St Joseph’s will once again provide a Holiday Activities & Food (HAF) programme over the Summer 2023 school holidays.
We are continuing our collaboration with our Breakfast and After School Club, led by Mrs Odewale, to bring an exciting and fun-filled programme during our Easter break. Mrs Odewale has assembled a lovely team of St Joseph’s staff, volunteer sports coaches and teachers from surrounding schools.
The programme will be held on our extensive grounds, with our field and forest schools.
For FSM-eligible children, our programme is FREE and will run from between 09:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Mondays to Thursday. You will have received a voucher from your school via email ([email protected]) or by text. Once you have this please click on the link to login and follow the steps.
For fee-paying children, the days are the same, from 09:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for £27 per day (extended day £30).
All children will be provided a healthy and nutritious hot lunch.
Our offering covers three key areas below, aimed specifically at making festive fun!
Education / enrichment
We provide the following educational and enrichment activities. Children have access to our library and adjoining outdoor reading areas.
- Music and Dance
- Outdoor / Trips to local parks
- Reading for pleasure
P.E. / sport
We offer the following P.E. / sports activities. We have won the School Games Platinum Mark Award for three years running and we continue to invest in new equipment across the school for the children’s use.
- Irish Whip
- Tag rugby
We also offer dance and the children learned songs for a performance in the final week.
Food/nutrition & healthy eating
As part of the programme, we provide a hot lunch meal each day which complied with School Food Standards.
In addition, children are provided snacks during break times as well as the opportunity to make their own food – we have had great success in the past with children making their own smoothies based on fresh fruit for example.
Finally, the children are given the opportunity to engage in gardening including planting and growing plants for their own use during the programme. We have both vegetable and fruit (orchard) gardens at the school as well as several areas where we are establishing wild-flower / wild meadows, so there is plenty for them to do during the holiday.
How to register
Please download, complete and email the application form that applies to you, to Mrs Odewale