We approach the Easter holidays with mixed feelings as we come to terms with the retirement of Mrs Wynne. I mentioned in mass on Thursday that you can tell that a teacher is special, when the staff and children are in tears at the thought of them leaving. This was certainly true for Mrs Wynne who has helped to change lives in St Joseph’s for the last seventeen years. Her professionalism, personality, unstinting support and dedication to individual pupil needs are exceptional. She will be impossible to replace. At the same time, we are all happy that Mrs Wynne will be able to enjoy a long and active retirement. I’m sure she will find new and exciting outlets for her energy and enthusiasm. Wherever retirement takes her, they’d better be ready to be organised and not be tempted to borrow her stapler!
Thank you, Judith.
Thank you, Mrs Wynne.
You helped each and every one of us to ‘Grow in Love’.
On behalf of the staff, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank parents, families and the wider parish community for all your support and to wish you a happy Easter.
Mr J Wilkinson
It’s been another fantastic week of DT for Key Stage 2 children. Pupils in Years 3, 5 and 6 have been designing, making and testing a wide range of products. It has been great to observe the enthusiasm and engagement of pupils. As usual, we are indebted to Mr Arwel Williams, from TechnoEd, whose inspiration, organisational skills and tried and tested teaching methods bring out the best in all pupils and allow everyone to succeed.
Let’s hope budgets allow us to continue to provide this opportunity for our pupils.
It was worth the wait!
Following, last week’s postponement, due to the weather, our annual St David’s Fair took place this Saturday and it was a huge success. The wonderful raffle, packed full of desirable prizes and a wide range of stalls to interest adults and children, meant that this was our most successful St David’s Fair. In all we raised over £1400.
A huge thank you to all those who made this happen. Firstly, our reinvigorated PTA who planned the whole event - they begged local businesses, enlisted the support of Bangor University, involved the parish, planned the layout, made the signs, set the hall up and simply made everything work. Secondly, thank you to those local businesses and Bangor University for supporting our school. Next, thank you to all the school staff who worked on stalls, prepared the hall and cleared up afterwards. Also, a really special thank you, and well done, to Year 6 children who planned and ran their own stalls. Finally, thank you to all parents, families and parishioners for coming along and spending your money to support our pupils.
‘Grow in Love’ is an easy thing to say but can be more difficult to see, but any new visitors to our school, this morning, would have a good idea of what our mission statement is all about.
It’s been a busy week in which the weather has been challenging. I have to take this opportunity, as headteacher, to say a huge thank you to the staff. Whilst other schools were forced to close, we were able to remain open and keep children safe.
Also, thank you to our parents and families for your support in getting children to school and supporting lines of communication.
Finally, thank you to all the children for coming to school and keeping working when brothers, sisters and friends might have been playing in the snow. I know you think it would show we cared more about you if we gave you the day off but one day you’ll understand that this is not the case.
Thank you, all.