Governor Awards

GOVERNORS' AWARDS OCTOBER 2021
  • Reception
    Although this little girl has only started school six weeks ago, she has developed a love for God Matters lessons, listening well and regularly joining in with class discussions. She is always respectful and enjoys Class Prayers, making the sign of the cross, and understands why we light the candle. This little girl recently wanted to “make the prayer table special” so tried really hard to write down some Key vocabulary, using her phonics knowledge and told Miss Berry and Mrs Hill that she had moved the crucifix to a different place on the prayer table to make room for her God Matter’s vocabulary. She is such a kind child and follows the footsteps of Jesus by always putting her friends and teachers before herself. We are so proud of you, well done Erin.

  • Year 1
    This award goes to a lovely polite young girl. She joins in with God Matters with many ideas and shows her love for her family and friends in many of her responses. She is very sensitive but is always concerned about her friends. She is very spiritual and engaged during our class prayers, this week while she was on zoom she continued to show respect and actually got out her rosary beads and helped lead the prayers. Thank you Julia for being a very special member of our school family.

  • Year 2
    This certificate is for a little girl who always has the biggest smile on her face. She always follows in Jesus’ footsteps by putting the needs of others before her own and will always offer help and support to her peers when they need it. She is incredibly thoughtful during God Matters sessions and always has some reflective to say. She prays beautifully throughout the school day and is respectful during collective worship. Well done to Hebe!

  • Year 3
    This young girl is a kind and considerate friend to all at St Joseph’s. She is a good role models to others on how to live life in the footsteps of Jesus. She is empathetic and thoughtful and always puts others before herself. She has shown outstanding contributions in God Matters lessons. She is curious and loves to ask questions and deepen her understanding of the Catholic faith. She has written some thought-provoking commentary in regards to symbolic artwork and shown a sound understanding of what we have studied this term in the Gospels. She is respectful during collective worship, class prayers and whole school masses. She inspires others to have the same passion, enthusiasm and love for God. Thank you Grace.

  • Year 4
    This young girl has an incredibly caring nature and a fantastic positive outlook on both her work and the wider school life. She is always thinking of others, calm when encountering a problem and is a true team player with everything we do. Her thoughtfulness in God Matters has led to interesting conversations within the class and indeed shows in her work. She is actively involved during masses, assemblies and celebrations and her enthusiasm for Catholic life at our school is infectious. Thank you Rosalie.

  • Year 5
    This truly remarkable young girl is empathetic, supportive and caring. Throughout the school day, this individual lives out her life in the footsteps of Jesus, ensuring others are happy and showing patience and support to all those around her. Absorbing and showing a real curiosity within our God Matter lessons, is where she comes alive and continues to impress with her level of questioning and her reflective responses. In turn, children around her are inspired, showing a real appreciation for her knowledge and support she offers. She continues to show high levels of respect and reflection throughout our masses, liturgies, class prayers, whilst sprinkling a blanket of calm in all areas of her school life.
    Thank you, Emily, for aspiring to live in God's image and likeness.

  • Year 6
    This person has been a superb Catholic role model this term as she always puts the needs of other's before herself; for example, she has demonstrated this as she helped a classmate who had a broken foot. She offers great ideas in our God Matters session and her work shows a true understanding of the topics that we have discussed. She has served twice this term in Mass at the church and has stepped in last minute with enthusiasm when children have been unable to fulfil the role. This Thursday she also read at Mass which she was unprepared for but did a great job with. She is part of the school's Chaplaincy team and attended a zoom meeting this week linked to the 'Eyes of the World' CAFOD movement. Overall, this person is just really living and breathing the values here at St Joseph's, and Mrs Knight is proud to have her as a member of my class. Well done Amelia!

GOVERNORS' AWARDS DECEMBER 2021
  • Reception
    This little boy makes an amazing contribution to our class during God matters lessons, class prayers and the Chaplaincy teams acts of kindness. He is a joy, he sets a standard of behaviour for others, he is always, kind, always considerate, well-mannered and patient. He models the Catholic ethos of our school to others all of the time. This term's award goes to Ruari.

