Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,

As part of the enriched curriculum, children in the Lilac classes this week attended the Royal Opera House to see a performance of The Magic Flute.  The sets, costumes, orchestra and singing were truly magnificent and we are very grateful that the children experienced such a wonderful event.  

Thank you to all the parents who attended the International Evening on Friday - it was really good to see old and new faces and the community enjoying time together.

I have been lucky enough this week to see some St Joseph’s alumni who are all doing exceptionally well.  Some of our old students recently achieved a full set of A*.  It is always good to hear from past pupils and find out what they are doing.  Last year’s year 6 went on to a number of different schools, 17 in total and we wish them the best of luck for the future.

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Thank you to all the parents who joined us for mass today we are very privileged to be able to celebrate together as a school community in our school hall.


Please remember that Tuesday 26th September is the School Association AGM, starting at 6pm in the school hall.  All parents are members of the School Association and this meeting is the perfect opportunity to meet people and get involved.  All are very welcome.

On Friday 29th September will be holding our Macmillan coffee morning, in the hall at 8:00. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help so far.  Please bake a cake, bring a croissant and come and join us for a cup of coffee and a bite to eat and raise some money for this very good cause.  

Parent workshop by the school’s Educational Psychologist, Alexander Haswell:
The Importance of Play and Sleep in Child Development
 
In this one hour workshop we will discuss the importance of play and sleep in child development. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination and is essential to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them. We will also look at the importance of sleep, as evidence shows that night time sleep is just as important as healthy eating and exercise for children to develop.
 
This will be a practical workshop, offering all parents who attend meaningful strategies and ideas to support their children around these crucial areas. There will be lots of room for questions during the workshop and parents will be invited back later in the academic year to meet again with the educational psychologist, to discuss progress and ask questions / share observations and ideas.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs K Husain
Head teacher


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
 

SEPTEMBER

Monday 25th
Poetry Week begins

Tuesday 26th
SJSA AGM 6pm – school hall

Wednesday 27th
Nursery Curriculum meeting @ 9am (Nursery class)
Horse riding commences Y4
Year 5/6 (Violet 1 &2) Tag Rugby, Regent’s Park10-2pm

Thursday 28th
Young Shakespeare Company (Macbeth) Y5 & Y6(Violet 1 & 2)

Friday 29th
Macmillan Coffee Morning opens 8am – school hall

OCTOBER

Monday 2nd
Spirituality Day
Bikeability in all week

Monday 9th
Year 4 teaching mass

Friday 13th
Nursery Harvest Supper

Monday 16th
Read-a-thon begins

Wednesday 18th
Parent teacher consultations 2:30pm – 6:00pm

Thursday 19th
Parent teacher consultations 2:30pm – 6:00pm

Friday 20th
End of term – school ends 3:30pm


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