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Port Talbot to Peru- Why should we get fitter? Why should we raise money for our linked mission in Peru?


How can we be the hands and feet of Jesus?

How can we be Compassionate and Loving?

Curious and active?

Saint Joseph’s Sponsored Strava challenge

We as a school and parish community are aiming to raise money for the plight of Bishop Giovanni. Our Missio group have decided that we are going to do our best to walk or run as many miles in May as possible! Our astronomical end goal is 5929 miles! The distance between Port Talbot and Peru.

This challenge is all about exercising with family whilst raising money for such an important cause. Your whole family can take part and help you to reach your sponsorship goals.

Be an Action Researcher to find out what our money will go towards?

What differences will it make to the people of Prelatura Santiago Apostol de Huancane?


Please follow the instructions below to take part.


  1. Sign up to Strava app.
  2. Use ‘explore’ and search for ‘Saint Joseph’s Infants’ in ‘Clubs’. Request to join!
  3. Once you have joined our club, every walk or run will be added to our mileage and our leader board. We will be tallying up the miles at the end of each week.
  4. *Important* every time you Record a walk or run and ‘choose a sport’, please choose ‘Run’ EVEN if you are walking. This will allow your activity to be added to our mileage leader board.
  5. Please involve your whole family! Brothers, Sisters, Aunt’s, Uncle’s, Grandparents! The more family members involved, the better.


Getting Ready for Learning- School Council- Creative and Enterprising

Meet our new School Council


School Council Meeting Minutes

Date: 25.03.2021

 School Council would like your ideas.

Our School Council met with Ms Beaumont for a walk around our school grounds. We decided that we need your help. We need to do this together. We need you to be creative and enterprising.


Please think creatively to solve our ‘problem’…

How can we make our school grounds more colourful, more exciting, more fun? How can we develop them to help us to be more active?

Easter Holiday Competition- A special prize per class

Easter challenge: Please work with your family to create a drawing or photo collage. Be an Action researcher. Maybe think about one of:

1. The side yard/ Nursery yard

2.The prayer garden

3.The Willow walk

4.The Circle Time area

Thanks for your ideas!!!from The School Council x


Next step:

School Council will meet week beginning 12th April to review your ideas.

Get your thinking hats on!!!
















Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Meithrin- Nursery

Happy Saint David’s Day!

As a Siater School we celebrate our Welshness daily, during this last week we have sprinkled a little bit of Welsh magic into almost everything!

It was uplifting to see our children dressed in Welsh national costumes on March 1st. Please take a look at our learning and celebrations.

Meet our Nursery children


The Childcare Offer for Wales

The Childcare Offer Neath Port Talbot


Do you work 16 hours or more a week?

Is your child 3 or 4 years old?

If so, you may be eligible for up to 17.5 hours
of childcare funding per week.
For more information about the Childcare Offer and how to apply,
contact Neath Port Talbot Council’s Childcare Offer Team on:
01639 873018


Please clink on link below for more information:

CCO Flyer

Food Bank and Harvest Celebrations

How can we be like Ajay and develop the good habit of taking care of ourselves and others?

Curious and Active- Catholic Pupil Profile

Children have been invited  to dress in harvest colours or their favourite dressing up costume to celebrate Harvest. Please support our local community of Port Talbot. Tomorrow  we will collect for the Port Talbot Food Bank, we will be walking in Jesus’ footsteps, and living out his message. Help us to role model how we can give back something to those in need and like Pope Francis suggests develop the habit of taking care of ourselves and others. Send in your FOOD BANK DONATIONS tomorrow Friday 23rd October. We will of course leave the items 72 hours during half term before we handle them.

In school we have been helping our children to be curious about everything: active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.

This advice comes from the Trussell Trust

What’s in a food parcel?


Food banks provide a minimum of three-days’ nutritionally balanced, non-perishable tinned and dried foods that have been donated people in the local community

Lady volunteer packs a food parcel

We’ve worked with nutritionists to develop a food parcel that contains sufficient nutrition for adults and children, for at least three days of healthy, balanced meals for individuals and families.

A typical food parcel includes:

  • Cereal
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce
  • Lentils, beans and pulses
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tea/coffee
  • Tinned fruit
  • Biscuits
  • UHT milk
  • Fruit juice

Many food banks also provide essential non-food items such as toiletries and hygiene products.

If you’re organising a collection for your local food bank, please check with them first to see which items they are currently in need of.

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Infant School October the month of the Rosary

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are getting there! Children are flourishing and finding a new pattern to school life. Great news in that half term holiday will be for ONE week only!

Thanks for working with us

Rosary Challenge: This half term holiday please teach your child the Hail Mary. Take a look at the Rosary page on our website.

MAKE: A prayer paper chain of people you would like to pray for. Remember to pray for PEACE and an end to COVID. Post your chains on SEE Saw for your classmates to see.

Challenges Ahead

Our main aim is to keep children safe whilst educating them spiritually, academically and particularly this term we will be supporting children’s wellbeing. Thanks for working with us on so many levels. Staggered start and finish is working effectively

Beakfast Club: We are taking a cautious approach to the reintroduction of Breakfast Club and to using the school Dining hall for lunchtime. No Breakfast Club will run yet. This will allow children to remain in Class bubbles. We will closely monitor developments.

 COVID-19 Prevention: Should your child become unwell and have any one of the COVID-19 symptoms:

  1. High temperature
  2. New, persistent cough
  3. Loss of taste and/or smell

They should NOT attend school. They should remain at home and self-isolate and arrange a COVID-19 test.

Half Term Reading Challenge!

Please pick up a book and read daily with your child. It is not surprising children have forgotten phonics and blends. Please work daily on reading with and reading to your Child.

Let’s Get Active! Mrs O’Leary & Mrs B

Can you Walk / ride a kilometre a day?

If you are already at a kilometre try pushing for 2km? Share your photos on See Saw

Positive Covid Test result for child


Please put URGENT as the first word,

‘Please contact me’ in the text should your child have a positive test

Protect Trace and Track:

It is vitally important that should you or any of your household test positive to COVID-19 that you inform school as a matter of urgency.


Designed to Smile


Toothbrushing at home

This year, because of COVID-19, we will not be running the Design to Smile scheme in school. Here is some really useful guidance for you to follow with your child.

Fluoride toothpaste helps to keep teeth strong. Children can use a fluoride-containing (1000- 1450ppm F) toothpaste.

Brush your child’s teeth twice a day, especially last thing at night before bed.

For children under 3 years, use only a smear of toothpaste.

For children over 3 years, use a pea-sized amount.

Don’t let them rinse afterwards, just get your child to spit out the toothpaste. SPIT DON’T RINSE is the most effective way to use fluoride toothpaste. This is a good message for adults too!

But, don’t let your child eat toothpaste.

Children under 8 years need help with brushing.

Remember to take your child’s brush and paste with you when you visit family and friends and when you go on holiday.

Even if your child joins in a nursery/school toothbrushing programme, it is still important that they also brush their teeth at home twice a day.

What can I do if my child won’t allow me to brush their teeth?