Happiest Minute of the Week: 24th April–5th May 2023

Published May 8, 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: 24th–28th April

Ms Shuttleworth:

  • AG (7T) for being super honest and handing in a chocolate bar he found in the classroom.
  • AW (9M) for successfully hunting down the timer that was going off but that I couldn’t find!
  • OB (7F) for still being willing to collect and return an exercise book to me even though it was after the end of school bell had gone. 

Mrs Halls:

  • Learning Legends in English: PS (8F) and SM (9T).

Mrs Nobis:

  • MW (7F) from last week – helping and supporting another student without prompting and being really kind.
  • 9C Sociology for being legends!
  • Mr Blakey and Mrs Barratt for being wonderful.
  • A huge thank you and au revoir to Mrs Fenwick, our Careers Co-ordinator, after 11 years of ensuring our students get the best careers opportunities and trips and visits to employers and colleges, is leaving us to support apprentices elsewhere. Thank you for everything you’ve done for our community.

Mr Ball:

  • OW (8V) for a great 800m run and time.
  • RA (9V) and DB (9V) for good result in their end of topic test on Sports Testing.

Mr Rooney:

  • Mrs Pearson & Miss Ryder for giving up their Saturday morning to work on displays in school!
  • HH (?) for an awesome magic carpet question!
  • Everyone (literally, EVERYONE!) for their words of encouragement and support over the last week!
  • Mrs Blake, Mr Morris, Miss Ryder for leading a lovely Exam information Evening last night packed full of useful advice and tips for Year 11 parents and pupils!
  • LP (11M) and SW (11M) for helping to clear away the chairs, and also for Mr Campari-Moss (dad of A, 11V) for helping to clear the chairs away too!

Mrs Fenwick:

  • A massive ‘Well Done” to the whole of Year 10 who took part in Mock Interview Day on Tuesday.  The employers were extremely impressed with how well you presented yourselves and how engaged you were within the interview.  Thank you for showing our guests how brilliant St Joseph’s pupils are – I’m really proud of you all.

Mrs Rose:

  • My happiest minutes of the last few weeks are by far those spent with this bunch: AV, EMW, JS, AS, OL (9V), AH, CR (9F), BBC, CK, JL (9M), HP, LR (9T). You are all a credit to St Jo’s and it is an absolute pleasure taking you all on Project Rejuvenate.

Mr Bartel:

  • KM (7V) for having amazing observational skills and memory.
  • AM (8T) for a brilliant answer in Maths to the “what are you learning” question.
  • FA (8T) for always asking how I am.
  • OW (9F) for a fine solo goal on the playground that included being hit in the face with a ball from another game.
  • TC (9F) for loving her athletics (eventually) and wanting a second run.
  • IL (11M) for being a ray of sunshine on a regular basis.
  • All the positive comments from visitors regarding the Vincent Phoenix by AM (10V).
The Vincent Phoenix by AM (10V)

Mrs Evans:

  • LM (11M), MF (11T), BW (11V), CF (11F) for their perseverance and hard work in Art.
  • 11V for being simply the best,  just to remind you all we did win dance off. Also to Mr Bartel because without him we wouldn’t be Vincent house.
  • JC (9F), MR, OD (9T) for completing fantastic cover in Engineering.
  • NK, JH, CO (7M), AP, HA (7F), HL, IM (7V), OM (7T) for outstanding work in Art.

MFL Department:

  • MFL Learning Legends: LJ (7M) for amazing vocab recall, and CM (11T) for great improvement in pronunciation.

Mr Brown:

  • Girls’ Year 7, 8 & 9 Football team: MW, DH, MW, JB, NN, SRG, AR, IW, BA, AD, TFL for giving their all and representing the school admirably AND most importantly, beating Wyvern St Eds 🙂

Mr Valjak:

  • ALL of 11T for their positivity and focus on their exams – keep going!
  • LC (7M) for taking great pride in her work and achievements in RE.

Mrs Hansford:

  • ES (10T) for a great start in English. Wonderful first impression.
  • BC (9F) for always working hard in English lessons.
  • HD (11M) for making a huge effort with his GCSE revision.

Happiest Minutes of the Week: 2nd–5th May

Mrs Halls:

  • TC (9F) for helping Mrs Halls over the past few week. The support has greatly appreciated. And a massive thanks to the staff here at St Joes – you know who you are – I couldn’t have made it without you all.

Mrs Nobis:

  • Big thank you and well done to FR (9F) for reminding Mrs Nobis of something important on Wednesday, being super organised, thoughtful, and a credit to Francis House (the best house)!

Mr Rooney:

  • Miss Thorne for the tip off on biscuit offers at The One Stop.
  • NK (7F) & IM (7V) for finding and handing in a bus pass.
  • Mrs Pearson, Mrs Hodge & Mrs Facey for their super valuable help at the Barcelona Information Evening, and MW (10M), MR (9T) & LR (10T) for stacking and putting away the chairs.
  • PH (7T) for a very good contribution in Yr7&8 assembly on Wednesday!
  • All of my Year 11 RE group for their efforts in revision this week and CF (11F) for remembering what contrasting means.

Mr Ball:

  • TD (10F) for coming 1st in the 1500m at Area Sports, and CL (10F) for coming 1st in the 200m!

Mr Valjak:

  • Thank you 8RE1 for acing their retrieval quizzes on Seneca with brilliant focus and pace.
  • Thank you to Mr Bartel for his constant reminders to focus on the positives – every week, every day.

Mr Bartel:

  • Thank you to Year 9 and 10 for their attention and conduct at our Sexist Behaviours and Harmful Sexual Behaviours workshop. Thank you also to all the staff that kindly enabled and assisted the event.
  • Thank you to Mr Valjak for brightening up my day even more than normally does.
  • Thank you to JL (7V) and RL (7V) for their brilliant raffle last week.

Mrs Hodge:

  • Shout out to DI (10M) who was an absolute star at Area Athletics yesterday, literally sorted everyone out!!! All the pupils were amazing, especially erecting the Gazebo 😊

Well done everyone – see you next week!

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