Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,

On Wednesday we had an open morning for parents wishing to join St Joseph’s for September 2019. It was very well attended and the parents were very impressed with what they saw and with the children that they met. One of the messages that we gave was that we no longer have a catchment area and so if you have friends who live further afield, then please let them know that they can apply. This is even more relevant for children who may have moved into the area and who are looking for a place in key stage 2.

The Read a Thon has been a huge success yet again. Thank you to everyone who worked hard in the organisation, the collection and big thanks to the children who read, read and then read some more. We raised approximately £14,000 but will have the final figure next week when all monies have been collected and counted. Next week in assembly we will be making the prize draw and 2 lucky winners will receive a kindle.

Preparations for the Winter Gala are well under way and it promises to be a great night-especially if you fancy yourself as a bit of a Disco Diva or Disco Dave. Please remember to buy a ticket either on line or at the gate. This is a great way to support the school and get involved.

It was fantastic to see so many parents coming to school to look at the children’s books. The children have done some truly brilliant work so far this year and they are rightly very proud and love having the opportunity to show off.

Many thanks to our wonderful year 6 children who led in the school in a very moving and respectful Remembrance Day service this morning. All of the children were very dignified and mature.

Congratulations to Marine in blue 3 who has shown real kindness this week to other children in her class. She is always considering other children and I think she will look after Jarvis exceptionally well.

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 bag 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 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 3 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec


December



Monday 3rd
History week begins
Advent mass in church

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)


Merits



Rec B1 - Gisella
Rec B2 - Cora
Pink 1 - Whole Class
Pink 2 - Malena
Pink 3 - Antoine
Blue 1 - James
Blue 2 - Zac
Blue 3 - Frankie
Violet 1 - Olivia
Violet 2 - Summer
Violet 3 - Riccardo

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Mathematician of the Week


Rec B1 - Archie
Rec B2 - Edouard
Pink 1 - Martha
Pink 2 - Angela
Pink 3 - Heeyab
Blue 1 - Eva
Blue 2 - Jean
Blue 3 - Michael
Violet 1 - Emilio
Violet 2 - Shennoy
Violet 3 - Cicely

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