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Mission Statement

As a Catholic School we value the special identity that God’s love has created in each of us.

The Gospel inspired values of trust, honesty, self respect, self discipline and forgiveness are at the heart of our everyday loving and caring for one another.

All our curriculum activity reflects these principles as we search faithfully for excellence.

Together with parents, families, the church and the community, we encourage each individual to develop their God given talents and skills and realise their unique potential.

At Our Lady and St Joseph's we believe that every child is special and has God given talents and skills. 

We provide a Catholic education promoting the academic, physical, spiritual and social development of each child. We aim to teach what each child needs, regardless of their age, sex or ability and to provide a happy, healthy and secure environment for your child to enjoy. We seek to be a community which complements the home and the parish in attempting to live out the values of the Gospel.

We also welcome children of families who are not Catholic but seeking a Christian environment for their child. We would be pleased to have the opportunity to show prospective parents around our school when the atmosphere and ethos can be experienced at first hand. 

We welcome this as an opportunity to explain our aims and to be able to answer any questions that you may have. 

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Class News

School Council Election Results

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

The following children have been elected by their classmates to represent their class on the School Council;

F2 Will Hadfield and Lucy Soar
Y1 Darcie Mylchreest and Harry Hudson
Y2 Oliver Wildsmith and Bella Hulse
Y3 Elizabeth Barber and Maja Krawczyk
Y4 Oliver Smith and Theo Swann
Y5 Evie Blunt and Bruce Grey
Y6 Libbie Jackson and Riley Turner

Mrs McLaughlin

Welcome Back

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back to another school year.  I hope that you all had a restful summer holiday and enjoyed spending time together as a family.  It is lovely to see all the children looking so smart in their new uniforms!  The children have settled to their work and classes very quickly this year and we are looking forward to working with you to ensure we can provide the very best education for all the children.  

We have been joined by four new members of staff; Mr Craigie in F1, Miss Parkinson (Teacher) in F2, Miss Duffy in Y3 and Miss Allen (Teacher) in Y5.  We hope that they will be very happy during their time at Our Lady and St. Joseph’s. 

The Key Stage 1 toilets have been refurbished during the school holidays and part of this work was paid for by a LCVAP grant (Locally Controlled Voluntary Aided Funding); however as a school we still have to fund 10% of the costs.  All contributions to the school building fund go towards meeting these costs.

As always, there is a lot planned for the year.  There is a list of dates in this newsletter for this forthcoming term for your diaries. Thank you for your continued support of the school and I look forward to seeing you at the various events planned this term,

Mrs McLaughlin

Good Bye and God Bless Year 6

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Today (20th July) we have to say good bye to our wonderful Year 6s who are leaving Our Lady and St. Joseph’s to go to secondary school. Each and every one of them is a credit to their families. They have all made fantastic progress this year and have achieved really well in their SATs. I would like to thank all their families who have supported them so well during their time with us. In particular, I should like to thank those families, whose association with the school will come to an end next week, for all their support for the school over many years.

We ask God’s blessing for the future for;
Oliver Auchterlounie, Drew O’Dowd, Tye Stewart, Charlie Wilson, Mac Stewart, Noah Shaw, Peter Moore, Luke Firth, Oliver Stables, Billy Godfrey, Daniel Harding, Conor Hoe, Saoirse Reavy, Oliwia Borowiec, George Hays, Jack Cooke, Alahna North, Evie Parker-Burdin, Ruby Birch, Lucy-Ann Moss, Tilly Houlton-Wilson, Ruby Oates, Nina Swales, Maisie Lofthouse, Holly McMaster, Mary Donnelly, Jody South, Grace Bell, Tobias Janvier and Ciaran Martin.

Finally, I would like to wish all our children and families a relaxing summer holiday.

Mrs McLaughlin

Well Done to our Under 9's Orienteering Team - Winners of the Rotherham Boys Final - and to our Under 11's Team

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Congratulations to Josh McMaster and Gianni Capponi, from our under 9’s orienteering team, who won the boys final at Wickersley on the 12th of June. They will now represent Rotherham in the Year 3/4 Boys South Yorkshire Finals!.  Also well done to our under 11’s team who came 4th.

Congratulations to everyone involved in with the effort and also many thanks for the continued support from parents with helping transport children to the events.

Young Voices at Wath Festival - Well Done!

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Congratulations to the Young Voices choir who performed at Wath Festival. They sounded wonderful and received many compliments from members of our community. Well done!

Mrs McLaughlin

Congratulations VEX Wacky Robots!

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Our VEX team have returned safely from the World Finals Kentucky. You may have followed their news via schools twitter? The team came 38th in their group so are ranked within the top 200 in the world! Congratulations!

Mrs McLaughlin

Wacky Wobots - Bon Voyage and Good Luck!

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Early this morning our VEX team started their journey to Kentucky. We would like to wish Jack Cook, Mary Donnelly, Tobias Janvier, Ciaran Martin, Drew O’Dowd and Oliver Stables all the very best as they compete in the VEX World Finals.

You can follow their blog via our school website http://www.ourlady-stjosephs.rotherham.sch.uk/school-news/wacky-wobots 

Mrs McLaughlin 

Happy Easter and Thank You

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Thank you for your continued support of the school. This half term has been particular busy with World Book Day, Easter chocolate raffle and the fund raising for Hamid’s Helping Hands. Thank you to all those who have made donations towards the VEX team’s journey to Kentucky.

On behalf of the staff, I would like to wish everyone a very happy and holy Easter.

Mrs McLaughlin

Chocolate Raffle - Thank You for Raising £246

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Thank you so much for your generous support for the chocolate raffle which has raised an amazing £246.00. All the money raised will be sent to Hallam Caring Services Good Shepherd Collection. Bishop Ralph is very grateful for all donations, “All the money you raise goes towards supporting the Hallam Caring Services projects. Their projects have workers in our Schools, parishes, and the wider community. These are very good at helping young people and their families feel better.”

Mrs McLaughlin

Well Done Year 5 & 6 Athletics Team.

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Well done to our Year 5 and 6  Athletics team who were at St Pius on Tuesday: Holly McMaster, Lucy Anne Moss, Marysa Green, Nina Swales, Oliwia Borowiec, Evie Parker-Burdin, Lilia Yeardley, Megan Smith, Olivia Moss, Nicole Kleba, Oliver Auchterlounie, Luke Firth, George Hayes,Peter Moore,Theo Stewart, Daniel Redfern,Mac Stewart, Josh Coates, Jack Andrews and Noah Malakauskas. Comments back from St Pius were what a wonderful group of supportive , well behaved children who encouraged  each other.

Mrs  McLaughlin

Latest School Calendar Events

Foundation Stage 2 Children Photo for Barnsley Chronicle20Sep2018

@ School

Foundation 2 children to have photo taken for the Barnsley Chronicle today.

Year 3 Music Lessons20Sep2018

@ School

Year 3 Music lessons today.

Key Stage 2 After School Boys Football Club20Sep2018

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm @ School

Key Stage 2 After School Boys Football Club - 3:15-4:15pm today.

Meet Your Year 2 Child's Class Teacher.20Sep2018

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm @ Year 2 Class Room

There will be an opportunity to meet your child’s new class teacher in their classroom 3:15-3:45pm today.

Whole School Mass21Sep2018

10:00 am - 11:00 am @ School Hall

Whole school Mass 10am today. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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