15 fantastic year 6 pupils will be leaving St Joseph's and taking the next step in their educational journeys. We will also be saying "Au Revoir" to 5 St Joseph's families as their youngest children are leaving our school. We would like to say a huge thank you for the hundreds of hours they have given to the school as parents in the role of governors, fund raisers, costume designers, classroom volunteers, trip helpers and generally fabulous members of our school family.
Time seems to pass by so quickly, it doesn't seem long at all since the first two members of the year group joined us in nursery, no names mentioned, but they were two fun characters who were sometimes referred to as the "tiny terrors"! One term later and we were welcoming more to the group for their induction morning when we had mums crying, children crying, doors being bolted to prevent anyone escaping and Mrs P checking that we were all OK!!
The tears soon turned to fun, laughter and learning (along with the occasional falling out over who had the pink plate for snack time and an occasional hair cutting incident in the workshop!). Appeals for reception places were made (and very fortunately won) and a waiting list to join this year group remained. As soon as someone left, another child (or two identical ones!) joined us, and another school's loss was always our gain. There seem to have been more than the average number of broken bones along the way, but these children have grown into amazing, clever, artistic, sporty, entertaining youngsters who we are very sorry to lose from our school. We wish you all well and look forward to hearing about your academic, acting, sporting, singing, dancing, creative and social achievements in the future. I hope these photographs will make you smile as they bring back happy memories of your years at St Joseph's. Stay in touch and come back to visit us. Good luck to you all.