Message from Mrs Martin

Dear Parents/ Carers,

At the end of what has been a very unique school year, I would like to thank you. Thank you for supporting our teachers by providing a safe and encouraging learning environment at home for your child. Thank you for learning how to use Google Classroom at such short notice! Thank you for your understanding and constant support and thank you for all your positivity during a period of uncertainty.

I would also like to thank all of the St Joseph’s staff who have worked exceptionally hard over the last few months. They have , as always, gone above and beyond. We have navigated our way through an event that has no blueprint, no right or wrong and we could only do this as a team. Not once did staff question or refuse, they trusted and supported me, I am very blessed to lead such an amazing team.

Our children have been fantastic throughout, engaging in their online learning and sharing their experiences with their teacher through photographs and videos. We have missed them and look forward to August (fingers crossed!) when we can all be together again. When our children return we want to focus on the positive, we don’t want our children carrying their experience of lockdown as a negative. We will ensure our children have a chance to reconnect with their friends and teachers, lost learning will be addressed but at a pace that suits our children.

Attached below is a letter from Mhairi Shaw, Director of Education which provides an update on the current situation.

Have a wonderful summer. I hope the sun returns and you have an opportunity to relax, you have earned it! I look forward to welcoming our St Joseph’s family back on the 12th August.

God bless you

Suzanne Martin

Head Teacher


Letter to parents 26.6.20.doc