Peter and Ceila from Mary's Meals visited us today to recieve a cheque and to thank all the children for the backpack items and money collected. St. Bernadette's house led the fundraising and £285 was raised from the sponsored run. This should provide around 1900 meals for children who rely on their one hot meal each day. Celia told us that all our backpack items are already on their way to Africa.
It was lovely to welcome back all our children today, including many families who are new to the school and children who are just starting their St Joseph's journey. After a very hectic start to the morning and a few tears from just one or two children (and mums) it was very soon all smiles and busy children exploring their learning environments and making new friends. We have 15 new reception children this year and 10 nursery "bunnies". We look forward to helping them grow.
Another school year has ended so it was time to say goodbye to our year 6 children and wish them every success in their new schools at St Augustine's, SMH, CRGS and Ribblesdale. They have been fantastic members of our school and great buddies to the reception children. We also said "Au Revoir" to Mrs Turner who has taught French in school for many years and led prayer and Rosary groups in addition to many many other voluntary roles in school.
At the end of the assembly 7 children were awarded with prizes for a full year's attendance.
We would like to wish all our families a relaxing and peaceful summer and thank you for your ongoing support for our outstanding school.
Many thanks for the fantastic support we had from parents today. Thanks to the parents who baked and looked after the tea bar and thanks to parents and family who came to watch the children. It was lovely to see the children competing so well and not one having a tantrum because they didn't win. I feel very proud of that.
We were very proud of the way our reception and keys stage 1 children behaved on our trip to Knowsley safari park today. It was a fantastic day and the animals were out enjoying the sunshine. Thankfully we returned to school with no extra monkeys on board! Thank's to all our adult helpers who helped to make the day a huge success.
We invited Skipping Workshops into school to work with each of our classes. The workshops were designed to teach as many children as possible to skip and then to teach them some skipping tricks and games. Skipping is an excellent way for children to keep fit and in the next term children will have opportunities to skip each day at school.