Our GIFT Team, with Miss Copp’s help, have created a wonderful new Prayer Trail around our school. Take a look…..
Last week we celebrated a very special mass in memory of Mrs Gelezinis. We were joined by her family as we prayed and sang some of her favourite hymns to Mary. The following lovely words of tribute were read by Jac, on behalf of the children….
‘Hello everyone, I’m Jac and I was lucky to be in Mrs Gelezinis’ class last year. She helped us learn, made us laugh and always put us first. I’d like to share some of the happy memories that Year 5 & 6 have of Mrs Gelezinis.
It’s impossible to think about Mrs Gelezinis without thinking about reading. She was always so patient with us when we struggled with a word, it’s a miracle she never lost her patience! Our time spent reading was special. She always encouraged us and always took the time to ask how we were.
I’m sure there is not one person who can remember making Peppermint Creams with Mrs Gelezinis. They were so tasty and she made it so much fun. If you were lucky enough to help her wrap them, she made sure we pinched a couple as part of her ‘taste test!
As you can imagine, Mrs Gelezinis name has caused a few of us some problems. It’s tricky to say, never mind spell!! She even let some of us call her Mrs Lamborghini because we couldn’t say her name, and she didn’t mind at all.
There aren’t many Evertonians in St Joseph’s. But thankfully for Matthew McDonald, Mrs Gelezinis was a huge fan. He can recall the countless occasions where they only had to rely on each other for the support they desperately needed.
Mrs Gelezinis has played a special role in our time here at St Joseph’s - from knitting, to giving the best advice, we always knew Mrs Gelezinis was someone we could rely on.
We miss you Mrs Gelezinis, we appreciate you and we will never forget you. Thank you.’
Thank you to all parishioners and School Governors who came along to our Coronation Lunch. Thank you to the Kitchen team for biscuits and cake. Thank you to Year 6 pupils who served our special guests. Thank you to the staff team for your usual flexibility and positivity. Finally, specials thanks to Mrs Aspinall and our Year 6 bakers for the fantastic scones.
The Pentre trip, in Year 4, is all about challenge - three days and two nights where each child faces their own unique combination of challenges. It may be being away from home or eating new foods, canoeing or clambering through a gorge, keeping kit and clothes organised or making your own packed lunch, or just being constantly on the move rather than sat in front of a screen. Each child will take away something different from their trip but each will have been challenged and found that they can do things they worried they couldn’t (even the adults).
Thank you to the children for their excellent behaviour and positivity and huge thanks to Mrs Laing, Mrs McGowan and Mr King, for giving their time and commitment to make this trip possible.
Mr J Wilkinson