Mental Health Awareness Week takes place this year from 9th May to 15th May
The theme for 2022 is LONELINESS and how the experience of feeling lonely has an effect on our mental health and how we can play a part in reducing loneliness in our communities.
Reducing loneliness is a major step towards creating a mentally healthy society, so the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is aimed at raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental wellbeing and the practical steps we can take to address it.
As a school we will be looking at resources to help children highlight the theme of loneliness and open up wider discussions about wellbeing. We will explore this theme in a number of ways – getting children thinking about their friendships, relationships and support systems, about how best to support others, and self-care strategies to employ if they ever feel lonely.
What is the Mental Health Awareness Week Colour?
The international Mental Health Awareness Week colour is green. This means that on Friday 13th May, you can wear a green ribbon, green socks, hair bobble or accessories etc. to support this event. By wearing the colour green, you’re showing others that you care about mental health awareness. You can also take part in green-themed craft activities in school or at home.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs S Arthur
Mental Health Lead
World Book Day takes place this Thursday. We have attached the letter that was shared before half term as a reminder.
stem4’s Parent Mental Health Day (PMHD) encourages understanding and awareness of the importance of parents’ mental health and its impact on the whole family system. With this year’s theme being ‘balance’, the day aims to get parents and carers to take a moment to reflect on the balance they have in their lives and to take positive steps to make change.
Please follow the link for more information –
We have been asked to share the following information regarding a vaccination bus in South Tyneside.
Dates , times and locations of the vaccination bus sessions are below.
Thursday 13th January 10am-4pm Lidl Car Park on Boldon Lane
Friday 14th January 10am-4pm South Shields Town Centre
Saturday 15th January 10am-3pm South Shields Football Club
Sunday 16th January 10am-3pm Boldon Community School
Monday 17th January 10am-3pm South Tyneside College (South Shields Campus)
Thursday 20th January 10am-4pm Hebburn Central
Friday 21st January 10am-4pm South Shields Town Centre
Saturday 22nd January 10am4pm Morrisons Car Park, Jarrow
The sessions highlighted in yellow are the Melissa Bus again and the rest are a smaller NHS bus that is operated by the Nightingale Hospital team.
The Melissa Bus can offer 1st, 2nd and booster jabs to anyone eligible over the age of 16. The Nightingale Bus will be using the Pfizer vaccine so can offer 1st, 2nd and booster doses to anyone over the age of 12 who is eligible
Please enjoy our Carols by Candlelight virtual service.
We hope that it lifts your spirits.
Have a peaceful and Holy Christmas from all at St Joseph’s.
We are proud to present our KS1 Nativity.
For Maths Week England we want to make maths exciting and high profile in our school. We will be taking part in a friendly competition involving schools from England from Monday 8th November to Thursday 11th November. It’s all done online via play.ttrockstars.com.
For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours, subject to a daily 60-minute limit (see below)). Winning classes in the school and in the competition as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.
All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 7:30AM GMT and 7:30PM GMT on Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th. To support player wellbeing, there is a daily time limit of 60 minutes per player. In other words, each player can earn competition points for up to 60 minutes between 7.30am and 7.30pm. Once the player goes beyond 60 minutes of play on a given day, they will still earn coins but will no longer earn points towards the competition.
In the spirit of the competition, please don’t play on their behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn’t cause high stress levels or impact on family plans. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more, some will play less.
Thanks for your support,
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR OUR WONDERFUL SCHOOL
If you know any families looking for a place for their child in September 2022, please share this leaflet with them.