Here at St Saint Joseph's, our children's views and ideas are very important to the direction of the school. Every child from Primary 1 - Primary 7 is part of a Pupil Committee which leads an aspect of school life. Our Committees provide great opportunities for pupils to develop a range of life skills and to grow as responsible citizens within their school, local and global communities.Children should not be separated from their parents unless they are not being properly looked after - for example, if a parent hurts or does not take care of a child. Children whose parents don't live together should stay in contact with both parents unless this might harm the child.

 

Children's Rights: We are a 'Rights Respecting School'

 

RIGHT OF THE WEEK 

This week we're looking at three articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which are related to families and who cares for and protects children on a day-to-day basis.

Article 9 - Keeping families together -

Children should not be separated from their parents unless they are not being properly looked after - for example, if a parent hurts or does not take care of a child. Children whose parents don't live together should stay in contact with both parents unless this might harm the child.

Article 20 - Children without families  

Every child who cannot be looked after by their own family has the right to be looked after properly by people who respect the child's religion, culture, language and other aspects of their life.

Article 25 - Review of a child's placement  

Every child who has been placed somewhere away from home - for their care, protection or health - should have their situation checked regularly to see if everything is going well and if this is still the best place for the child to be.

Our Committees

  • Right Ambassadors and Global Citizens with Mrs McLean
  • Mini Vinnies with  Mrs Smith
  • Reader Leaders with Mrs Grant
  • Digi-Leaders with Miss Skippins and Mrs Telfer
  • Book Bugs with Mrs Taylor
  • Games Leades with Mrs Cameron

 

Our Masterclasses go Digital!

  • Sphero with Mrs Grant 
  • Scratch Coders with Mrs McLean
  • Sway with Mrs McGuigan
  • Seesaw with Mrs Telfer and Mrs Taylor