St Joseph’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies & Statements > Safeguarding Policy.
Year of the Word Launch
Pope Francis asks us to think about the Word of God this year by journeying with Matthew. This initiative focuses on celebrating, living and sharing God's word throughout the Catholic Church. St. Joseph's have begun their journey through focusing on a different Bible story in each year group. The children have enjoyed their creative activities and many parents came to see what we have been working on.
Rosary Bags - October 2019
The images below show our children using the class Rosary Bags at home with their families.
Rosary Bags - October 2019
Thank you so much to the parents who have sent in photographs of their child / children using the Rosary bags at home. How wonderful to see families sharing in prayer to Our Lady.
Religion Inspection (Section 48 Inspection) November 2016
I am pleased to announce the success of our recent Religion Inspection, which was held on Wednesday 9th November 2016. The full report is below and we would love for you to have a read and find out about the wonderful work going on here at St Joseph's.
I would like to thank Mrs Green, Miss Martin and Miss Mitchell who have been our Religion Leaders over the past two years and have worked incredibly hard, with all of the staff and children, to help us to achieve this outcome.
As always the report reflects how hard our pupils work and how kind and considerate they are and how hard they try to walk in Jesus' footsteps, which makes St Joseph's such a fabulous place to be and helps us to be such a fantastic learning community!
I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I did. A brief summary of the 6 areas assessed against is:
Catholic Leadership - Outstanding
Word - Good
Welcome - Outstanding
Worship - Good
Welfare - Outstanding
Witness - Outstanding
Mrs C Dunne
Crowning of Our Lady
On Sunday, our Year 3 children represented our school at St. Joseph's Church for the crowning of Our Lady Mass. The children who are currently taking part in the Sacramental Programme, were part of the procession. Well done to Year 3!
A Celebration of GIFT Chaplaincy Teams
On Thursday 30th June four of our Pupil Chaplains were lucky enough to be invited to meet Bishop John to celebrate the work they have done this year. Bishop John was overwhelmed by the success of the Pupils Chaplains throughout the diocese this year and he gave them a special challenge – to think of ways to make links with their Parish Communities!
We worked hard thinking of new ideas for next year’s Pupil Chaplains and we heard about the work going on in other schools. The day culminated in a lovely mass with a wonderful surprise at the end – a gift of a medal blessed by Pope Francis himself!
Our Pupil Chaplains were a credit to their school again. We are so very proud of them.