Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,

Wow! What a week it has been.  The children and staff have been extremely busy and active visiting Kew Gardens, London Zoo and Paddington Rec.  We also had workshops with owls, falcons and even a kookaburra.  The children have certainly learnt a lot about living things and the natural world and have been inspired with the beauty of science.  Thank you to all of the many parents who accompanied the classes on their various trips.

I would like to congratulate Miss Ward who works in the Pink classes for gaining 7 firsts during her first year at university.  Miss Ward in currently completing her Foundation degree in Learning and Teaching and I know that she will one day be a truly outstanding teacher.  Mrs Robinson has also been awarded a distinction in her Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies qualification which is a great achievement. St Joseph’s is a true learning community!

As you will be aware, GDPR comes into effect today.  We will be having a parent partnership meeting next term to discuss any implications that this new legislation holds for parents.

When booking holidays, could parents please remember that they cannot take their children out of school during term time.  This includes taking out children early on the last day or returning late on the first day back.  Thank you for your co-operation.

Vashti Hardy, author of Brightstorm, will be visiting Y5 and Y6 on Friday 8th June.
There will not only be the opportunity for students to meet and ask the author questions but to purchase signed copies of her book. Please use the order form (parent-mailed and in children's bags) to pre-order Brightstorm, a Sky-Ship adventure story focusing on the courageous explorations of Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm. It is because of your continued support that we, as a school, are able to work alongside Tales on Moon Lane - a prestigious children's book-shop - and authors of such calibre and interest.

Please remember that the children come back to school on Tuesday 5th June.  Monday is an Inset day for staff training.

May God bless you and keep you and your family safe.


Mrs K Husain
Head teacher


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 25th
Half term begins 3:30pm


June

Monday 4th
INSET DAY (no children to attend)

Tuesday 5th
Start of term (children return)
SJSA meeting 3pm (please note change in time)

Thursday 7th
Y3 Communion Mass @9:30 (school hall)

Friday 8th
Vashti Hardy visiting author (workshop Y5 & Y6)
Y4 Auction sleepover

Tuesday 12th
Class end of year photograph
Y5 (group) Maths challenge – St Christina’s school

Wednesday 13th
Nursery Auction promise (6 children – Arty club)

Thursday 14th
Y1 Auction promise (6 children Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre & picnic)

Friday 15th
Y6 visiting Tower of London Music Festival

Tuesday 19th
Y6 (group) Maths challenge – St Christina’s school

Wednesday 20th
Y6 Auction promise (6 children)

Monday 25th
Meeting for parents of children starting Nursery in Sept 2018 9:30 in hall

Tuesday 26th
Meeting for parents of children starting Reception in Sept 2018 9:30 in hall

Wednesday 27th
Reception Auction promise (8 children)

Thursday 28th
Sports Day

Friday 29th
Nursery Teddy Bear picnic – Paddington Rec