Happiest Minute of the Week: 10th–14th June 2024

Published June 17, 2024

Every week, our staff send in their submissions for the Happiest Minute of the Week. These can be anything from a whole class behaving well, to the small and kind gestures that make someone’s day!

All of these Happiest Minutes are then presented to the whole school every Friday by Mr Bartel and Mr Ford (or pupils who volunteer to host!) in the weekly rewards raffle.

As part of our ethos here at St Joseph’s, we love to share kindness, gratitude and positivity. So without further ado, here are this week’s nominations for Happiest Minute of the Week!

Happiest Minutes of the Week: 10th–14th June

Mr Bartel:

  • JM (10M) & TN (10T) for their impressive short tennis match using real scoring systems and some aggressive serve volley technique.​
  • IS (9F)’s trousers.​
  • Year 10 American football touch match yesterday. Great spirit and some ability and understanding. Especially quarter backs SM (10V) and LR (10V).​
  • Thank you all for the birthday greetings yesterday. I really did genuinely appreciate it.​
  • Thank you, Miss McFarlane.​ We all very much appreciate your efforts, for the school, for 11V, for Vincent House, for each and every student you have worked to support and educate and every staff member that is lucky enough to call you a friend.​ Good luck, don’t be stubborn and not come back if it sucks.​

Mr Ollivierre:

  • Many Thanks to RG (8M) for my awesome origami Saints top!

Mr Sibley:

  • Well done to this week’s Chefs of the Week​: AN (8T​) and AS (8V)​. Their chicken and leek stroganoffs were superb, and they worked entirely independently throughout to create a fantastic outcome​.

Mrs Nobis:

  • 9C for being genius sociologists and working hard in their assessment (done by Friday afternoon)​.
  • Mrs O’Keefe and Mrs Pearson for ensuring care and safety of our pupils at all times, even  after hours. ​
  • All the staff footballers as I’m sure they’ll beat Year 11 this afternoon!​
  • Mrs Inglis for being amazing & caring & a crochet queen.​

Mr Rooney:

  • Mrs Sheffield for her calmness and amazingness with Yr11 exams again. Almost finished now! ​
  • Mrs Hayton for covering a cover for me – huge thanks!​
  • All Staff for their brilliant efforts with Yr8 parents’ evening – canteen for providing refreshments for staff, Reception for their help with the organisations and communications, all teachers for their passion and professionalism and Mrs Nobis & Mr Bartel for being excellent meters and greeters! ​
  • KJC (7T) for making the right decision earlier this week. ​
  • Miss McFarlane for being an exceptionally valued colleague over the years! Best of luck for your new role. You’ll be missed!​

Miss Snook:

  • 8M for being outstanding and receiving over 100 achievement points for Verbal Contributions in 9 days. ​
  • Shining stars of Y8 – Miss Snook will see you Monday with your prize!

Mr Garvey:

  • BM (8M) for always working brilliantly and recently making a special effort to get involved.​
  • IN (8T) & LR (8V) for really good participation last lesson.​
  • VJ (8M) for always being such a friendly, smiley face around school.​

Miss LeCroix:

  • I would like to mention KJC (7T) and MD (7F) for my happiest moment of the week because they were very kind and invited a new student to go to lunch with them.​

Maths Department:

  • The most XP points for Independent Learning on SparX on top of set homework for the last week:​ MR (7F)​, ZD (8M)​, FI (9M)​, HS (10)
  • The most minutes on MathsWatch this week: VO (7M)​, IM (8V), CK (8T), LF (9F)​, TB (10T)​

Mrs Blake:

  • 7F: GG for always being on time, equipped and ready, and constantly putting in the best effort in Numeracy during tutor time. NK for receiving 11 APs this week!​
  • 7M: RR for using the word of the week! ​
  • 7T: RML for receiving 12 APs and MS for receiving 7 APs this week.
  • 7V: LL for her kindness and always smiling and PA for receiving 9 APs this week!

Mrs Reynolds:

  • BW (7T) for completing the whole week after a really busy and long weekend footballing!​

Well done all for another great week!

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