Head Teacher's Blog

Apr 28

Week Commencing 1st May 2017

We were delighted to welcome our ex pupil, Jazmin Sawyers, into school on Friday 28th April to officially open our Climbing Wall.

Jazmin joined us as she has a brief break in training due to having commentated for the BBC on the London Marathon. Jazmin is still in training and hopes to build upon her success in the 2016 RIO Olympics where she represented Great Britain in the Long Jump.We were delighted to welcome her back into school.

We return to school on Tuesday 2nd May after the May Day weekend which we hope you enjoyed.

We are now in the month of May, Our Blessed Lady’s month, and as such we will be taking time each week to say the Rosary. Children will be invited to come and join in and bring their own Rosary’s, if they have one-we do have Rosary’s in school so anyone can take part.

Swimming starts on Thursday 4th May for PP2 and P5.

Friday 5th May is the Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice who was the founder of the Christian Brothers who are the Trustees of our school. We will be celebrating Edmunds Feast Day with a special Mass led by Father Rob. Parents and carers are most welcome to join us.

The original charism of Blessed Edmund Rice continues in the work of the Christian Brothers today and in work that is carried out by lay people within the Edmund Rice Network. On Tuesday 2nd May to Thursday 4th May, Mr Salt and Miss Kent are travelling to Geneva Switzerland, to attend the Universal Periodic Review of the United Kingdom. There they will experience the process by which each member state’s human rights record is examined by its peers. As the Edmund Rice Network in England and Northern Ireland submitted a human rights report to the United Nations through Edmund Rice International, Mr Salt and Miss Kent will also attend a presentation by the Network at the Palais des Nations aimed at raising awareness of the plight of asylum seekers, the homeless and those affected by food poverty in the UK. This is a part of the Edmund Rice Networks voice on Human Rights,which we uphold at St Joseph’s and which formed part of our PSHCE week this year and continues to be a focus for our PSHCE curriculum.
We will hold Mr Salt and Miss Kent in our prayers as they journey to Geneva.

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