  • Year 1
    This little girl is kind and polite. She always thinks of others in the class and shows care towards them. She joins in with God matters and has many thoughtful ideas to share. Thank you Amberlee for being a very special member of our school family.

  • Year 2
    I would like to give my Governor’s Award to a little boy who has made huge progress within God Matters this term. He has shown that he is able to reflect upon previous knowledge and use this to support him with new learning in Year 2. He thinks carefully about how he can link the teachings of Jesus to his own life and is beginning to recognise them in the lives of others. He prays beautifully and is respectful during collective worship. This little boy is incredibly well-mannered and is always so kind and caring to the other children in the class. I’m so proud of him. Well done to Edward!

  • Year 3
    This young girl is a kind-hearted and thoughtful friend to all at St Joseph’s. She is respectful to others and is always looking out for her peers. She applies herself to her learning in God Matters and demonstrates a mature understanding of the Catholic faith. Her curiosity allows her to explore new concepts and challenge herself to think outside the box. She has contributed to class prayers with some insightful and thought-provoking questions and answers. It is wonderful to see her leading the class in making the sign of the cross and saying the daily class prayers with joy and understanding of their significance. It has also been lovely to see her enjoying learning the Christmas carols and singing them with passion and enthusiasm on Tuesday night at our carol service. This young girl is a role model to others at St Joseph's, showing others what it means to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. I am really proud of her and delighted to have such a wonderful caring girl in St Patrick's class. Well done Olivia and thank you!

  • Year 4
    This person consistently contributes in God Matters. Their insightful comments and inquisitive mind benefit us all in our learning of our Catholic faith. They are able to recall previous lessons and always show respect and an in-depth understanding of what we are learning. They are also a kind and active member of the class – volunteering for roles and representing their year group within the school. Thank you Spencer.

  • Year 5
    Where to begin? Mother Teresa once said, “At Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart?” Without question, this inspirational young girl could not have a warmer heart; filled with love, kindness, patience, which she showers the people around her with daily. Walking in the footsteps of Jesus, this exceptional young girl continues to blow me away in every part of her school journey, showing an innate ability to put others before herself in everything she does in the humblest way; never seeking praise or reward. Our Christingles reminded us that God’s love brings light to dark places; undoubtedly, love and kindness radiates from this remarkable young lady, wherever she is, acting as the perfect role model and beacon of light. Thank you, Ava, for aspiring to live in God’s image and likeness.

  • Year 6
    This young lady is incredibly kind and lights up the room when she enters. She puts the needs of others before herself and can be frequently seen helping others across the school. She is always checking in with her friends as well as the adults in the room too (which is much appreciated). In our God Matters sessions, I have been blown away by her reflective and insightful comments showing excellent detail whilst explaining how she is trying to make sure that she is being the best she can be. She has an inquisitive nature and enjoys learning more about topics we cover in our God Matters session, often asking interesting and relevant questions, which in turn, inspires others. She is also a member of the Chaplaincy team and takes this role very seriously, but approaches it with fun and enthusiasm. It is a pleasure to have Inca in our class as she shines bright whilst following in the footsteps of Jesus.

GOVERNORS' AWARDS FEBRUARY 2022
  • Reception
    Reception’s Governor Award this term goes to a little girl who is always such a role model in our class and to her peers. She tries really hard to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, and takes pride in our Catholic school. This little girl is constantly respectful during prayers and worship sessions, always working hard to make God happy. She works incredibly hard in God Matters sessions and is a friend to all. She is a joy to have in the class, well done Winnie!

  • Year 1
    This little girl is a kind and caring girl. She joins in with God Matters lessons and shares many lovely ideas. She is always looking out for her peers. She supports the other children on her table in lessons and when she has finished her work is keen to go around and help others in the class to do the same. She is very thoughtful and always lets me know if her friends are hurt or upset about something. She is a joy to have in the class and a great friend to lots of children. Thank you Beatrix for being a special member of our school family and following in Jesus’ footsteps.

  • Year 2
    I would like to give my Governor’s Award to a little boy who is a shining example to the whole of Year 2. He prays beautifully and after listening to the teachings of Jesus, works hard to ensure that he is kind and loving to all around him. He is empathetic and thoughtful, always looking for opportunities to help others. He demonstrates excellent subject knowledge in God Matters and is able to make links in his learning. He works hard to deepen his knowledge and understanding, and has written some beautiful responses to the gospels this year. I’m so proud of him! Well done to Gilbert!

  • Year 3
    In year 3, this wonderful boy is a shining example to all. He is so self-assured and takes pride in how he presents himself and his work. He is a loving and caring friend to all at St Joseph's and models empathy to others. Conscientious by nature, this boy is reflective and considerate. He always contributes to discussions in class prayers and God Matters and works hard to express his opinion and make links in his written work. He is curious and loves to deepen his understanding of the Catholic faith. He is well mannered and expresses a mature and respectful attitude when attending Mass at church. It has been great to see his passion and enthusiasm grow over the last term. He really is REACHing for the stars and leading others to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. I am really proud of this young boy and delighted to teach him. Well done Arthur.

  • Year 4

    This young girl always has her hand up in class prayers to either volunteer or to provide her opinion. She is not only enthusiastic about contributing to our Catholic life in school, but her answers are well thought out and often very thought provoking. She cares very much for her peers and is always there if she spots a friend in need. She demonstrates curiosity in our God Matters lessons and is always engaged and bringing a fantastic energy to our discussions. Thank you, Amelia.

  • Year 5
    It is a pleasure to be able to present this term’s Governor’s award to a member of the class who always looks to show kindness, empathy and help in the most unassuming way. This young boy never fails to notice when help is needed, supporting his peers and adults in the humblest of ways. His kind and loving persona mirror’s a quote from which Mother Teresa said, “It’s not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.” He continues to show this trait not only in the way he leads his life but also in his phenomenal work ethic, pouring his heart and soul into his learning REACHing in all he does- to be the best that he can be. Anyone who knows this individual, knows that he is not the shadow that mimics you, but the one who casts all shadows away-meaning he brightens everyone’s day with his positive, thoughtful and undoubtedly kind actions, which leads others to aspire and achieve throughout their school day too. Thank you, Alfie L, for demonstrating the values that are reflected within God’s image and likeness.

  • Year 6
    I am always astounded by this young man’s commitment and grounding in the Catholic faith. God, our creator, has stored within our minds and personalities a great potential and ability and this boy demonstrates this by truly walking in the footsteps of Jesus. He considers how to be the best he can be at all times, setting high expectations for himself. He is one of my brilliant team of servers and can always be relied upon to step up to read with confidence as he knows much of the scripture being covered, and can read with empathy and meaning showing a deep understanding of what it means to him and how it impacts on him as a Catholic. He knows his true identity in Christ, and through our God Matters sessions and class prayers he has the confidence to share insightful and thought provoking ideas linked to his vast knowledge of the Catholic faith. We can all learn so much from Benedict, and I am thankful that he is a member of our Year 6 class.

GOVERNORS' AWARDS APRIL 2022
  • Reception

    This term’s Governor Award for Reception, goes to a little boy who is always a fantastic role model. He REACHES in all he does and is a friend to all. This little boy takes pride in our Catholic school. He is respectful when talking about God and when praying. He tries hard to follow Jesus’ example by always putting his friends and teachers before himself and enjoys attending church for Mass. This little boy is always keen to learn more during God Matters sessions, regularly asking questions to deepen his knowledge. Well done Blake, we are so proud of you!

  • Year 1
    This member of our class is a kind and caring girl. She joins in with God Matters lessons and shares many lovely ideas. She is always looking out for her peers. She is very thoughtful and cares for her friends if they are upset. She has a passion for caring for the environment and is a great asset to the eco council. She encourages everyone in the school to look after the environment that God created. This little girl is a joy to have in the class and a great friend to lots of children. Thank you Ginny for being a special member of our school family and following in Jesus’ footsteps.

