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Maths Parents Workshops November 2017

November 2017
The children invited their parents into school for an information session about ‘Maths in our school’ with Mrs Chambers.
Then, parents were invited into the classrooms to work with the children and see first hand how the children learn on a daily basis.
Thanks to all parents who took the time to share with the staff and children. Thanks also to the staff who as always go the extra mile for the children.

Images from the FY and KS1 workshops

(The Powerpoint presentation can be found in the policies section)

Official Opening of the Newly Expanded Building with Bishop Robert Byrne

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We had a lovely whole school Mass to celebrate the official opening of the newly expanded building. Bishop Robert Byrne concelebrated Mass in the Hall with Canon David Cousins (Governor at St Joseph’s for 38 years), Father Michael Ho , Father Neil Bayliss (Chair of the Board for the STJPIIMAC) and Deacon Daniel Hurd (ex pupil of St Joseph’s).

On Wednesday morning, the New Building and the Prayer Room were blessed by Bishop Byrne before Mass. The children were joined by many ex-staff and governors: Margaret McDermott, David Linehan, Wendy Cooke, Val Hobday, Yvonne Bailey, Mel Lane, Mary Wakefield, Tina McFadyen, Margaret McConnell, Mary Dickenson and Ann Neenan as well as many parents, Academy Committee members, Directors from the MAC and the 3 Principals from the other schools; Mr Emery, Miss Cotter and Mr Farrell. All commented on how mature the children were, how wonderfully they read and sang during the Mass.

We are blessed to have such a beautiful school, but even more so for the wonderful children, families and staff. Everyone rose to the occasion and made St Joseph’s a place to be proud of.

Unicef’s ‘Day for Change’

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This year, Unicef are supporting those who are unnecessarily suffering from malnutrition in Liberia (West Africa) where one in three children are malnourished. Our enthusiastic children  supported Unicef’s ‘Day for Change’ by participating in a Fun Run of 3, 6 or 9 laps around the field and wearing blue to show their support for this campaign.  It was lovely to see the children come together, supporting on another, raising money for a fantastic cause while enjoying the beautiful weather!