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Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

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    Welcome to

    St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
    Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

    We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

    Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

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    Welcome!

    We are almost back to normal. However, Parents and Carers will still need to follow appropriate measures during our staggered drop-off and collection times, including the correct wearing of face coverings and adhering to social distancing measures, both at the gates for drop off and on site for collection.   If you are exempt from wearing face coverings on medical grounds, dont worry,  we can make alternative collection arrangements.

    The Welsh Government information states that the control measures we have adopted in school remain appropriate, despite new variants of the virus. The Local Authority continue to review control measures regularly, in line with Welsh Government guidance and we are taking every precaution we can to keep the children and staff safe.

    Families are reminded that under no circumstances should learners attend school if they:

     

    • feel unwell, have any of the three identified COVID-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or loss of taste and/or smell) or they have tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 14 days
    • live in a household with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive to COVID-19 

    Stay safe

    Cofion cynnes

    Alex Riordan

     

    All teachers will post information about their class to the 'Latest News'. Updates will also be sent via 'The School App'. Instructions on how to download our app, can be found under the 'Parents' tab. 

    Photos are going to be displayed again for each class in the 'Gallery'. These will be found under the 'Gallery' tab. Photos will be accompanied with a written description of what the children have been doing in class that week.

    We also have a new Twitter acount which will be used to highlight events and this will eventually take over from our Gallery. To follow us on twitter please click on the Twitter icon on the left hand side of this page .

    Right of the Month

     

    Article 31- Every child has the right to play and rest. 

    Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child. Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity and their rights. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this. 

     

    How can parents support what children are learning about rights at school?

    • Take the time to ask your child what he/she has learned recently regarding children’s rights. 
    • Discuss the ideas learned in class, and try to think of examples from your own experiences, or from the media, of rights being respected or denied. 
    • Discuss how your child or your family can promote respect for rights, or help those whose rights have been violated. 
    • Ask your child’s opinion on children’s rights.  

     

    Some typical ways of using Rights Respecting language at home.

     

    • You have the right to play but you must respect the family’s right to a tidy house  and must tidy up your toys afterwards. 
    • You have the right to watch the TV but your right to be fed is more important right now and you need to turn the TV off.   

     

    My Virtues

     

    Compassionate and Loving 

     

    The word compassion comes from two Latin words: cum meaning with and passio meaning to change, especially in the sense of suffering adverse change.

    To be compassionate is to experience suffering or change alongside someone else – to listen to their cares and concerns and to share their joys and sorrows (The Characteristics of Jesuit Education n.43), to see the world through their eyes, to step into their shoes, to empathize.

    Being able to empathize is a virtue very necessary for being a good human being.  To live successfully in a family, or a school community, or workplace, or in wider society, means being able to see, understand and feel things from other points of view, even ones to which I may not be particularly sympathetic.  In the Christian tradition, it is never enough simply to be attentive: we must allow ourselves to be moved by what we see, especially by the plight of those who suffer or are less fortunate than we are. 

    Getting children to stop and notice how others are experiencing their lives, and how they feel, and why they say and believe what they do, is an important aspect of parenting and teaching.  Ultimately, it is what makes us kind and, at a deeper level, opens up the possibility of being loving through our just and merciful actions and forgiving words.

    Jesus’ great commandment is “Love one another.” (John 13:34)  The more we love others, the more we are truly human and most truly ourselves.

    Love is something that is learned not by being taught but by having first experienced it for ourselves.  Parents are the first and best teachers by what they say and do (Rite of Baptism n.77).  The most important lesson they teach their children is love.  It is by being loved that we learn to love.
     
    Of course, it is easy to love those who love us.  In speaking about love, Jesus throws out the challenge to take love deeper:  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’  But I say to you, ‘Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.’” (Matthew 5:43-44)  This is where love becomes challenging.  To love in this way is to love as God loves.

    Schools build on the foundations laid by parents.  By building up communities characterised by compassion and love, schools create the context in which children can learn and acquire these virtues for themselves. 

    Prayer of the Week from YR  

     

    Lord Jesus,

    Thank you for my friends,

    for the games and fun that we play,

    for the good times we have at school.

    Please help me to be a good friend, by helping each other and to be kind and caring to one another.

    Amen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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