qualified lawyers, this fun and informative event is an excellent opportunity for  final year GCSE and first year A Level students to find out what it really takes to pursue a career in law. Plus it’s a great experience to add to your personal statements if they decide to apply for a law degree in the future.
On the day you will:
· Take part in an interactive law taster workshop
· Get valuable advice on finding their route into a career in law
· Put their questions to a panel of practising lawyers and current law students

You can find out more about this FREE event by visiting www.law.ac.uk/events.

Message from St Joseph's High for collaboration students

Next Tuesday we will be having our first whole school Mass during P3.
Obviously this has an impact on student lessons. We will be teaching P4, so if any of your students are with us for those periods they can go to the Library for P3 and then lessons P4.
Our students will attend any collaborative lessons with you as planned for both periods.
It affects yr 12 pathway A and yr13 pathway E.
Mr J Ryan

Student wi-fi

If you have signed a student wi-fi agreement, you will now be able to access the internet on your smartphone, etc.  Please see the instruction sheet on the library counter to set up.

More part time job vacancies

Card Factory – Commercial Street, Newport have Zero Hour contracts available – Clients can call in to collect a company application form and return it to the store.

J D Sports – Commercial Street Newport, Looking for an Assistant Manager and various other positions – Call in to store for details
Clinton Cards Commercial Street, Newport – Looking for a team member for an 8 hour position – hand in CV to Store Manager

The Body Shop, Commercial Street, Newport – 3 Vacancies available for Christmas – Start date 11th November finish date 30th December 2013. Apply on line through Body Shop Web Site – Recruitment Button at bottom of page you can load your CV, this CV will also go out to other businesses for use. The body shop site ask applicants 5 Questions.

You will have to register to complete a short application form.

New Look – Commercial Street, Newport – No Vacancies at this time but do expect to have them , Always willing to take CV’s please hand in to store.

Coffee No 1! – Looking for Full Time Staff member 37 hours plus please apply on web site www.coffee1.co.uk

Argos – Stow Hill, Newport – Will be taking on Seasonal Staff call in to pick up and complete a company application form.

Year 12 Notice

Could any students who have joined us from another school please bring a copy of their exam results in to Mrs A Rees in the office.

Part time vacancies in Newport

Clinton Cards – Newport Retail Park - Spytty

Sales Assistant 12 hours per week. Must be willing to be flexible about hours. This vacancy is being dealt with locally so, please call in with your CV and ask for John or Phillip.
Other Vacancies with Clinton Cards often become available, please visit their web site:

HMV – Commercial Street- Newport

Sales Assistant Vacancy for 7.5 Hours Per week – Sunday.
Advert in their shop window – They will also be having Christmas Vacancies so please keep an eye on their web site

Sports Direct – Newport Retail Park – Spytty

Will be relocating to a larger premises shortly – will be having vacancies – You can apply now by handing  in your CV to your local Store in Spytty, or apply on line, keep watching for advertised vacancies:

Costa Coffee – Newport Retail Park – Spytty

Will be having vacancies for Christmas period from End October you can hand in your CV to your local store in Spytty or apply on line:

Bank Fashion – Cardiff

Looking for Assistant Manager and also a Supervisor: View and apply on line : bankfashion.co.uk/careers

Bank Fashion – Newport Retail Park – Spytty

Will be taking on staff over Christmas, you can drop in a CV but ensure it includes details of the working times and days you would be available, they will be looking for applicants who can be slightly Flexible regarding working hours.

H&M – Newport Retail Park – Spytty
Currently have several Permanent Sales Assistant Vacancies available:
2 x 8 hours
1 x 12 hours
1 x 20 hours

Call into the store in Spytty with your CV.

Asda Living – CafĂ© – Newport Retail Park – Spytty
Currently have a Zero Hour Contract available- they advertise with the Job Centre

Outfit – Newport Retail Park – Spytty
Always welcome CVs – you can also provide a covering letter advising of time availability

Door entry/exit cards

Please could sixth form students ensure that they use their cards to enter and exit the building in the blue area. Admin staff are not permitted to let them out of the building via the main entrance.