St Joseph’s College has entered a partnership with Ealing Trailfinders RC that it believes will allow students a shot at the very highest reaches of rugby whilst offering the security of an entrée into another profession should a playing career fail to materialise or be cut short.
With so much to celebrate, St Joseph’s College students were hard-pressed to refrain from the good-natured hugging usually associated with results days. Instead, they allowed their smiles to say it all. Following the College’s superb performance across Level 3 qualifications last week, the Ipswich-based independent school has posted outstanding GCSE results.
St Joseph’s College Ipswich is rightly proud of its excellent attainment at Level 3, including record-breaking A-level and EPQ results awarded to students for their hard work before the Covid-19 crisis struck. The students’ dedication to their studies once remote learning became the new normal has also ensured they are now ready to move on to the next phase of their education or working life as resilient independent learners.
Tanaquil Lu, a Year 10 student, has been elected Youth Parliament Member (MYP) for Suffolk South. Seven schools and youth groups in the area watched the candidates canvas for election in a video demonstrating their passion and drive to make a difference. When the votes were counted, Tanaquil headed the list.
St Joseph’s College is celebrating some outstanding results in the Higher Project Qualification, with 100% of the Year 8 and Year 9 students taking part achieving A*-C grades and 16 of the 21 awarded A*-A.
Preparation for life beyond school is integral to an education at St Joseph’s College, where staff are passionate about helping students find their way into happy and fulfilling careers. Concerned about the particular challenges likely to face female students, the College inaugurated an Empowering and Inspiring Women in the Workplace event, open to young women studying at the College and other local schools.
Bursting with green energy and black comedy, the early sixties inspired music and macabre storyline of The Little Shop of Horrors were in safe hands when the students of St Joseph’s College performed the musical to five packed houses at DanceEast, Ipswich (February 4 – 7).
Ethan Waddleton and Tom Emery, former students of St Joseph’s College, Ipswich, are once again taking to the pitch together as part of the England Men’s Sevens team. Ethan and Tom, who left the school in 2015 and 2016 respectively, are reigniting the level of excitement in the school community reached with Lewis Ludlam’s inclusion in the England World Cup squad in October.
When the stunning modernist chapel at the centre of the St Joseph’s College campus reopens its doors on 14 December, it will realise the hopes of the whole school community and mark the culmination of three years’ hard work and fundraising.