Head's Newsletter

Dear children, parents, staff and governors,

At Monday morning’s Gospel Assembly, Father Jeff explained, to the children, the importance of saying the Rosary during the month of October.  As you know, the school always holds a Rosary prayer group – The Rosary Guild – each week of October.  This year it will be on a Wednesday at lunchtime.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn about the different Mysteries of the Rosary.  Please encourage your children to bring in their rosary beads and join in.  Father Jeff also asked the children to pray the Rosary at home with their families, throughout October, as this is a very powerful way of praying for peace in our world.

Well done to all the children and parentswho have taken part in the Read-A-Thon and raised over £12,000.  This money will be used directly to update the computing equipment for the nursery and reception classes as well as to buy I-Pads or Kindles to support learning across the school.  As the money was raised through a reading event I think it is only appropriate that we use it to enhance the children’s enjoyment of reading across the keystages.

Our Harvest Festival gave us a wonderful opportunity to thank God for his wonderful bounty. Again, I thank you all for being so generous with your gifts of food which will be delivered to The Passage, a charity for the homeless, in Westminster.  The Passage, was started by Cardinal Hume in the 1980’s and has been supporting the homeless of London ever since.  St. Joseph’s school has a long tradition of supporting this charity and I know that our Harvest food will be greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs. Richardson

Dates for Your Diary

Monday 10th
Bikeability Week (Y5)
Hockey Festival (10 children) year group tbc. Paddington Rec, 10 - 2pm

Wednesday 12th
Poet Idol Assembly
Lunctime Rosary prayer group

Cross Country Competition

Wow! Wee! St Joseph’s were incredible at the Cross Country Competition. It was an exciting morning involving lots of cheering and supporting each other. Overall, we came first which is a brilliant achievement.  Well done to all of those who took part and a big thank you to Coach Grant for motivating the team, running next to us and cheering us on in every race. Most importantly, the St Joseph’s children taking part showed great sportsmanship towards the other schools and children taking part.