St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Weekly Newsletter 8.9.23
It is with great joy that we once again open the doors at St Joseph's and welcome in families old and new this September.
This year promises to be a good one, and we can't wait to get to know you better, and will be providing lots of opportunities for this to happen.
As your new headteacher, I'd love to meet you so please come along to the events we will be hosting or catch me on the door or the playground to say hello!
We look forward to working with our families so that together we can...
Live, love and learn with the Lord.
If you have not yet given photo permission and would like to, please make sure you respond on Arbor. Feel free to contact our school office for help, should you need it!
Each Friday morning at 9:10am, we will hold a whole school celebration assembly in our school hall and families are welcome to join us.
Each class will showcase their week's learning and we will present Class Awards and a Headteacher Award.
After the assembly, parents/carers/families are welcome to stay for refreshments.
These will be weekly, beginning next Friday (15th September). We look forward to seeing you there!
Award winners this week!
St Francis Star of the Week: George
St Bernadette Star of the Week: Abi
St Patrick Star of the Week: Skye
St Therese Star of the Week: Theo
Headteacher's Award (for showing our virtue of respect): Skyla
This week we have been learning...
St Nicholas (Nursery and Preschool)
St Francis (Reception / Y1)
St Therese (Y5/6)
All feedback is genuinely appreciated so please help us improve by filling out our family survey (this will close at 12pm, Friday 15th Sept):
School Day Timings
8:45am - Gates open
9:00am – Register
10:20-10:35am – Morning break
12:00-1:00pm – Lunch (Staggered sittings)
2:15-2:30pm – Afternoon break
3:30pm – School finish
Our nursery times are staggered slightly, to allow parents to drop off and pick up at both entrances:
Nursery 8:50am - 3:20pm
Uniform and PE Kits
The PE days for each class are as follows:
St Francis (Reception/Y1): Thursday
St Bernadette (Y2): Friday
St Patrick (Y3/4): Monday
St Therese (Y5/6): Monday
Swimming is on a Wednesday afternoon for Years 1-4. Children need to come in uniform with their swimming kit in a bag please.
After School Clubs
Monday - Futsal Sports Club
Tuesday - Craft Club
Wednesday - Multi-sports Club
If your child would like to apply (this is open to children from Year 2 - Year 6), they need to write a short letter about why they think they would make a great Mini Vinnie.
Please hand these to the school office or Mrs Ronicle before next Wednesday (13th).
We will then hold short interviews with our applicants and decide on our new Mini Vinnie Team!
If you would like to find out more about Mini Vinnies, have a look at their website:
Whole School Welcome Mass (in Church - families welcome): Wed 27th Sept, 10am
St Francis (Reception/Y1) Stay and Play: Wed 27th Sept, 2:30-3:30pm
KS2 SATs information Evening: Thurs 28th Sept, 6pm
Whole School photos: Thurs 28th Sept
Macmillan Coffee Morning: Fri 29th Sept (after celebration assembly)
Harvest Festival: Fri 6th Oct, 9:10am
Reception New Starters' Liturgy: Wed 11th Oct, 9:10am
Our Parish Church
St. Joseph's Church, Tadcaster.
Mass times are as follows:
SUNDAY Mass 9am
WEDNESDAY Mass 10am
FRIDAY Mass 10am
Please visit the Church website for further details:
How to get in touch
If you have a query or concern, please feel free to speak to me (Mrs Ronicle) at the gates in the morning, your child's class teacher at the end of the day, or our school admin team at the front entrance.
If this is not possible, feel free to phone or email the office who can forward any messages to staff. Please note, our class teachers do not use their email addresses or Class Dojo to contact parents/carers/families.
We are a proud member school of the Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust: