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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

Welcome Back!

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Welcome back to school! The children have made an excellent start to the new year and new term. There are a number of important information sessions this term so please read our newsletter for information on these.

Mrs McLaughlin

Christmas Drawing Competition - Well Done Alex Scott and Molly Stacey!

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Alex Scott and Molly Stacey won the Christmas Drawing Competition for 2018 and will be presented with their prize at the Wath Christmas light switch on next Friday. Alex Scott Y5 won the overall prize for his drawing from all the schools in Wath so a fantastic achievement.

Mrs McLaughlin

Welcome Mass for Foundation Stage 2

Mrs McLaughlin (Headteacher) on: Class News

Today we celebrated Mass with Fr Evangelist and formally welcomed our Foundation Stage 2 children into our School Family. It was a lovely occasion. Thank you to all those who were able to join us. Our next mass in school will be on Friday 19th October to celebrate Harvest – all are welcome!

Mrs McLaughlin

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 

Latest School Calendar Events

Year 3 Music Lessons17Jan2019

@ School

Year 3 Music lessons today.

Year 3 & 4 After School Library Club17Jan2019

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm @ School Library

Year 3 & 4 After School Library Club 3:15-4pm. Please collect children from the Library at 4pm.

Year 6 After School Gymnastics Club (Registered Children Only)18Jan2019

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm @ School

Year 6 After School Gymnastics Club 3:15-4:15. This club is for registered children only.

Dinner Money Payments to be Handed to Class Teacher in Named Envelope Today21Jan2019

The current cost of a school dinner is £2.05 per day (£10.25 for the week). It would be helpful if you could support the office staff by ensuring that on a Monday morning your child’s dinner money is sent in a named envelope and given to your child to hand in to their teacher. Any change will be sent back to your child on the same day. Please avoid calling into the office to pay dinner/trip money.

Year 3 Gospel Assembly21Jan2019

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm @ School

Class Led Gospel Assemblies Each class takes a turn at leading our Gospel assemblies on Monday afternoons at 2:45pm. You are always welcome to join with us.

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