Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,
The school was transformed on Friday evening into a winter wonderland that was truly spectacular. The Winter Gala was a huge success and as well as having lots of fun, we managed to raise a very impressive £6800.00 This is not the final figure, I will update you as soon as we have it. With the money raised from the Winter Gale and the Read a Thon, we are buying new maths text books for lower key stage 2, 2 new interactive whiteboards for the classrooms, new laptops and a new sound system for the hall. Thank you to all of you who contributed through preparing the school, bring food, helping on the night and cleaning up. I would especially like to thank the brilliant DJ Mr Arash Namini and Kim Kirchner and Meron Abraham who coordinated the event.
In the run up to Christmas the children are taking part in a number of local community events. The year 3 classes are visiting our neighbours in Leonora House to sing carols and share some Christmas cheer. Thank you to Mrs Cassanova for organising this. The children in year 6, as well as joining Westminster Catholic schools for the carol service in Westminster Cathedral, will be joining other local schools at St Saviour’s Church for an afternoon of ‘Shared Voices’. I think it is really important for the children to engage in the community that they live in and think about others over the Christmas period.
Thank you to everybody who supported our poppy appeal. We raised £189.43 which all goes to helping and supporting veterans.
All are welcome at the Christmas Festival at Our Lady’s Church this Saturday!
Saturday 1st December 2018
2pm - 5 pm
There will be:
Adopt a teddy
This week Jarvis is going home with James in Pink 2as they are always very kind and considerate to everyone in school.
You may remember that at the parent teacher consultations you were asked to complete a survey. We have compiled the results and are very happy with the responses that you gave.
112 parents completed the survey and of those:
98% agree that their child is happy at St. Joseph’s;
100% believe that their child feels safe;
96% agree that their child is well looked after;
97% believe that the school ensure their child is well behaved;
91% agree that the school is well led and well managed.
May God bless you and keep you and your family safe.
Mrs K Husain
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
History week begins
Advent mass at church of Our Lady
Freshwater Theatre Group workshop Pink classes
Freshwater Theatre Group presenting to Year 5
Year 6 attending Carol Service @ Westminster Cathedral
KS1 Advent service in school 9am
Freshwater Theatre Group workshop Year 6 class
Freshwater Theatre Group workshop Blue classes
Violet 1 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec
Violet 2 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec
Violet3 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec
KS1 Nativity play @ 2:15pm
KS1 Nativity play @ 6pm
Jack & the Beanstalk panto EYFS – KS1
KS2 Christmas Carol Concert at 2pm and 6pm in church
EYFS Christmas performance @ 9:30am (school hall)
School Christmas lunch (available to those on packed lunch – if booked)
End of term (school finishes 1:30pm)
Rec B1 - Bruno
Rec B2 - Isabelle
Pink 1 - Massimo
Pink 2 - James
Pink 3 - Freddie
Blue 1 - Elisa
Blue 2 - Carolina
Blue 3 - Luca
Violet 1 - Nikolai
Violet 2 - Vincent
Violet 3 - Archie
Writer of the Week
Rec B1 - Hector
Rec B2 - Grace
Pink 1 - Giorgia
Pink 2 - Zack
Pink 3 - Amanda
Blue 1 - Beatriz
Blue 2 - Miles
Blue 3 - Abelia
Violet 1 - Victoria
Violet 2 - Lorenzo
Violet 3 - Miguel