Leavers’ Mass 2017

This morning we celebrated our Year 6 Leavers’ Mass, led by Father Adrian and enjoyed by family, friends and members of our community.

It was a time to reflect upon endings and new beginnings – knowing that with our faith in God we will never be alone as our journeys continue in education and our lives.

At the end of Mass the children were presented with their portfolios, which contain examples of their best pieces of work produced across their time at St Joseph’s RC Primary School.

We wish the children all the very best as they move on to the next chapter in their young lives. Remember, be the best you can be!

French Day

On Wednesday 19th July, we held a French Day in school to celebrate our learning. Dressed in bleu, blanc and rouge, we all gathered in the hall for an assembly and each class performed a French song. Everybody performed magnificently. Bravo tout le monde!
After this, we stood up for the French National Anthem then waved flags as we called out, “Vive La France!”
Throughout the day the children had the opportunity to go on a treasure hunt, play French games in the playground and visit our French themed cafe.
Other activities included studying a French artist and experimenting with a range of tools and techniques to replicate the particular art form. Everybody enjoyed the day and also delighted in sampling the French dishes that our cook kindly prepared for lunch especially for the day.

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Music Concert

As we approached the end of this school year, we celebrated our musical progress through the annual Music Concert. Children from the junior classes demonstrated their talents at playing violins, recorders and guitars – with a wide range of songs and musical genres performed, including themes from Harry Potter and Batman.

Well done to all of the children who performed; your commitment and dedication shone through in the concert!

 

Year 6 Performance – Let Loose!

This morning, Year 6 performed their end of year play in front of their parents, grandparents and all the other classes. It told the tale of Slippery Slopes Activity Centre – a rather shambolic outdoor education provider – and the amusing antics that occurred during their residential visit.

Unfortunately, Year 3 were out on a trip (The Sandcastle Challenge) so they could not watch it. However, they were the audience on Wednesday for the first dress rehearsal – along with Joseph’s parents because sadly he could not make it to the real performance this morning.

As a result, Mr Baulf, the Year 6 teacher, stepped in and took his part (playing the somewhat ironically named Mr Barf). Unsurprisingly, he managed to consume a huge number of flapjacks during the performance (we lost count after 5).

The class thoroughly enjoyed it and so did the audience. They got lots of compliments about their acting talents and how confident people were, especially Morgan because she sang part of our second song ‘Peace and Quiet’ as a solo. How brave!

Well done Year 6 – you did yourselves and the school proud.

 

Spiritual Walk

Last night some of the staff braved the elements to enjoy a spiritual walk. We met at Souter Lighthouse and followed the coastal path to admire the magnificent views, reflect and give thanks.

 

 

CAFOD

We were delighted to welcome Marie Wilson, a CAFOD volunteer with the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, to our school. Our Head Boy and Head Girl, Lewis and Kiera, presented Marie with a cheque for £1000.00, which we raised when we held a sponsored silence one lunchtime.

Well done everyone!

Kidsafe

Last week the children were delighted to see KS back in their classrooms.He was here to help Mrs Toward and Mrs Arthur discuss staying safe in different situations.

KS was really pleased with the children as they had remembered

the key messages from Kidsafe:

Say NO

Walk Away

Tell a trusted grown-up