Head's Newsletter

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:


  • Tombola

  • Silent Auction

  • Raffle

  • Cake Stall

  • Key Game

  • Adopt a teddy

  • Face painting

  • Biscuit decorating

  • Tea, coffee

  • Irish Coffee

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
Head teacher


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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

December


Monday 3rd
History week begins
Advent mass at church of Our Lady

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

Thursday 13th
KS1 Nativity play @ 6pm

Friday 14th
Jack & the Beanstalk panto EYFS – KS1

Tuesday 18th
KS2 Christmas Carol Concert at 2pm and 6pm in church

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)


Merits


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

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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

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