Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,

Today marks the end of Read a Thon. Thank you for all your support and contributions. When all of the sponsor money comes in, we will of course let you know the final figures and what we intend to do with the money.

The children behaved impeccably on Thursday when we joined the parish of our Lady’s for All Saints Day mass. Many thanks to Fr Jeff for leading this special celebration.

Congratulations to our Netball team who braved the rain on Thursday to win their group round. They will be playing in the finals next week where we are hoping for a win.

Three children in Blue 2 had a lovely surprise this week when they received a letter from the Duchess of Cambridge. Alice, Romina and Zac made a wooden badge for Prince Lois whilst they were visiting forest schools. The next day, when the Duchess arrived at Paddington Rec, she was presented with the badge. The letter that the children received thanked them for their thoughtfulness and kindness.

Thank you to those parents who attended the meeting regarding school finances on Tuesday. We are very fortunate at St Joseph’s that our parental body is so generous both in terms of finances and time commitment. Please also have a look at this letter which has details of how you set up a monthly donation. Thank you in advance for your ongoing support and generosity.

Now that the nights are drawing in and it is getting remarkably colder, we are collecting unwanted winter coats for homeless people. If you have any coats at home that you no longer need, please bring them into school and place them in the box in the entrance area outside the main office.

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

Mrs K Husain
Head teacher

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Dates for Your Diary


Monday 5th
Pink 1 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec

Tuesday 6th
Author Amy Wilson visiting Y3-Y

Wednesday 7th
Open Morning 9:30am – school hall, for parents principally applying to Reception Sept 2019
Class open afternoon (for parents of current students only Nurs – Y6) from 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Thursday 8th
Pink 2 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec
Class open afternoon (for parents of current students only Nurs – Y6) from 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Friday 9th
Learning celebration 9am (all welcome)
10:45am Remembrance assembly (Y6 parents only)
Violet 2 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec
Violet 1 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec

Monday 12th
Y6 Library visit

Thursday 15th
Pink 3 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec
Flu vaccination programme (Years Rec – Y5)

Friday 16th
Blue 1 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec

Wednesday 21st
Year 6 visiting Winston Churchill War Rooms
Secondary transfer meeting for Y5 parents @ 3:45pm in Violet 1 class

Saturday 24th
Winter Gala

Monday 26th
Blue 2 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec

Thursday 29th
Blue 2 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec


Monday 3rd
History week begins
Advent mass in school

Tuesday 4th
Freshwater Theatre Group workshop Pink classes

Wednesday 5th
Freshwater Theatre Group presenting to Year 5
Year 6 attending Carol Service @ Westminster Cathedral

Thursday 6th
KS1 Advent service in school 9am
Freshwater Theatre Group workshop Year 6 class

Friday 7th
Freshwater Theatre Group workshop Blue classes
Violet 1 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec
Violet 2 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec

Monday 10th
Violet3 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec

Wednesday 12th
KS1 Nativity play @ 2:15pm

Friday 14th
Jack & the Beanstalk panto EYFS – KS1

Tuesday 18th
KS2 Christmas Carol Concert (church of Our Lady) @ 2pm

Wednesday 19th
EYFS Christmas performance @ 9:30am (school hall)
School Christmas lunch (available to those on packed lunch – if booked)

Friday 21st
End of term (school finishes 1:30pm)


Rec B1 - Natalia
Rec B2 - Aoife
Pink 1 - Maelys
Pink 2 - Yannick
Pink 3 - Pato
Blue 1 - Sofia
Blue 2 - Alice
Blue 3 - Roman
Violet 1 - Antonio
Violet 2 - Amelia
Violet 3 - Cormac


Writer of the Week

Rec B1 - Alexandre
Rec B2 - Stanley
Pink 1 - Theodora
Pink 2 - George
Pink 3 - Suri
Blue 1 - Kina
Blue 2 - Grace
Blue 3 - Vivian
Violet 1 - Michael
Violet 2 - Ines
Violet 3 - Cicely