What a fantastic morning we had with our sponsored “Bog-Eyed Jog.” I took a real pride in how well our whole school community pulled together. A huge thank you must go the Parents, Teachers and Friends of St. Joseph’s (PTFA) for purchasing all the things needed for a great breakfast and then turning up early to set the hall up. Similarly, thank you to our Breakfast Club who were also so helpful in the setting up this morning. As committed as ever, our school staff were marking out the course and helping with the organisation from the early hours - thank you to all of them. How fabulous it was to see the nursery being part of the event and the large group of parents also there to cheer everyone on. The fact that events like this bring a real sense of community and also raise some money for school means they are such an important part of the life of the school. Personally I can’t wait for the next one
Mrs M Ward, Headteacher
The children took part in a Healthy Heartbeat Day on 15th April:
Class 1 did a Wake a Shake breakfast session
Class 2 learnt about how to keep your heart healthy
Class 3 learnt about understanding your food
Class 4 learnt first aid skills and did CPR
St Joseph's Feast Day
A fun day today for the children. Thank you to everyone who attended the mass this morning, this was then followed by a Feast lunch. Children in Class 1 and 2 had the opportunity to see the police horses with P.Crook and P.C Palmer- Davis. P.C Palmer-Davis has written a book about a naughty police horse which he read to the children. All our children has sessions on the inflatables that have been brought in by Sportscool.
The children in school are raising money for CAFOD Make a Splash Campaign. This campaign is focused on water and has helped make a big difference to communities like Simatelele in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa.
Children in Class 1 and 2 have been making their own lemonade and selling it for 50p to all the children and parents. Children in Class 3 are doing a sponsored swim and children in Class 4 are doing a sponsored run.
The money raised will be sent to CAFOD.
St Josephs Catholic Primary School celebrates 40 years being at this site. Fr. Raphael led a mass on Friday 23rd October that all children participated in celebrating this important event. It was finished by cutting the cake by former teacher, Mr Malone and former pupil Mrs Park (nee Sharples). Thank you to everyone who attended .
Battle of the Schools Quiz - Tuesday 21st April
St Joseph's, Brindle Gregson Lane and Coupe Green took part in a general knowledge quiz held at our school.
1st place - Brindle Gregson Lane
2nd place - Coupe Green
3rd place - Brindle St Joseph's
Well done to everyone who took part!
Open Evening - Thursday 16th Oct 2014
Thank you to everyone who attended our Open Evening and also to the children who came back into school to join in the activities. A big thank you to our PTFA for the refreshments.
Listed are some of the comments from the feedback:
'Really impressed with the Forest School and overall view of the school'
'I think the school has a lovely feel and family friendly environment.'
'Its lovely to see all the improvements in the school - the woodland area is fab!'
'Enjoyed the evening - lovely to see the kids shoeing off their school'
'Great evening! Is really good to see the 'school in action' and to also get a genuine sense of community.'
'Loved the touch body parts in science'
'Lovely to see all the new things and all the great sport'
'Very welcoming visit - really enjoyed look around at all the facilities. Was nice to see the nursery where my child comes to pre-school'
'Nice to see how involved the children are - a very friendly school'
'It was good to see the children enjoying their classrooms. The details on the walls to help the children was very good'
'Fab open evening. Its difficult as a working parent to see as much as you would like of the school so this is a great opportunity - thank you!'
'A very enjoyable evening - nice to meet the teachers and the governors and feel the school is 'alive'. Very impressed with the outdoor classroom - excellent use of rural settings.'
Sing Together project 2014 - a group of choristers from Blackburn Cathedral came into school to sing with the KS2 children.
The school raised so far £122.34 for MacMillan Cancer by holding a coffee morning. Parents, Grandparents, neighbours was all invited to a wonderful morning and was entertained by children singing etc. We had our own 'St Joseph's Bake Off' where all our enthusiastic bakers baked cakes and our own 'Mel' and 'Sue' judged the competition. The winner was one of our children's grandparents who made a delightful lemon drizzle cake!