Information sent home will be included on this page.
Keeping Young People Safe Near The Railway
The tragic death of Harrison in 2017, when he was in Year 7 at Guilsborough Academy, brought home to our community the importance of teaching our children about safety on the railways. Schools play a vital role in keeping our children safe.’ –
Simon Frazer, Principal at Guilsborough Academy
Over 20 million students, parents and teachers from across the UK have already watched these videos which has led to a significant decrease in the number of fatalities and injuries in their area through watching the safety videos.
SEND News – Manchester Local Offer
Please click on links above to access further information
Longsight Library – Homework Club
Race For Life 2023
Well done and a huge congratulations to our St Joseph’s team for completing the Race for Life 2023. Also a special mention to our Mrs Knox for completing the race in a clown costume. Thankyou to everyone who donated, they smashed the target and managed to raise over £2200!
Members of the St Joseph’s family will be taking part in the Race for Life to support both Mrs Nathaniel and Mrs Fahey as they battle this dreadful disease and in memory of Sheila who has recently passed away. Please support the team and donate to help cancer research in raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer by clicking on the fundraising link.
St. Joseph’s is a rich, diverse and vibrant Catholic Primary School serving the parishes of St. Joseph’s and St. Augustine’s. We are situated in the heart of Longsight and offer our children and families a school where they feel welcome, content and secure.
CAFOD Donation – February 2023
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It was lovely to welcome the children back to school on Monday looking so very smart in their uniforms. Thank you to parents who have sent their child in the correct uniform. Just a reminder the uniform is a blue shirt, grey trousers, skirt, pinafore or shorts, which is available in local supermarkets. The school jumper/cardigan and the school tie can be purchased from Smart Schoolwear, 919 Stockport Road, Manchester, M19 3PZ. We have some good as new ones available in school for £2. Grey or black socks and blue bows/bobbles. We do not allow trainers, only black shoes please.
Children from Year 1 – Year 6 need a PE kit, which is simply navy blue shorts, white shirt or polo and black pumps. Children without correct kit will not be able to take part in their lesson.
We are going to be sending most of our communication through email to cut down on costs and to help reduce our carbon footprint. Please fill in the slip at bottom of this letter to update your email.
We are really trying to improve our playground provision and have purchased some new equipment. Please do not allow your children to play with the equipment before or after school, as we want it to last as long as possible. We are continuing to sell ice-lollies and ice pops after school, in the main entrance for 50p per item. The money raised is helping to purchase the equipment. Thank you to everyone who supports with this initiative.
Homework will now be in paper form and will consist of reading every night, a spelling/handwriting activity, a maths activity and a reading comprehension. On a Wednesday, the homework will be handed out and is expected back to school on a Monday. For any child who does not complete their homework they will need to catch-up at playtime in school. Last year many children did not engage with the homework online and we expect that all children will take part now that it is back on paper. Homework is either practicing of basic skills or an extension of learning taking place within the classroom. It is vital that children complete this. Thank you in advance for your support in this.
I am delighted to invite you to our Friday assemblies at 9am in the school hall. This is where we celebrate children’s achievements, share our knowledge, pray and sing together. Everyone is welcome.
Next week we will be having a meet and greet session, where you can meet your child’s class teacher and find out about what they will be learning. A separate letter will go home regarding this. On our new website under the curriculum tab, it will also give a flavour of what your child will be learning and how you can help. In addition, there will be pictures of what the children are doing and the latest news.
We are hoping that this school year will be more ‘normal’ and we are wanting every child to flourish to be the best they can be.
Mrs E Eccles
Please click here to download a copy of the Welcome Letter.