St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Weekly Newsletter 15.9.23
What a lovely group of families you are! After already loving your amazing children, I'm now getting the opportunity to get to know some of our families better too. I'm not the only new member of staff (Mr Craigen, Mrs Hough and Miss Savelli are newbies like me too), and we've all commented on how welcoming you lot are!
Thank you for being so supportive and kind. It definitely feels like we are part of the St Joseph's family.
We look forward to working with our families so that together we can...
Live, love and learn with the Lord.
Virtue - help us please!
We would love to have you on board with celebrating our virtues too! This helps our children understand the importance of living out our virtues at all times - not just in school hours!
If your child shows respect or courtesy at home, please share this with us (feel free to email me or let me know on the gates in the morning) and we will celebrate this in school too!
We have also introduced gold and diamond cards. A gold card may be awarded if super behaviour choices or achievements have been spotted by staff across school. We will notify you via text if your child receives one. A diamond card is awarded in exceptional circumstances, when your child has gone above and beyond! You will also be notified of this.
It was so wonderful to see so many of you in school this morning, celebrating our amazing children and all their fantastic learning!
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.
Refreshments will be available after, and it's a great opportunity for me (Mrs Ronicle) to meet you all and have a chat.
Award winners this week!
St Nicholas Star of the Week: Della
St Francis Star of the Week: Lily
St Bernadette Star of the Week: Dylan K
St Patrick Star of the Week: Owen
St Therese Star of the Week: Harrison
Headteacher's Award (for showing our virtue of respect): Oscar O
Congratulations to all of our award winners, who were invited to sit on the GOLDEN TABLE at lunchtime (and enjoy juice!)
This week we have been learning...
St Francis (Reception / Y1)
St Therese (Y5/6)
If you have any further queries or would like to know how to support your child in their learning at home, please contact: your child's teacher at the end of the day; me (Mrs Ronicle); or the school office.
Our new Mini Vinnies!
We received some lovely letters of interest and are pleased to announce our new Mini Vinnies Team:
Jessica, Theo M, Arabella, Sam W, Rosie, Matilda, Skye, Dollie, Oscar, Caspian, Aoife, Charlotte, Darcie, Dylan D, Lottie.
Our first meeting will be next week and their first act of service will be to help us write a school prayer!
If you would like to find out more about Mini Vinnies, have a look at their website:
Uniform and PE Kits
I have been made aware that the current uniform policy states that children should have jumpers and t-shirts with the school logo. As a parent of two children myself, I appreciate how costly this would be to maintain! With this in mind, I am more than happy for children to wear the correct colour jumper and t-shirt without logos!
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 and Wednesday
Swimming is on a Wednesday afternoon for Years 1-4. Children need to come in uniform with their swimming kit in a bag please.
We are now collating your feedback and will use this to help us determine priorities moving forward.
After School Clubs
Please contact the school office ASAP if you would like a place at any of the following clubs:
Monday - Futsal Sports Club
Tuesday - Craft Club
Wednesday - Multi-sports Club
For those of you that have asked what futsal is (I didn't know until last year either!), have a look at the website of our provider:
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
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 or via email (email@example.com); 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:
Our Parish Church
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Tadcaster.
Mass times are as follows:
SUNDAY Mass 9am
WEDNESDAY Mass 10am
FRIDAY Mass 10am
Please visit the Church website for further details: