Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,

I was delighted to receive a letter from Rt. Hon Nick Gibb MP, the Minister of State for School Standards this week. He was writing to congratulate St Joseph’s on our marvellous phonics results.  In the letter he told us that St Joseph’s is in the top 3% of all primary schools in the country for standards in phonics.  The letter went on to say:

‘Your success in teaching phonics means your pupils are developing a firm foundation in reading, from which they can become increasingly fluent and develop a lifelong love of reading.’  Well done us!

Preparations are under way for the Winter Gala which will take place on 25th November this year.  Please join us for this fantastic event – this year the theme is a ‘Royal Christmas’ and there will be food, drink and entertainments.   Tickets can be purchased on line or at the school gates each morning.

On Friday 8th December we will be holding our first ever Christmas Bazaar. Crafts, homemade food and gifts, wreaths and unique luxury gifts will be on sale, all made by local crafts people. .  Please come and support in the school hall between 3-7pm. If you are interested in having a table please send an email to tessagorman1@gmail.com

Parents are reminded that they are not allowed to stop on the zig zag lines outside of school at pick up or drop off. Please call in at the office to collect a pass that allows you to park on a single yellow line.  Parking on the zig zag lines is a hazard and is dangerous.

As you know we are joining with Chesterton’s to provide coats for people in London who may not have a warm winter coat.  If you have any old coats that are still in good condition, you can bring them to school, where we will have a collection point.  

May God bless you and family and keep you safe.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs K Husain
Head teacher



Tuesday 21st
Road safety team working with Y6

Wednesday 22nd
St John’s Hospice talking to Y5 & Y6
Class showcase

Friday 24th
Royal Dress up Day

Saturday 25th
Winter Gala  

Thursday 30th
Members of Y6 carol singing at Clifton Nurseries 6pm (singing starts 6:30pm)


Tuesday 5th
KS2 Mass @ Our Lady’s 10am (Advent begins)       

Thursday 7th
KS1 Advent Service 9am school hall           

Tuesday 12th
KS2 Christmas Carol Service @ Our Lady’s church 2pm

Wednesday 13th
EYFS Christmas production 9:30 school hall
KS1 (pink) Christmas production 2:30pm school hall

Thursday 14th
School Christmas Dinner (packed lunch welcome to purchase meal)
KS1 (pink) Christmas production 6pm school hall

Tuesday 19th
Term ends 1:30pm


Rec B1 - Alessandra
Rec B2 - Hector
Pink 1 - Alexander
Pink 2 - Emilio
Pink 3 - Romina
Blue 1 - Oscar
Blue 2 - Geraud
Blue 3 - Amelia
Violet 1 - Harry
Violet 2 - Carl


Writer of the Week

Rec B1 - Lowry
Rec B2 - Matilde
Pink 1 - Felicitas
Pink 2 - Anna
Pink 3 - Eva
Blue 1 - Aidan
Blue 2 - Matteo
Blue 3 - Amalia
Violet 1 - Noelle
Violet 2 - Julius