This week, we have been focusing on change as children met their new classes and teachers, ready for September. For some children, their journey at St. Joseph’s RC Primary School has come to an end. What a journey it has been! Some children have been with us since they were 3 years old, starting in the Nursery and others joined us throughout the years at St. Joseph’s. However long they have been here, they have had a huge impact on the school and brought joy to the lives of those within our school community.
This week, the Year 6 children have shed tears during their Leavers’ Assembly and Leavers’ Mass. Poignant moments included the sharing of favourite memories, singing about friendship and sharing stories about teachers who have had an impact on their lives. The children dressed up, pretending they were in Year 11 looking back on their journey through primary school.
Canon Alan reminded the children that although it is goodbye, we are thankful that these children have been part of the St. Joseph’s community and journeyed with us. He shared a bible reading from Luke 10; “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.” As the children start a new chapter in secondary school, we know God will be with them.
We would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you and farewell to members of staff who are moving on. Miss Slattery, Mr Delooze, Mrs Fadahunsi and Mrs Sweeney, have all made a huge impact on the lives of the children here at St. Joseph’s. We wish them well as they move onto new opportunities.