Each child and member of staff is allocated into a house team which they stay in throughout their time at St Joseph’s. Siblings will be put into the same team. When the children reach KS2 they wear a school tie that has the colour of their house incorporated into the design. In the autumn, new Year 6 captains are chosen via an election. Our house system is based around famous saints.
House point are given out by all members of staff for pupils who show good work, behaviour and other positive reasons. These are counted every week by the house captains and the winning house is announced in assembly and awarded a rosette which is displayed in the hall. At the end of each term, the house with the most rosettes wins a reward and have their house ribbon tied to the house cup which remains in display in the trophy cabinet.
Saint Thomas More (1478 – 1535)
Thomas More was an English writer, lawyer, and statesman. Pope Pius XI canonised More in 1935 as a martyr. He held many important jobs including Speaker of the House of Commons, Lord Chancellor and advisor to the King Henry VIII. He also invented the word "utopia", which means: "an ideal place to live". His feast is celebrated on 22nd June and is shared with Saint John Fisher.
Saint John Fisher (1469 – 1535)
John Fisher was an English Catholic bishop, cardinal, and theologian. He was also an academic, and eventually served as Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. He is honoured as a martyr and saint by the Catholic Church. He shares his feast day with St Thomas More on 22 June in the Roman Catholic calendar of saints.
Saint Edmund Campion (1540 –1581)
Edmund Campion was an English Roman Catholic Jesuit priest and martyr. He was beatified by Pope Leo XIII in 1886 and canonised in 1970 by Pope Paul VI as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. His feast is celebrated on 1 December.
Saint John Southworth (1592 - 1654)
John Southworth was an English Catholic martyr. He was beatified in 1929. In 1970, he was canonized by Pope Paul VI as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. His feast day is 27 June but this is only celebrated in the Westminster diocese.