Welcome to our school

Term 2 Welcome

Dear Parents and Guardians

We are already into the second term of our school year and this is going to be a busy one.  Our upper stages have  been out to the university to visit the Egyptian exhibition and to see a film at the Into Film festival.  There will be a number of different events throughout the next term – some of which will involve visits to the school by yourselves to attend the Christmas fair and also to see the nativity.  Please keep an eye on the dates list that was sent home to you last term.  We will remind you of course, but it is good to know what is coming up as we are adding events all the time. The hallowe’en disco was hugely well-attended with some great dancing and activities planned by the P6 classes, with the proceeds going to SCIAF.  I didn’t win the competition to wear an inflatable duck costume but (thankfully) Mr Buchanan did and it suited him very well!

Fr Emmet O’Dowd, curate at St. Mary’s Cathedral, continues to visit us each Tuesday to work with classes and to answer some higher order questions with clarity and sensitivity.  We have also enjoyed our Friday morning masses which he celebrates for us.  Please feel free to join us at 8:30 – it is a lovely start to the day.

The wet and windy weather has begun to set in.  I will go into more detail in the newsletter, but please make sure your child is completely ready for this weather as they will be outside in it unless it is entirely unsuitable.

Thank you to those who signed up for our curriculum event.  With numbers quite low and this being a big task needing as much input as possible from the wider school community, we decided to postpone it until we were able to encourage a bigger group.  The Parent Council and I will work together on a plan.

Enjoy the next few months of learning and exciting activities!

Mrs Sinéad Lindsay

St. Joseph’s RC Primary is a very happy, inclusive and caring environment where children can grow and progress into well-rounded, confident, nurturing and responsible adults. In this atmosphere the conditions are set so that each child is free to learn successfully and reach their potential in every area. With the support of an enthusiastic and dedicated staff the children experience a broad and balanced curriculum. We have a most supportive body of parents who contribute hugely to the education and wider experiences of our pupils.The whole school community works together to create a positive ethos and a very welcoming environment. We are a vibrant, ambitious and inclusive school community which you will sense while scrolling down our pages.

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