School houses

At St Joseph’s, pupils join one of four houses, representing important figures in the history of the Catholic faith:

  • Saint Francis of Assisi
  • Saint Sebastian
  • Saint Catherine of Siena
  • Saint Cecilia

Children earn house points during the year, as rewards for achievement, acts of kindness, positive behaviour and for exemplifying the values of our school.

Each house has its own colour and during sports days and other competitive events, our pupils proudly wear their house colours.

All of this builds up to our annual school sports day, where the overall winning house receives the House Trophy and celebrates with a victory lap of the school field.   

Each year, eight Year 6 pupils are specially chosen to represent their house as House Captains and Deputy House Captains. They act as wonderful ambassadors for our school and as excellent role models for our younger pupils.

As of 16 June 2022, the house points were as follows

Feast Day Colour House Captains Points
St Catherine 29 April Red Harrison and Hiyabel 679
St Cecilia 22 November Yellow Idally and Bruno 693
St Sebastian 20 January Blue Lilly and Alexander 742
St Francis 4 October Green Shaznay and Imole 806

About the Saints

  • Saint Francis of Assisi

    Saint Francis of Assisi (AD 1182 to 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon, mystic, and preacher.

    He is one of the patron saints of Italy, the patron saint of animals and of the natural environment.

    His feast day is 4 October.

  • Saint Sebastian

    Saint Sebastian (c. AD 256 – 288) was an early Christian saint and martyr. Historians believe he was born in France but went to school in Italy.

    He is the patron saint of archers and athletes. In medieval times, he was regarded as a saint with a special ability to protect from the plague.

    His feast day is 20 January.

  • Saint Catherine of Siena

    Saint Catherine of Siena (AD 1347 – 1380) was born in Italy and at an early age wanted to devote herself to God.

    She is the patron saint of Rome, of Italy (together with Saint Francis of Assisi) and of Europe.

    Her feast day is 29 April

  • Saint Cecilia

    Saint Cecilia (AD 200 – 230) was a Roman martyr and is recognised in the Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican churches.

    She is the patron saint of music and musicians

    Her feast day is 22 November.