Happiest Minute of the Week: 14th–18th November 2022

Published November 18, 2022

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

Mr Bartel:       

  • JT (9V) for handing in a lunch card he found.
  • All the teachers for a sterling effort at supporting Year 11 at parents evening.
  • Mr Monk for running the epic vast amount of year 11 field trip to the seaside.
  • Anyone who joined me in wearing odd socks and supporting anti-bullying this week. Reach Out!

Mrs Nobis:

  • GR (10V) for being caring, compassionate and an amazing sociologist.
  • MZ, JB (8V), MK (8T) and Oskar Kowalski for guarding the bagel (they’ll know what I mean)!

Mr Rooney:

  • SW (11M), GA, NT (11T), and EF (11V) for leading the Remembrance reflection in school last week, and BJ (8T) for composing and sharing a beautiful poem as part of the reflection.
  • TC (7V) for handing in a lost toilet pass and for being on fire in RE!
  • DB (8T) for always being incredibly polite and asking how my days going whenever I see him.
  • Miss Mallows for an impressive presentation to academic governors on Monday – consummate professionalism!
  • HH and RB (7T) for excellent leadership of their Haka groups in PE on Thursday!
  • KD, EF (11V), TS, RL (11F), JW (11M), and LW (11T) for brilliant RE consolidation work on Thursday – great keyword noughts and crosses competition!

Mr Inglis:

  • SR (9V) for his fantastic choice in colourful odds socks this week. Naming me as his inspiration was most flattering!

Mrs Evans:

  • Mr Bartel for saving me and driving the school minibus to drop of students to the train station because their bus hadn’t turned up.
  • Miss Moss for being a super star and helping Mrs Evans with a History class.
  • 11V for always making me proud.
  • MW (7V) and AG (7T) for all their hard work in Art.
  • MA, DA and LL (11V) for their positive attitude and maturity when discussing college and life after school.
  • Ms Shuttleworth, Mrs Maher, Mrs Halls, Mr Monk, and  Miss McFarlane for simply being great people, and Mr Valjak for always brightening my day.

Mrs Oakley:

  • FR (9F) achieving 90% attendance, and ES (9F) for 95.7% attendance – great improvement!

Mr Monk:

  • The Year 11 geographers and staff on the fieldtrip to Swanage – we all got there, were brilliant, and we all returned…!

Mrs Rose and Miss Brignall:

  • KR (9V) for always being a pleasure to talk to.
  • EQ (7F) for being really grown up and brave.
  • Mr Harris for being on it and solving problems!

Mrs O’Grady:

  • ZM (8V) for making sausage rolls in food tech yesterday and bringing me a piece this morning.  Not only very thoughtful, but also truly delicious! Really lifted my mood this morning.

Mr Valjak:

  • JR (11M) for being a brilliant Kahoot Judaism quizmaster in Religious Education, and the entire 11RE2 Kahoot quiz group – great quizzing guys!

Ms Shuttleworth:

  • JN (7T) for being super honest and handing in money that he found.
  • KK (8M) for brilliant contributions, focus and effort in History.
  • RR (7T) for his prompt and generous contributions to the shoe box appeal.

Miss Ryder:

  • Mrs Jones for being a superstar!

Mrs Hansford:

  • KC (8V) and PS (8F) for being extremely helpful during English.
  • JB (10T) and LG (10F) for having the angelic voices of choir boys and singing a hymn to me.
  • The WHOLE of 10/4 English because they make me smile and they make me happy with their greatness in English.
  • AH, AO, JB (8V), AD (8T), and AL (8M) for smashing their spelling test in English.

Mrs Barratt:

  • SW (11M), EF (11V), NT, GA (11T), CM (10T), TKP (9F), BJ (8T) MH (7V) for their amazing representation with school governors today. They did themselves and our school community proud.

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