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Month: December 2021

Missio – Highly Commended!

The quality of entries was so high Missio decided that 4 additional prizes should be awarded.


Reception Runners up; Molly, Eva Lily, Francesca and Rhiannon





Congratulations Runners Up in Reception Tear 1- Mrs James’ Class

Ophelia, Carter, Elle, Mya Rose




Congratulations Year 1 and Year 2 Runners Up Mrs Turner’s Class

Violet, Tadhg, Tristan, Michael




Congratulations Year 2 Runners Up Mrs Owen’s Class

Brynley, Layla, Arlen, Mia



Care for our common home – Nadolig Llawen Merry Christmas


Pope Francis-Care for our common home: Help save our environment this Christmas


Missio St Joseph’s have been thinking about caring for creation, which is as old as Genesis, as clear as the Sermon on the Mount.

Climate change is the greatest threat to life our Earth has ever seen. We have cut down the earth’s natural forests.

We have decided to be more eco- friendly this year by sending just one Christmas wish to friends and staff in school.

Please fill in the Star above with your Christmas prayer and messages, cut out, and return to School, with a donation. Missio St Joseph’s will display the in the Hall.

Many thanks,

Missio Saint Joseph’s: Edie, Ava May, Alicia, Jude, Mia, Emilia and Ava





Language and Play


Ho, Ho, Ho, Santa was very very pleased to see his ‘Little Helpers’ at the Language and Play.

Developing Language through play and rhyme.

Lots of fun in our Language and Play sessions!

Everyone enjoying the ‘tap, tap box’

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year – see you all at the language and Play Session next year! 



Missio Groups are now up and running in Year 2.  Most pupils have chosen to be part of 4 groups:


St Joseph’s

Missio Prayer Partners Missio Prayer


Missio World
Our local community, St Joseph’s and Our Lady of Margam & Briton Ferry Setting up and helping to lead prayer partnerships Leading and helping to collective worship in school Working with the wider world

Missio World Update: Our charities for this term are Sheler Cymru and Food Bank Port Talbot. Missio members chose potential charities and all classes voted.  Missio St Joseph’s met with Mike Newell to share their imaginative ideas for a new prayer area in the school grounds. They will be organising an art competition open to all in the new year. Watch this space. Missio Prayer Leaders have shared a prayer inspired by Pope Francis


Advent is here!

Dear Parents/Carers,

As we move into the season of Advent, we remember the four candles on the Advent wreath. Please take a moment to talk about the first candle, the first Sunday of Advent when we focus on Hope. This seems very fitting in these challenging times. Mark’s Gospel reminds us, ‘Be on your guard, stay awake, because you never know when the time will come.’

As a whole school community we have revisited our school values. We want our children to be loving and to love God and the wider world.

The Birth of Jesus Please help your child make links in their learning and become faith filled. How? Take some time to read the nativity story with your child. Start with Mary’s good news and read the journey and the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Find time to pray.  For traditional prayers, focus on one prayer at a time. Start with the sign of the cross, then the Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory Be. Prayers from the heart. At bedtime and first thing in the morning try to find some space to talk to Jesus with your child. In Advent, maybe think about a prayer of thanks, of love, of joy of peace.