Head's Newsletter

At St. Joseph’s the staff all work hard to provide the children with exciting lessons that grab their interest and enable them to apply their learning across subjects. We are very fortunate that our teachers all understand and recognise the ‘magnificent’ qualities of successful, life-long learners (Claxton 2008) and they incorporate opportunities for their pupils to be:

  • Curious
  • Courageous
  • Experimental
  • Imaginative
  • Explorative and investigative
  • Sociable
  • Disciplined
  • Communicative
  • Open minded
  • Reflective

It is always a great pleasure to speak to the children about their learning and to share their achievements with them. Our Year 2 parents had the opportunity to do this today and other classes have their Open Afternoons planned for the near future. We will also be sending out your child’s reports this term which will provide you with a detailed account of their learning and progress. I wish you a restful weekend and look forward to seeing you next week.

SJSA Auction

We are all looking forward to the annual school auction of promises and the lots are flooding in. It promises to be an enjoyable evening, but we are still looking for some volunteers to help in some key teams. Please have a look at the roles that we still need filling and contact Chelsea Bottomley if you think that you can help.

1. Silent Auction – HELP needed: 9am to 11am and 2:30 to 4:30pm,on

Tuesday, 15 March
Wednesday 16 March
Thursday 17 March

2. Billing Team – HELP needed both on the night of the Auction, Saturday 19 March and one week after the auction which you may do from the comfort of your own home alongside 3 other volunteers fulfilling the same role.

3. Finance Controller - HELP needed the week after the Auction to help tally up the finance reports

The check-in times to bring lots into school next week are Monday – Friday 9:00am to 10:00am

Next Week's Events

Thursday 3rd March
World Book Day – we will be celebrating this during the following week

Friday 4th March
No Learning Celebration Mother’s Day Mass (2:30pm)

Advance Warning!!!
St. Joseph’s Book Day fancy dress: Friday 11th March

Monday 29th February
Year 5 to Gym display

Tuesday 1st March
School photos for website

Wednesday 2nd March
Mini Gray (author) visiting
Mrs Fleming and members of the Peace and Justice Society participating in the Year of Mercy Primary Schools Pilgrimage

House Points

Class Attendance

Congratulations to Class 2M for the highest attendance score this week. Congratulations to Classes RB, 1N and 2M on their excellent punctuality this week.

Merit Winners

Sofia & Josh
Isabella & Michele
Cristina & Lucia
Sara & Andrew
Ingrid & Lewis
The whole class

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6