Today, we wore red and collected money for Comic Relief. This will be used to support those in most need and we thank you for your contributions.
So, we helped people outside our school, but the week has also drawn my attention to children within our school with additional needs. St Joseph’s has always strived to offer the best education for these children and the work of those who support them sometimes goes under the radar. There’s a saying, ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’. We’ve been missing a few staff, this week, which gave me the opportunity to see, first hand, the impact of the work to support these children. This work takes patience, skill, experience, empathy, humour, resilience, understanding and much, much more.
The highlight of my week? One small child, in the not too distant past, didn’t have many words or make eye-contact, was asked, ‘Where shall we go now?’, they looked up and replied, ‘Bikes’. Just one word told me everything I needed to know about the work being done in our school. Thank you to all - you make that difference each day.
Mr J Wilkinson
Good to be back…
On Thursday many of our youngest children got to see inside a building they have been walking past for two years.
The return of Foundation Phase to school mass in St Joseph’s church was a wonderful occasion. Behaviour and respect were wonderful. The children listened well to Fr Vimal, they sang with enthusiasm, quietly said their prayers and looked in wonder at all around them. Year 2 children, who were chosen to read, did so clearly and confidently despite being a first time for many of them. Younger children brought up offertory gifts without a hesitant step. After mass, excited children pointed out the wonderful stained glass windows, the crucifix hanging from the ceiling and the shining gold on the altar. They said they wanted to come back to church again very soon.
It was good to be back.
Busy (and more like normal)
A picture paints a thousand words and lots of pictures tell a long story. This week was action packed……..
Year 4 went to Pentre for three days of adventurous activity and were a credit to the school.
We celebrated Dydd Gwyl Dewi with music, craft, food and fun. Year 5 and 6 went on a special parade, with other Colwyn Bay schools, where they displayed wonderful banners made last year.
We made and ate pancakes.
We celebrated Ash Wednesday in our wonderful church.
We listened to, wrote and read stories and even had a visit from a local author for World Book Day.
We carried out activities and made displays for Fairtrade Fortnight.
As you can see, as Spring and daffodils bloom, we too have been growing in love this week.