We would like to thank Superfish in Workington for going above and beyond for our community when we had to close the school yesterday. They kindly, and generously, offered to provide hot meals for our pupils on Free School Meals to ensure everyone ate yesterday.
Thank you Superfish!
We have another positive case in Year 9. This student has not been in school since last week, so this case does not affect any other students in school. We wish him and the others a speedy recovery.
Our students adapted fabulously today to the packed lunch arrangements. Thank you for changing your routines to allow this to happen.
If you are passing on Harrington Road, you will see our first canopy covering the yard.
A first look at our new Creative Media Hub. At St Joseph’s we believe that practical subjects are really important and so we have invested in our curriculum to make sure that all students have access to creative and practical lessons. In this room our photography, art and media lessons will take place once the computers are wired up!
Our learners of the week for the last two weeks for KS3 are Luke Sandelands and Lorna O’Neil. Luke was nominated by history for his fantastic work in lessons and at home and a great attitude to school. Well done Luke! Lorna was nominated by English for consistently doing her best in every lesson and working incredibly well in her group, often contributing a great deal. Well done Lorna!
For KS4 the learners of the week are Mikaela Southwell and Lauren Moore. Both were nominated by science. Mikaela was nominated for her excellent attitude in science. Lauren was nominated for 100% on every piece of seneca homework set in the term. Well done to both of them and all the nominees.
We have two further positive cases of Covid diagnosed this morning after tests yesterday.
This brings the total number of students in school to three plus one of our cleaning staff.
One of the positive students is in Year 9 and the two new positive cases are in Year 10.
The two new cases in Year 10 are siblings and they are in different sets and option groups.
I have sent an email to parents in Year 10. Please check your emails.
I know this will be concerning for you all. Please be assured that we are doing all we can to ensure parents have all the information they need.
We will always support you in the decisions you take. Our phones are going to be busy today, I expect. We must talk to the parents in Year 10 as a priority and we will get back to you as soon as we can.