  • Year 2
    This Governor’s Award goes to a little boy whose enthusiasm to learning in God Matters this year has been stunning. Since starting in Year 2 in September, this little boy has worked incredibly hard to familiarise himself with our faith, retaining new information throughout the year. He listens beautifully to the gospel and will happily contribute to collective worship and class prayers with his own ideas. He is able to make links between the teachings in the Gospel and his own experiences. He’s incredibly kind and thoughtful to his friends and is a pleasure to teach every single day. I’m so proud of him. A huge well done to Marmaduke.

  • Year 3
    Although this young man has only been part of the St Joseph's family since September, he feels like he has been part of the family for far longer. This caring and considerate boy is a friend to all at St Joseph’s. He sets high expectations of himself and role models how to be polite and respectful through his actions and his words. There is a never a day where this boy is not putting the needs of others first and being a supportive peer in and outside of the classroom. He demonstrates a sound understanding of the Catholic faith and truly understands the value and gold that can be found in uncovering who Jesus is and what we can learn from him today. He is keen to read the Bible in God Matters lessons and enjoys pulling meaning from the stories that Jesus told in the Gospels. He has written some thought-provoking commentaries in lessons and I am really proud of the way in which he displays his faith and is role modelling it to others. Well done and thank you Felix!

  • Year 4
    This young girl is a wonderful example of how we can contribute to our Catholic life at St Joseph's in so many ways as we try to live our lives in the footsteps of Jesus. She listens attentively in Gospel assemblies and often contributes with thoughtful and interesting ideas. She demonstrates curiosity in our God Matters lessons and is always actively involved and taking great care over her work. She is also respectful during our masses and class assemblies and inspires others with her enthusiasm for our faith. Thank you, Imogen.

  • Year 5
    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 boy, is determined to be the best he can be in all areas of his learning, furthermore it has been a pleasure to watch his character shine and his confidence build. In the Corinthians it says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud…it always perseveres”. Now this quiet, yet confident individual, perseveres in every area of his school day interacting will those around him whilst showing kindness and friendship. His humble character clearly reflects the open heart he has, which pours out throughout every day, as he aspires to live in God’s image and likeness. Thank you for being the wonderful individual you are and having a smile (and laugh) that can brighten anyone’s day.
    You deserve to be celebrated- William S.

  • Year 6
    Over the past four terms I have listened eagerly when this young man has provided his thoughts during our God Matters lessons. His work during these sessions is an absolute pleasure to read as he is insightful and always considers a variety of viewpoints. He frequently blows me away with how deep his understanding is in all aspects that we study and how he can put across his thoughts and opinions in an empathetic, clear and meaningful way while following in the footsteps of Jesus. He has served in the church this year as well as read during masses and he shows a deep respect and understanding of this role. As well as this, he is a member of the chaplaincy team and has really enjoyed taking part recording the retreats for the whole school. When we have created prayers in class his have demonstrated that he is in tune with his faith and they show how much he cares for the planet and equality, which links in with the themes explored in Pope Francis’s ‘Ten Green Commandments of the Laudato Si’. It is a pleasure to have such a well-rounded person in our class – well done Harvey.O.

GOVERNORS' AWARDS MAY 2022
  • Reception
    The Governor’s award in Reception this term goes to a little boy who, over the past year, has developed his interest in God Matters and faith, wanting to learn more about Church, prayer and the Bible. He is always respectful during prayer and worship time, and has enjoyed praying the Rosary this month with the rosary beads. This little boy listens attentively during God Matters sessions and class prayers and regularly asks questions to extend and deepen his knowledge. He is always thoughtful and kind to all and follows in Jesus’ footsteps on a daily basis. Keep it up Archie, Miss Berry and Mrs Hill are so proud of you!

  • Year 1
    This little boy is so kind and polite. He is thoughtful and looks out for his peers. He puts his arm around children who are sad or hurt and asks them if they are okay and brings them to me. He has also been caring towards a new child by voicing to me when they need help. He joins in with God matters lessons and has produced some great pieces of work. He recently wrote a fantastic piece of work on the Pentecost story independently. Well done Étienne you have been following in Jesus’ footsteps and are a joy to have in the class.

