Happiest Minute of the Week: 20th–24th February 2023

Published February 24, 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

Mrs Nobis:

  • EMW (9V) for being really helpful. 9C Sociology for just being delightful.

Mr Bartel:

  • KC (11M) & AR (11F) for touching the ceiling in the hall in trampolining. Wonderful form and posture.
  • KM (7V), SW (7F), LAS (7M), and RB (7T) for their brilliant gymnastics routines, and TD (7F) for her amazing peer assessment.
  • BR (11M) for his first week in his new venture.
  • FA (8T) for always being so polite and asking how I am.
  • Mrs Nobis for always checking to see if I’m doing ok.
  • JC (9M) for an incredible explanation of a lesson to a visitor and generally being a wonderful young man.

Ms Shuttleworth:

  • MK (10T) & GR (10V) for entertaining me during my lunch break, for not judging me for eating cold curry and for making me laugh with their staffroom insights!
  • HN (7T) for continuing to be a trustworthy and reliable form monitor.
  • FS (10V) for fantastic work and focus in History lessons this week.
  • LR (7V) for noticing and being brave enough to tell me that I was teaching 7BX History the second lesson of a new topic before I had taught them the first!

Mrs Blake:

  • My Year 9 Drama class – thank you for giving everything a go and being a joy to teach!!
  • JL (9M) and TC (9F) for helping me without even being asked.
  • SR (9V) for being able to recall everything he had done with Mr Corson in Drama and constantly having his hand up!
  • Thank you to all the staff and pupils who have been super supportive and welcomed me back!

Mr Valjak:

  • HF (11V) for his brilliant attitude to learning in RE and always polite manners.
  • Mr Inglis for planning lessons together for our shared Y8 RE class.

Mrs Marshall:

  • Mrs Maher – thank you for the shovel.

Mr Inglis:

  • GO (11F) for fantastic hard work during RE intervention session this week.

Mr Sibley:

  • Chef of the Week goes to JP (11T) – King of the panacota!

Mrs Hansford:

  • PH (7T) and JH (7M) for making me proud when Mr Bartel brought a visitor into our lesson on Thursday. 
  • RA (8F) and IH (8F) for taking pride in their MRI work.
  • CR (9F), TC (9F) and CN (9F) for excellent dystopian setting work today.
  • RB (7T), OY, ODK and K (7V) for coming in to English in a wonderful, settled way and reading beautifully at the start of the lesson.

Mrs Henry:

  • Well done to all 10HA Maths and 9HA Maths who spent an hour solving tricky puzzles and problems as part of an international competition. Everyone who was entered has been awarded a certificate by UKMT. Well done to the pupils who achieved a special Bronze or Silver Award!

Well done everyone!

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