Happiest Minute of the Week: 25th – 29th September 2023

Published September 29, 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: 25th–29th September

Mrs Nobis:

  • Mrs Halls for being kind and thoughtful and making my day on Tuesday.
  • AW (11M) for working so hard in Sociology.
  • Izzy Ellis (11M) for doing the right thing quickly & without fuss & bother.

Mr Ball:

  • SRG (9M), JG (11T), OG (11F), MB (11F), JN (7F), TD (11F), GG (7F), JO (7F), IB (9M), OW (9V), NO (9F), LP (7F), IW (9T) for immense cross-country running at Hudson’s Field.
  • 1st Place – Junior Boys – OW (9V)
  • 2nd Place – Inter Boys – TD (11F)
  • 2nd Place – Minor boys – JO (7F)

Mr Bartel:

  • MP (7M) for her amazing referring.
  • OF (7M) for some very impressive goalkeeping.
  • LV (11F) for some outstanding commitment to International Day.
  • OD (10T) and AH (10F) for their contributions to a fine SJCS goal.

Mr Rooney:

  • FI (9M) for helping and supporting a year 7 pupil; showing great compassion and care!
  • FH (11M) for top understanding and work in RE!
  • TL (11M), CG (11F), MW (11M), GB (11M), TB (11M), SC (11M), MM (11F), KO (11T), CM (11M), AY (11M) for their excellent contributions in Yr11 RE!
  • Mr Bartel for excellent input to the Year 10 football team last night against Wellington!
  • Miss Moss, Mrs Marshall & Mrs Blake for their fabulous contributions to the Parent Information Evenings this week.
  • The Year 10 football team for absolutely dominating their football match against Wellington Academy AND PLAYING SOME BEAUTIFUL FOOTBALL! JM (10M), LR (10T), JW (10T), MR (10T), AK (10T) OA (10M), DA (10M), OD (10T), WC (10T), LR (10V), TN (10T), SM (10V), PS (10T), AH (10F), and RW (10M)

Mrs Barratt:

  • KA (7M) for a great question about French phonics.
  • RP (7M) for a lovely piece of writing giving age and names in French.
  • AN (8T), HL (8V) for full marks on their vocab tests.
  • KT (9V) for great resilience with turning sentences into a negative.
  • CL (9M) for a fab explanation of the French Liaison.
  • AD (9T), AK (9M), GRS (9M), LW (9T) for getting full marks on their vocab tests.

Mr Inglis:

  • MT (7T) for confirming that I am a great RE teacher.
  • MMS (9T) for always being happy and saying “hello sir” whenever we cross paths.
  • JJ (10M) for her determination to keep up with work.
  • MT (10M) for working hard in all 5 lessons we’ve had this week.
  • 8BX RE for dealing with difficult subjects maturely in RSE this week.
  • MS, OH and RS (11F) for helping me move lots of books this week after room changes.

Mrs Parsons:

  • LW (11M) and MS (11F) for turning up to their Spanish Speaking exam with a positive attitude and for trying hard.

Mrs Hansford:

  • JG (8T) for working so graciously with Mrs Miles yesterday in English and producing excellent work!
  • CL (9T) for always coming into lesson and getting straight on with things without any fuss – it doesn’t go unnoticed and you’re a great role model for your peers.
  • MA (7T) for being so polite to all staff and being a willing volunteer for reading in today’s lesson.

Mrs Jones:

  • Mrs Parsons for being an absolute star, as she stayed late to support the students at homework club on Tuesday.

Madame Webb:

  • Merci à ED (11F) de m’avoir fait plaisir et d’avoir ri de ma blague française ce matin! / Thank you to ED (11F) for humouring me and laughing at my French joke this morning!
  • The Staff Duolingo competition winner is Miss Hartsmith. Well done to all other staff members who also took part this week!

Mrs O’Grady:

  • MR (9M) for coming into class rather than just working outside on her own. Her written work has been phenomenal this past week, but having her in class yesterday participating in a practical was my happiest moment all week.
  • AM (9T), SA (9V), CL (9T) for making MR (9M) welcome in your team for yesterday’s practical, and for the best teamwork in the class yesterday.  You took your own roles seriously, but you also worked together considerately and sensibly.  This is why your team produced the most accurate results in the class overall.
  • TO (9V) for making the effort to support a fellow pupil at House Comp today when none of the people who actually signed up for it turned up. Outstanding team spirit!
  • NN (9V) for being an outstanding sports captain and for always turning up and doing your best.  Consistently brilliant in every way!

Mr Sibley:

  • This week’s Chef of the Week is awarded to two amazing Year 8s who accompanied Mr Blaho in preparation for the upcoming International Week and demonstrated the making of their superb chicken curry with rice pancakes. The best bit was that we got to try some, and it tasted… magical! Well done to AR (8T) and AS (8V).

Well done for another great week!

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