Due to the severe weather forecast, for the next few days, The St David’s Fair has been postponed.
It will now be held on Saturday 10th March (10am-12 noon).
In our assemblies we have been talking about Lent and our preparations for Easter. We are all trying to grow closer to God in prayer and actions.
Each class have been set a challenge to work collectively to make things better for others. This could be in school, the local community or in the wider world.
Below are the plans for each class. We will let you know how we get on.
Planting bulbs and plants in the playgrounds to make our school nicer for everyone.
Looking for people to help in the classroom each day. For example, helping each other put on their aprons for painting.
Working together to try to reduce the amount of food waste in school.
Collecting old football shirts to be sent to Africa for children who have no PE kit.
Carrying out surveys and campaigns to reduce the amount of litter in school grounds and around the perimeters.
Visiting the local nursing home - working with and talking to the residents.
Sponsored cycle in class to cover the distance it would take to get into space (related to their maths and Science work)
Holding a clothes ‘jumble sale’ at the end of term to raise money for CAFOD.
The PTA Movie Night was a great success. Over 100 children attended and we raised more than £280 for PTA funds. The money will be used to enhance teaching and learning activities in our school.
Huge thanks to all those parents who made this event happen. The children were treated to hot dogs, popcorn and drinks and one lucky winner went home with a copy of ‘The Good Dinosaur’. We hope all the children enjoyed themselves. (This certainly appeared to be the case, as many were asking if this was going to happen on the last Friday night of every half term!)
The number of helpers and the fantastic support of pupils and parents is a promising start for our revitalised PTA.
The next major fundraising event will be our annual St David’s Fair. If you have stall/activity ideas, interesting raffle prizes or are willing to help please contact a member of the PTA or school.
We hope you all have an enjoyable half term and will see you all back on Monday 19th February.
On Friday, more than 20 people attended our Parent Teachers Association Annual General Meeting. This number also included our parish priest, Fr Frank Ryan. It’s a long time since St Joseph’s had this many willing volunteers to support fundraising and social activities.
Below are some of the decisions from the meeting.
We are confident that the increased membership and high enthusiasm levels will generate more income, further improve home/school communication and help our community to ‘Grow in Love’. Many thanks to all involved.