Happiest Minute of the Week: 9th–13th January 2023

Published January 13, 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:

  • MR, LH, NN, TR (8M), LC (8V), BN, IW, SRG, AR (8T), LD and MW (7F) for being really sporting and supportive of each other playing catch during wet break in the Hall Thursday – spirit of St Joseph’s in action!

Mr Valjak:

  • KC (11M) for his focussed work in RE lessons this week and for always being polite.
  • Mrs Shuttleworth for the catch up with her this week and for being excited about the Belgium Battlefield Trip!

Ms Shuttleworth:

  • MW (7F) for her impeccable manners.  It is always lovely to get a genuine thank you from a student.
  • LC (7M) for being super helpful by helping to reunite history exercise books with their owners after all the set changes.

Mrs Rose:

  • RA (10V) for showing kindness to another student who was having a tough day! 🙂

Mr Caruso:

  • AD, AF (11F), AT, WM, AC (11T), MW, KC, HD, DJ (11M), and EF (11V) for their efforts in devouring all biscuits and crisps offered whilst attending the voluntary after school maths intervention every week.

Mrs Maher:

  • Mrs Inglis for letting me steal her computer room.
  • Mrs Jones for generally just being a fantastic human.
  • Mrs Jackson for holding the fort with 11M whilst I delivered assemblies this week.
  • Mr Rooney for being my assembly guru.
  • 7BY English for their enthusiasm this week.
  • 11M for their great attitude towards revision in PSHE this morning.
  • TS (11F) for really putting in the effort this week.
  • MW (7F) for great behaviour for learning.
  • BR (11M) – I’ve heard GREAT things about him all week!

Mr Ford:

  • EG (10V) for sitting and listening to me rant about the current state of Chelsea for far too long yesterday – very polite.
  • TT (11T) and his incredible (almost impossibly good…) memory.
  • My Year 10 BTEC class for completing the annual “name all the genre of film task” without giving me a reason to complete a safeguarding sheet.
  • The amazing positive vibes coming from all our students who have taken part in the various sports fixtures this week – great to see.
  • Finding out from Mrs Evans that DA (11V) spent her entire PSHE lesson prepping for her BTEC coursework assignment. #proudteachermoment

Mr Sibley:

  • GW (8F) this week for her amazing mini quiches and getting them done in half the time of everyone else!

Mr Brown:

  • Year 7 and Year 9 football teams for doing their very best in BIBLICAL conditions!

Mr Rooney:

  • IW, BJ, MML, AR, IW & FJ (8T) for their enthusiasm with designs for the Teresa House board and for their teacher recruitment drive for the House!
  • Mrs Maher for her very informative literacy assemblies this week! Remember, reading is good for your wellbeing!

Mrs Hansford:

  • KW (9V) for excellent Hunger Games knowledge that he shared with the class.
  • KW (7T) for turning up to reading intervention every week and doing her absolute best.
  • AL (8F) for absolutely smashing the reading intervention work on Thursday – excellent work ethic!
  • RA (8F), JB (8V), EF and ZA (8T) for smashing their spelling test on Friday!

Mr Garvey:

  • LJ, AK, NK, EO (8F), BN, and BJ (8T) for always giving their best effort in Spanish.
  • DN, JB (8V), AO (8T), IH (8F), and FI (8M) for consistent effort and care in their work.
  • JW (8T) for improved effort recently.
  • UO (8T) and ZM (8V) for good work today.

Miss Clark:

  • Thank you to the LGBTQ+ club for a great first “proper” session today, and particularly to AM (8T) for coming to show me their amazing fashion design – I can’t wait to see the full collection and to display them proudly on the wall!

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