We have welcomed 12 reception children and 7 nursery children into our Foundation class this week, there have been lots of smiles and very few tears as children are making friends and exploring their indoor and outdoor learning environments. The older children in year 5 and year 6 are doing a fantastic job of helping to look after the younger ones at lunch times. Here is a glimpse of what they have been busy doing at school while parents have been busy at home and at work!
It was with great sadness that we said good bye to our 9 year 6 pupils. They presented a special assembly to the school and their parents. At the end of the assembly we also presented Mrs Poloczek our school bursar with cards and books from the children. Mrs Poloczek has served St. Joseph's for 24 years. In the afternoon an end of year mass was held in which the year 6 pupils received bibles and the Friends of St. Joseph's made a presentation of gifts to Mrs Poloczek.
24th July 2017
Dear Parents and Friends
I write to you all with a heart full of gratitude for the most wonderful gifts, messages, hugs and yes, even the shared tears, that I was so blessed to receive on leaving St Joseph’s.
I will treasure them all in my heart.
I have been truly overwhelmed by the events of these last few weeks.
I knew there would be the inevitable sadness; however, I now also feel such joy at having all these memories to help me as I start the next chapter of my life.
Being part of St Joseph’s school community has enriched my life more than I can express.
I will miss you all very much.
I wish you all a happy, healthy and restful summer holiday with your families.
With my love and prayers
Cathy (Mrs P.)
Parents, grandparents and friends were treated to an amazing musical concert. Key stage one and reception children sang and played percussion instruments. There were also songs by Key Stage two with some stunning solos. Many children showed off their skills playing instruments. The concert was put together by music teacher Mrs Carmina Spall.
Congratulations to our Year 3 children who celebrated their first Holy Communion at St Peter's, Stonyhurst on Sunday 25th June. The children and their families had a lovely day and as always the standard of the children's reading and singing was outstanding. Our thanks go to Father Peter,
Mrs Sarah Hodkinson and Mrs Mann who prepared the children for this memorable day. Communion breakfast was enjoyed later at Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall, with a special cake made by
Mrs Margaret Lewis, one of our school governors.