St. Joseph's Primary is a Catholic school and was built in 1960. It is co-educational and one of two primary schools in Kelty. Although Catholic in ethos the school has a very high proportion of children (in fact the majority) who are not Catholic but who are here through parental choice.

The main school building houses 5 classrooms, dining hall (including stage) and office accommodation. There is an annexe in the playground which has a sixth classroom, a learning support base and the headteacher' s office. A controlled entry system operates on all external doors. The playground, while small, ensures effective supervision by adults and a nearby grassed football pitch is available in the Summer months. There are plans for an extension to be built next session (2010-11) onto the main building which will replace the medway hut and provide another classroom.

Our school aims are on display in the foyer but our main aim is to create an environment where pupils, parents and staff can work together to meet the needs of all children - emotional, physical, social, cultural, spiritual and academic.

The Expressive Arts curriculum is enhanced by regular visits from Music, Drama, P.E. and Art specialists. Six children are currently being taught the cello and we have a part-time learning support teacher.

Our Parent Council  is a valued part of our school and a subcommittee holds fundraising events throughout the year. Our Parent Council meets regularly and welcomes attendance at meetings from interested parents. Our Pupil Council is well-established and discusses issues which are seen as important by our children as does our eco committee.

The P7 pupils have a residential week in the Summer term where they have an opportunity to meet pupils from the other primaries sending children to our Secondary School St. Columba's in Dunfermline. Our Primary-Secondary liaison programme starts in P6 with a series of visits to St. Columba's.

We offer a range of extracurricular activities such as football, chess(strategy) club, creative dancing, art club and badminton.

We aim to deal with any parental concern or worry the same day it is raised with the school and we are happy to meet with parents at any time.

Holidays and Closures

Dates Reason Details
15 Nov 2019 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day
23 Dec 2019 to 03 Jan 2020 School Holiday Christmas Holiday
06 Jan 2020 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day
12 Feb 2020 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day

If you would like to view the complete list of School Holidays, please click here.

School Booklet

To download the St Joseph's R C Primary School Booklet in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF), please click on the link below.

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