  • Year 2
    My Governor’s award goes to a little girl, who is incredibly kind, caring and considerate to all children in our Year 2 class. She always works hard to be the best she can be, every single day and I always feel so proud of her. During Class Prayers, she reflects and talks about how the teachings of Jesus impacts her own life. She is keen to discuss the meaning of scripture and can communicate her understanding well within God Matters sessions. I’ve been very impressed by the way she displays kindness to all and she is such a role model to not only Key Stage 1 but to the whole school. You are a very special person within our school family. Thank you Isabelle.

  • Year 3
    This inspirational young girl could not have a kinder heart; filled with love, empathy and patience, which she showers the people around her with daily. She is extremely respectful and understanding towards others. She demonstrates a mature understanding of the Catholic faith and her curiosity and desire to know more means she is constantly growing in her faith and building a wonderful relationship with God. She is devoted to the Chaplaincy team and over this term, we have seen her confidence grow as she has led our class in how to pray the Rosary. Her willingness and passion to teach others about God is remarkable and we are so proud of the way this young lady aspires to live in God's image and walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Thank you, Nia, what a role model you are!

  • Year 4
    In God Matters, we have been studying Colossians 3:12-17. The young man we have chosen for the Governor's award embodies the qualities of a Witness of Jesus in everything he does. Colossians says, "clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience". This young man is so kind and cares about other people so much, we have chosen him to guide a new member of our class next term. His patience with others has helped him become patient with himself, and his resilience to mistakes has improved tenfold. We are so proud of him, and so blessed to have Jacob in our class.

  • Year 5
    Don’t be fooled by the young ladies quiet demeanour. This stunningly, talented young person strives to be the best that she can be in every area of her life. This individual is beautiful and kind on the inside and out with her work reflecting her understanding of values and virtues we aspire to uphold in school. Through her faith, love and hope she demonstrates an open heart. To quote her, ‘We are welcomed into God’s Kingdom with a new open heart that is shared with old/new friends we meet on our journey. We are filled with God’s eternal love and kindness.” Her understanding of faith and the importance of love is weaved through everything she does. As a result, this remarkable child is a fabulous role model to her peers, where she is continuing to build in confidence as she leads liturgical prayer. Thank you for being a talented, aspirational young person who has the kindest of hearts. You deserve to be celebrated- Beatrice.

  • Year 6
    I continue to be impressed by this young man, as he is always eager and enthusiastic to deepen his understanding of the Catholic Faith. He has an extremely inquisitive and curious nature, which means that during our God Matters sessions and class prayers he always asks insightful and thought-provoking questions. He can also be relied upon to answer questions during gospel assemblies showing the whole school his faith and understanding. He is often following in the footsteps of Jesus, as he is a kind and caring member of our class who thinks of others and always tries to include everyone; he has shown this through his house captain role too. He is passionate about climate change and nature, which links in with Pope Francis’s statement that, ‘Everything is connected, and as a family of nations we must have a common concern: to see that the environment is cleaner, purer and preserved. And take care of nature, so that it takes care of us’. Jack you truly believe this and it is an absolute pleasure to have such an engaged, thoughtful and passionate person in our class.

GOVERNORS' AWARDS JULY 2022
  • Reception
    Reception’s Governor Award this term goes to a little girl who is incredibly caring and loving to everyone around her. She is kind, gentle, and respectful, particularly during Mass and God Matters sessions. Her confidence has grown throughout the year and she now feels able to contribute to God Matters lessons and Class prayers. She particularly enjoys talking about, and recalling some of Jesus’ miracles, demonstrating her deepening RE subject knowledge. This little girl has such a wonderful smile and is a joy to have in class, always brightening up her friend’s days when they are feeling sad. She is a fantastic role model to her peers as she tries hard to follow in Jesus’ footsteps. Miss Berry and Mrs Hill are so proud of you Poppy P, well done!

