On Friday, thanks to our dedicated PTA members, the Parish Centre was open all day, providing tea, coffee and delicious cakes. In total, we raised £446 for MacMillan Cancer Care. Throughout the day, we were busy with parishioners, parents, grandparents, school staff and pupils generating a wonderful community buzz. As well as tasty refreshments, visitors were also impressed with the children’s work on display and it was great to see the whole community coming together in a busy Parish Centre. Many thanks to all those who visited or made cakes and a massive thank you to the PTA members who organised, promoted and hosted this event.
The ‘icing on the cake’ was another well-attended Parent Sharing Assembly, where a packed hall came together to celebrate the work the children have been doing in their latest ‘Come and See’, Religious Education Topic. On display were confident readers, lovely singers, great actors and some super ICT work.
Days like this make us extremely proud to play a small part in the St Joseph’s school/parish community.
On Friday (28th September) we will be holding our first Parent Sharing Assembly of the year. This will be combined with the MacMillan Coffee Day in the Parish Centre, where older pupils will be assisting with the catering.
We would like to use this opportunity to promote the use of our new School Uniform Shop. There is a wide range of uniform available, all in excellent condition. We are determined that our Catholic school leads the way in reducing waste and the unnecessary purchase of new school uniform is one major way in which we can play our part in protecting God’s wonderful world. Obviously, we can all save some money too! If, as we hope, the shop becomes a popular choice for parents, we plan to expand the range available to include pumps, wellies and, later, maybe books and other items.
This is a REALLY important initiative and we would greatly appreciate your support. Why pay £10 for an item when you can get it for £1?
As we start another new school year, we welcome Miss Copp, our new Deputy Headteacher. Miss Copp will be teaching Year 5 and is taking over responsibility for leading Religious Education. We are sure she will settle very quickly and bring lots of innovative and exciting ideas to our school.
It was a fun start for children on our playgrounds, thanks to our hardworking PTA. In collaboration with the School Council, the PTA have purchased over £800 worth of new equipment for the yards. This includes, giant games, den building, seating, balls, racquet game sets and much more.
If you are able to spare some time, please come along to our PTA meeting. Also, if you or your child(ren) have ideas about how the PTA could raise or spend money, please let us know.
Thank you to all who have contributed to making St Joseph’s a better place in which we can all ‘Grow in Love’.