Each week we celebrate our ‘Disgybl yr Wythnos’ (Student of the Week) and ‘Cyflawniad yr Wythnos’ (Achievement of the Week). Whilst the former award celebrates those children who have an all round great week, for the latter, staff are on the look out for those special moments which bring a smile (and sometimes a tear).
This week’s ‘Cyflawniad’ winners highlighted the variety and importance of these awards. In Year 6, the winner was recognised for providing great leadership for his group on art activities in preparation for the Summer Play. In Year 5, a young man was praised for his beautiful singing voice, heard outside the staffroom during lunch - as a result he joined the choir! In Year 4, a special girl helped her new friend by searching all over the school, to find Mr Roberts, so that her friend could discuss her feelings. In Year 2, another little girl had great ideas and created wonderful artwork to decorate the class castle. Year 1’s winning boy celebrated working independently on difficult tasks. Finally, in Reception, a child’s perseverance on letters and numbers has started to pay off.
These awards make the winners feel special and, for the staff, they serve as a weekly reminder of the rewards of working with young people. Friday afternoons are a happy time in St Joseph’s.