Happiest Minute of the Week: 12th – 16th June 2023

Published June 16, 2023

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: 12th–16th June

House Competition Results:

  • Well done to AW (10V) for coming 1st, LB (9T) for coming 2nd, and ARG (10M) for coming 3rd in this week’s House Competition held by Miss Mallows in the Creative Arts and Technology department!

Mr Bartel:

  • AH (9F) & RW (9M) for handing in a phone they found on the field.
  • NH (7F) for being a legendary rally partner in tennis.
  • Miss Moss and Mr Ford for the organising of some brilliant events for the Year 11’s.

Mr Valjak:

  • ALL of Year 11s – a bittersweet moment seeing them go this week – thank you for all your kindness and laughter over the years
  • DV (10M) for her brilliant attitude to learning in RE and her outstanding exercise book

Mrs Blake:

  • LC (9F) for showing kindness towards others every day and brightening my lessons with her infectious smile.
  • LB (9M) for acting maturely and responsibly when another pupil needed support.
  • JL (8F) for joining the cast of 12 Angry Jurors and saving the day.
  • IS (8F) for helping a member of staff in his lunch break.
  • Year 10 Drama for excellent commitment to their rehearsals.
  • Miss Moss for organising a super fun Netball match.

Mrs Halls:

  • Here’s the lovelies for Learning Legends this week: MS (8T) and CFB (9T)!

Mrs Hansford:

  • TKP (9F) for some fantastic, insightful answers in Thursday’s lesson. His Macbeth quote recall is impressive!
  • FR (9F), SE (9F), TH (9F) and PAE (9T) for always working hard in lessons and just getting on with the work every lesson.
  • OH (10F) for resiliently working on her speech ideas even when she wasn’t sure to start with.

Miss Ryder:

  • Miss Moss for organising the alumni events (Netball was a blast), and Mrs Voce for running the exams so well last week.

Mr Rooney:

  • IW (8T), AH (8V), TH (8V), NN (8F), CG (9F), DY (9F) for bravely presenting at and helping with Year 9 assembly this week!
  • Miss Moss & Mr Ford for sorting out the staff vs Yr11 fixtures this week!
  • All of the reception staff for cutting out 125 hearts!
  • Miss Brignall & Mrs Corson for visiting St Martins for me this week!
  • My Year 7 RE class for smashing it on Thursday – amazing recall and retrieval!

Mrs Miles:

  • I am massively proud of PS (8F) who displayed a sensible and mature attitude when helping her friend, SNP (8F), with a water drama that could have been catastrophic!!! P thought quickly on her feet and was able to solve the problem immediately with no fuss, although there was a little bit of giggling (by me as well)! Well done, I’m really proud of you.

Mrs Rose:

  • Mr French for sourcing and installing a speaker into R19, so the students in there can be part of the HMOTW and the Raffle. Legend!! 🙂

Mrs Nobis:

  • SR and LR (9V) for handing out exercise books and then textbooks WITHOUT asking for Sociology p.1 Monday – how brilliant! Made my day.
  • HP (9T) for supplying us with a new sunflower after I knocked our first one off the window sill in mine and Miss Clark’s office!

Mrs Barratt:

  • RW, AO (9V), BJ, AR, MML (8T), and JN (7T) for presenting an amazing training session on Anti-Bullying to their peers.
  • All the year 8s who attended the training, you were so respectful and involved, thank you.
  • Everyone buying ribbons and wearing T-shirts to help to celebrate Pride Month. More fundraising for the colour run next week – please bring some money in.
  • Miss Moss for bossing life and making SJCS such a fun place to be!

Miss Moss:

  • LF (8V) for working really hard in PE, motivating others, and showing real competitive spirit!
  • Shout out to Year 9, Mrs Jones, Mrs Miller-Facey, Mr Blakey, Mr Sibley, Mrs Thorne & Mrs O-Keefe for being so brilliant and making CMO a very proud DOL! #DreamTeam
  • Fantastic performance from MW (7F) this weekend! 2nd place in her Cheerleading Competition with her team PSC Sagittarius. We are so proud!  🥈✨
  • CL, TD (10F) and OW (8V) were brilliant at the Athletics Competition on Saturday in Swindon – Good Luck for next rounds, we are so proud of you!
  • Thank you to our brilliant Netball Players for making the 1st (of many) SJCS Netball Alumni Match a great success. Shout out to the LM, HD, JR, LP, SW (11M), WM, IC, NH (11T), AMS, AR, ACM (11V), TC (11F) and Mr Ford, Mrs Corson, Mr Corson, Mrs Jones, Mrs Barratt, Mrs Evans, Mr Ollivierre, Miss Ryder, Miss McFarlane, Mrs Maher, Miss Rooney, Mrs Blake, Mrs Jackson, Mrs Shuttleworth, Mr Caruso and Mrs Goulding for refereeing and all the staff, parents and pupils who came to support! We couldn’t have done it without you! #ExcellenceForTheSakeOfTheGospel

Well done for another great week!

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