Last night, over 100 people attended our Music Bingo night, to raise funds for our school Playtherapist. We have a long list of people to thank.
Firstly, thank you to Leanne and June for organising such a successful event.
Thank you to Martin, who hosted the evening’s entertainment.
Thank you to Spillane and Co., who paid for the refreshments.
Thank you to Janet, for ticket sales.
Thank you to all who contributed raffle prizes.
Finally, thank you to all the staff, pupils, parents, parishioners and friends of St Joseph’s who attended the event.
In total, we raised over £1200. Added, to the existing total, this means we have raised almost £3000, so far and we still have our Children’s Sponsored Run to come, in a couple of weeks.
If you haven’t donated yet, the link is below.
As a school, we are currently completing ‘The Nurturing Schools Programme’ which is administered by Nurture UK. It is a whole school approach to wellbeing, based on the six principles of nurture, below.
In order to become a ‘Nurturing School’, we will need to provide evidence against a wide range of standards. These standards relate to provision for, and relationships with, pupils, staff, parents and the wider community.
For pupils, a key element, will be the use of a developmental assessment tool called the Boxall Profile. This is used to identify social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. It then provides a wide range of activities and interventions to address the identified needs.
We strongly believe that the programme will help us to further develop systems and relationships to deliver on our mission statement to ‘Grow in Love’.
The extract below is from the Nurture UK website where further information can be found.
It’s been a very red day in St Joseph’s, today. We raised over £230 for Comic Relief, as children dressed in red and enjoyed a range of activities.
Each class were given the chance to decide a fun activity, in which they would like to take part.
We think everyone had a good time whilst raising money for those in great need.
Thank you to all parents, pupils and staff for contributing to another happy day in St Joseph’s.
On Friday, we celebrated World Book Day. Many children (and staff) dressed as their favourite book character and in lessons, there was lots of talk about books and developing a love of reading.
In Friday’s Assembly, we announced the winners of Miss Copp’s ‘Get Caught Reading’ Competition, which involved children being photographed in unusual places. There was a fantastic variety of entries which are displayed in our hall. Below are the winners.
Mrs Beagan, our volunteer librarian, also ran a competition for children to guess in which book her scarecrow character featured. Below, are the winners.
It was another happy day and great to celebrate our love of reading, together. Hopefully, everyone will be sitting down, over the weekend, with a book, instead of turning on the TV/XBox/PS4 or staring at our phones!