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Christmas Show !! Tickets for show and draw still on sale!!! Matinee 9th Dec at 10-30am £4 . Evening show 10th Dec at 7pm £4 for 1 show , £5 for 2!
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Latest News...

6th Dec 2019
mrs Boyds class enjoyed an amazing trip this week to the Christmas pants at the Arts...
5th Dec 2019
School will close at 12 noon on 10th December. Pupils to return to school at 6.15pm....
3rd Dec 2019
Throughout the month of November we were blown away by the donations we received...



St.Joseph's Playground Buddies

Playground Buddies are P6/7 pupils who help the playtime supervisors to make playtimes a happy time for children in the junior playground.

Children interested in becoming Playground Buddies in P6/7 complete a job application at the beginning of each year, explaining why they would like to be a Playground Buddy and why they think they would be good at the job. Selected pupils are given training before working in the junior playground alongside the playground supervising adults. They show a very good example to the younger pupils as they become role models. 

A rota is drawn up so all buddies are on duty for one playtime and one lunchtime play per week.

The role of Playground Buddies involves:

  • helping children find new friends
  • making children feel comfortable and welcome
  • including children who are lonely and helping them to play games
  • giving support to children to find solutions to a problem
  • being fair and not taking sides
  • helping children if they fall over and comforting them
  • helping children to find something if they've lost it in the playground
  • teaching new games
  • asking the lunchtime supervisors if they are unsure of what to do in a situation
  • helping  to put away playtime equipment