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Governor Awards Sept 23-July 24



In just the few weeks that this little girl has been at school, she has already demonstrated such a love for Religious Education. She is always respectful, listens carefully during lessons, and makes wonderful contributions to RE and class prayers. She has recently received a ‘Wow Voucher’ for trying to live out her life like St Therese. This little girl has demonstrated her knowledge on some Saints and understands that we should all try to be more like Jesus in our everyday lives. Just this week, she demonstrated that she is a leader of her faith, as she led our class liturgical prayer, leading the Rosary and helping her peers join in with the ‘Hail Mary’ prayer. This little girl tries so hard to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and demonstrates the virtue of love by thinking of others before herself. She has such a gentle nature and is an incredibly kind and loving child, who is always striving to be the best she can be. She is a fantastic role model to her peers, and we are very blessed to have her in our class. We are so proud of you, well done Isabella!

Year 1

It is a pleasure to present this term’s Governor’s award to a member of St Joseph’s class who is both kind and caring. This hardworking individual has a fantastic attitude to their learning and always strives to be the best they can be. Over the past few weeks, it has been lovely to see their confidence grow and becoming more resilient in their learning. Our school virtues of faith, hope and love are clearly present in this young girl’s attitude to life. She has settled really well into Year 1 and her positive attitude acts as a beacon of light, inspiring those around her. Thank you for shining so brightly this term – Rosie.

Year 2

This individual is a very conscientious, kind and enthusiastic member of St Peter’s class. In all that he does, he demonstrates the key values at St Joseph’s; his confidence shines through both inside and outside of the classroom, and he sets high expectations for himself and others by always looking to deepen his understanding. He is a fantastic role model for the other children in the class; he demonstrates the values of an exceptional learner through his unwavering self-belief and enthusiasm to contribute to classroom discussions. He takes a keen interest in all of our subjects, and shows amazing resilience throughout each task – even when they may be a little challenging. Through his faith, hope and love, he shows the other children how they can achieve their goals in life by being respectful, believing in yourself and showing kindness to others. This individual is always using his initiative to further his learning, showing his peers what it means to love your studies. Thank you, Ruari, for always being such a kind, enthusiastic and conscientious member of St Peter’s class, and for always REACHing in everything you do.

Year 3

It is a pleasure to present the Governor’s award for this term to a member of St. Patrick’s class who works hard to REACH in everything they do. Every day, this child enters our room with peace, spreading calmness to those around them. She embodies the words of St. Peter Julian Eymard when he said, “Keep your soul at peace, in order to be able to be attentive and very faithful to the inner movement of the Holy Spirit”. This child works with high expectations and resilience no matter the subject, and is always keen to spread our virtue of love by being a good friend to those around her. Most recently, she has been helping the whole school grow in faith through her work in Chaplaincy – a position she takes with respect and understanding for the gospel. Well done Bella, we are so lucky to have you in our class!

Year 4

With an infectious smile, that lights up a room, this hardworking and aspiring individual strives to REACH in every area of his day. This delightful young man fully embodies Proverbs 17:22 which says “a joyful heart is good medicine”. This young man is certainly good medicine for our class as his joy is infectious! From the minute he walks into our classroom, to the moment he leaves; he will ensure that he smiles, says kind things to support his peers, compliments the lessons he enjoys, and faces challenges with all our REACH values shining through. This young man shares all his ideas in an articulate way, always thinking deeply about the concepts being presented to him. Anyone who knows this individual knows that he casts all shadows away and brightens our school community, inspiring others to achieve throughout their school day too.
Thank you for being our good medicine: Finlay.

Year 5

It is a pleasure to present this term’s Governor’s award to a member of St Teresa’s class, who is both kind and thoughtful. This individual has grown so much in such a short space of time, regardless of what life throws her way.
She has demonstrated that she strives to REACH in everything she does, demonstrating the key values in our School’s Mission Statement. As it is written by the Corinthians, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” This quote sums up this creative young girl, as she demonstrates love and empathy effortlessly on a daily basis.
Remember: “In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence,” Ephesians 3:12. With confidence, you can achieve anything you set your mind to; you are special and unique never forget that!
Thank you, Tansy, for your unwavering love and commitment to being the best that you can be.

Year 6

Since the start of Year 6, this young lady has brightened the classroom as she demonstrates our REACH values in everything that she does. She embodies this quote from Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,” as she possesses all of these qualities. I have watched how she interacts with everyone in school and observed how kind, caring, and thoughtful she is especially towards her reception buddy. On residential, she impressed everyone with her ability to seize all the opportunities that she was offered approaching everything with joy and humbleness whilst supporting those around her. She pushes herself to be the best that she can be in RE lessons and shares insightful and thought-provoking ideas in her work. She is a true role model for the school as she is one of our house captains; through this position, she can lead others and inspire people to be the best they can be through faith, hope, and love. What a pleasure to have you in our class and to see you follow in the footsteps of Jesus; I can’t wait to see you grow in your final year at St Joseph’s Harmony.