Delighted to see the lights on the school AstroTurf have come into their own this week already. Football, tennis and netball have all benefitted so far, and detailed setting of the lighting means we can allow safe sporting activity without disturbing our neighbours. Fantastic news, and quite a sight from the hill coming down from town I am told. Another step forward for St Joseph’s!
Plenty going on today, from the Year 3 literacy I can hear from my office (great work Mrs Smith!) to the building taking shape outside. We have contractors present working on the new building we have had delivered, preparing windows, doors, interiors and staircases, as well as the blockwork rising from the ground as the gym extension takes shape. The benefits of the classroom changes we made over the summer, changing textiles and MFL, has also made a real difference for both rooms. With our Chair of Governors and Deputy Chair in yesterday in their all important weekly oversight meeting, and marketing plans set fair for the year to come, it is great to have such support here at St Joseph’s.
Tomorrow we have a visit from Mr Paul Easterbrook, Headmaster of Hatherop Castle School, who will be here as part of our membership of the ISA. Do say hello if you meet him, we are very proud to be able to show all we are doing here at St Joseph’s.
Welcome back to all pupils after what I hope was a relaxing break. The clocks have now gone back, and the benefit this morning was a truly beautiful start to the day. As the evenings draw in, please do take care on the journey home. We are sure the new lighting on the AstroTurf will come into its own at this time of year, and all look forward to seeing it in action. The new temporary classrooms are on site, although not yet operational. Work will continue this weekend as we add windows, a dividing wall, and work towards completing the interior and exterior of the spacious rooms. Never a dull moment, and such a positive feeling around the school as I take the chance to see what is happening in many classrooms. And, to top it all off, we have school photographs today.