As usual, the final week of school before Christmas has been very busy. In our assemblies, class worship and curriculum time we have been getting ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus and trying to make sure we keep this at the heart of our preparations and celebrations.
On Monday and Tuesday, Years 1 and 2 performed ‘A Little Bird Told Me’ to packed and appreciative audiences. DVDs of the concert will be available in January.
On Wednesday, we celebrated our annual school Carol Service. Again, there was a full church to sing carols, listen to readings of the Christmas story and to hear our small school choir perform. Earlier in the day, the choir had been to the Convent of Mercy to sing and they will be doing the same in Merton Place Nursing Home on Thursday afternoon.
On Tuesday, Darren Millar (AM) visited school with some great news for Bella in Year 3. She was the winner of his annual competition to design his Christmas card. Her collage of Rudolph was used on all his cards sent out this year. Congratulations Bella on your wonderful artwork.
Amongst all the excitement, there was also some sadness as a few pupils will be leaving St Joseph’s in January. Some of them are moving out of the area, whilst others will be accessing specialist provision within Conwy county. At the leaving party for one of these children, in Year 1, there was an unusual Christmas visitor in the form of a large inflatable T-Rex.
We will be celebrating mass on Thursday, in the evening there will be our PTA Christmas Disco and finally, on Friday afternoon, our Christmas Film Show with refreshments. By the end, I’m sure we will all be ready to welcome Jesus into our homes, this Christmas.
Merry Christmas to all of the St Joseph’s family.