  • Year 1
    This girl is a kind and caring girl. She puts a smile on my face everyday. She joins in with God Matters lessons and shares many lovely ideas. She works hard and produces great pieces of work. Lucy is always looking out for her peers. She is very thoughtful and cares for her friends if they are upset and comes and gets me. Lucy also looks out for me and comes and checks on me throughout the day to see if I am okay and give me a hug. Lucy is a joy to have in the class. Thank you Lucy for being a special member of our school family and following in Jesus’ footsteps.

  • Year 2
    My final Governor’s Award this year goes to a little girl who could not be more kind and caring towards those around her. She shows great empathy to all, consistently encouraging others to be the best they can be. She is respectful towards adults and has worked incredibly hard in God Matters this year. She reflects carefully upon the teachings of Jesus and considers how she can use these in her everyday life. She is a role model to others and always aspires to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. She listens beautifully during Collective Worship and is able to make links between these teachings and class prayers on a Thursday. Always shine brightly and continue to be the kind, caring and loving little girl that you are. I’m so proud of you, well done Olive.

  • Year 3
    This little boy is the perfect role model to all. He greets everyone with a smile. He listens carefully during God Matters lessons and his contributions are always well thought through. His kindness is shared with all around him. He is a good friend to all as he endeavours to follow in the footsteps of Jesus in his daily life. He can always be spotted striving to be the best that he can be. Thank you Bertie for being such a highly valued member of the class.

  • Year 4
    This individual demonstrates the Catholic ethos every single day, showing her natural disposition to share the Fruits of the Holy Spirit with everyone.
    One of her main gifts is the joy she brings to other people’s lives. Whether this is a cheerful “good morning”; or her natural flair and excitement in sharing stories from her weekend- her joy lights our classroom. This individual’s joy for a challenge, joy for celebrating all successes (not just her own) and joy with serving others in our school community through acts of kindness, helpfulness and Chaplaincy is something we can all be inspired by.
    This individual shows unending compassion to everyone she meets. She is in-tune with other people’s feelings and is sensitive to their needs at their current time. She is dedicated to creating a harmonious and happy environment around her- another way she inspires us all. I know that if this individual came across someone in need, like in the story of the Good Samaritan, she would stop and help them too.
    All of this demonstrates her faithfulness to God and dedication to following in Jesus’s footsteps. This individual is a real example of Matthew 5:16 “just let your light shine before all…in order that they may see your holy lives and may give glory to your Father who is in Heaven”.
    Thank you for being such a joyful member of our class Pippa!

  • Year 5
    This individual is unrecognisable from the start of the year. They have REACHed throughout Year 5 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 young boy, as he demonstrates love and empathy effortlessly on a daily basis. I have watched throughout this year the kindness and love he extends towards his friends and how he applies this to his work. It is clear in RSHE and God Matters that he is in tune with the emotions linked with the learning that is taking place, but also how he can reflect on the love and empathy he feels for certain situations. Thank you for being the amazing, thoughtful young boy you are- Harvey.

  • Year 6
    Throughout the year I have watched this young lady aspire to be the best she can be in all areas; she is truly following in the footsteps of Jesus. Her perseverance and determination to succeed is inspirational to others and has meant that she has had an excellent final year at St Joseph’s. When we have written prayers during various activities, hers are full of compassion and understanding showing a true empathy for her family, friends and the wider world; I often save her work until last as it’s thought provoking and simply makes me smile! ‘A REACH role model’ is one phrase that springs to mind when I think of her. Let me explain why… she tackles all challenges with resilience; she displays empathy to others through her house captain, chaplaincy and buddy roles; she is aspirational in her faith sharing insightful and moving ideas; she exudes a quiet confidence that shines through and her expectations of herself are always high whether it is standing up in Clifton Cathedral to present our offertory, reading in mass without any practise or through stepping up to help the chaplaincy team throughout the years. In the words of St Catherine of Siena,“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!” – I 100% believe this Francesca and thank you for being a part of St David’s Class.