Happiest Minute of the Week: 5th – 9th June 2023

Published June 9th, 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: 5th–9th June

Mr Blaho:

  • The English Department, caretakers, and Chaplaincy team for all the assistance and help to make our Pentecost liturgy at the end of term such a success. Also, all Y7 pupils were excellent and represented St Joseph’s in front of St Osmund’s visitors really well – Well done everyone!

Mr Sibley:

  • Congratulations to my Year 10 food class. There was some excellent cooking in our second practical assessment of the year!
JP (10V) – Chicken and veg stir fry with homemade noodles
CF (10F) – Chicken and veg stir fry with homemade noodles
CL (10M) – A selection of quiches
ARG (10M) – Veg curry with a shallow fried aubergine

Mrs Halls:

  • JT (9V) and ZA (8T) for being Learning Legends in English this week!

Mrs Sheeley:

  • Miss Walters for her unwavering enthusiasm for tennis, and all – round brilliance in general.  Love, The English Department
  • EF and LJ (7M) for being fabulous reg box monitors.
  • JP, KR (10V), CF, MS, OH (10F), DP, MR, SM, and FW (10T) for demonstrating a committed attitude to their end of year exam revision.

Mr Bartel:

  • SM (9V) for updating me on breaking through to open the bowling for Redlynch Men’s 2nd Team. It’s a shame that our fixture against each other was washed out but I hope you tear it up. Brilliant stuff and an amazing achievement.
  • JH (7M) lovely batting and a top partner. Cracking cricketer.
  • JB (10V) for learning to bowl properly and taking two wickets.
  • FH (10M) for not being too upset when JB got him out twice.

Miss Brignall:

  • TD (11T) for always being so happy and smiley in the morning, it always puts me in a good mood!

Mrs Rose:

  • JM (10F) for ‘Adapting & Overcoming’ his anxiety and his great attitude towards the Science mock exam on Tuesday. 🙂
  • JT (11V) for showing real initiative in Pastoral P6 yesterday. Thank you for your help! 🙂

Mrs Evans:

  • JG (7T) and MW (7V) for outstanding homework in Art.
  • 10 Engineering for making a fantastic start to revision.
  • CW (8M), FA, BJ (8T), and SP (8V) for fantastic orthographic drawings.

Mr Valjak:

  • TT (8F) for his insightful understanding of prayer in religions.
  • ALL of 9RE2 for their respectful and polite manners in their cover lesson this week.

Mrs Nobis:

  • SM (9T) and KS (9V) for being kind to others, including staff!
  • KL (11T) for being the legend he is.
  • Miss Clark for being lovely – and a source of infinite knowledge!

Mrs Inglis:

  • LB (9M) and MK (9T) for their excellent effort in lessons this week.
  • SRG and JJ (8M) for their detailed descriptions of how the respiratory system works.
  • MW (7F) for her lovely, enthusiastic welcome back when I saw her on Tuesday morning.

Maths Department:

  • Well done to all 7HA Maths and 8HA 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.
  • Special mention for achieving a Bronze Award: MW, LJ, CM, AK, JJ, EG, LW, JO, TT, TC, AP, EW, GS, CP
  • Special mention for achieving a Silver Award: IW, KT, ES, GRS, MC, AE
  • Special mention for achieving a Gold Award: JH

Mrs Hansford:

  • NW and BC (9F) for a brilliant piece of creative writing in English.
  • TC (9F) for just being generally amazing and helping during lessons.
  • FJ (8T), AL (8F) and AH (8V) for reading parts of Romeo and Juliet out loud in lessons.
  • HB and JP (10V) for helping with answers during English revision lesson ready for their end of year exams.
  • ARG (10M) for putting in effort in his revision at home.
  • KC (7V) and HH (7T) for brilliant creative writing in English.

Mr Garvey:

  • For consistently working with brilliant enthusiasm in Spanish: RL, LF (7V), OD, IM, JH (7M), MW, EQ (7F), KW, AG, OM (7T).
  • For always paying 100% attention and consistently giving their best effort to their Spanish work: VJ, SMS, CO (7M), HL, GS, MW, IM (7V), WK, JN (7T), NK, EW (7F).

Mr Rooney:

  • Mr Bartel, Mrs Millar-Facey, and Mrs Hodge for making the Barcelona trip a brilliant experience for all involved!
  • All the pupils for being brilliant in Barcelona – it was a real sense of pride to see you flourish on the trip and also to receive so many compliments about you from people we came into contact with over the 4 days! Mas patatas fritas por favor!

Mrs Blake:

  • Miss Moss for smashing it this week and being so supportive.
  • The cast of 12 Angry Jurors for working so hard in rehearsals and creating such a positive environment.
  • 8BY for amazing focus in Drama this week.
  • SNP (8F) for participating brilliantly and talking to visitors on a tour.
  • ZM (8V) and LPS (8F) for brilliant participation in Drama every lesson.

Well done everyone for another great week!

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