Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,

Auction
As you know, the auction is next Saturday 24th March.  Thank you to everyone who has already donated promises.  The St Joseph’s ‘Pop Up Shop’ will be open from Monday, in the Sharpe Suite, at the following times:

Monday
8:30am - 11:30am
3:00pm - 8:30pm

Tuesday
8:30am - 11:30am
3:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday
8:30am - 11:30am
3:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday
8:30am - 11:30am
3:00pm - 8:30pm

Please remember that these are the only times that you will be able to purchase things from the Pop Up Shop (cash and cheque only) and it will not be open on the night of the auction.  

Many thanks to the parents who put themselves forward to be Parent Governors and also to all of the families that took time to vote.  The strong turnout in voting and in standing for election goes to illustrate the commitment of all parents to the wellbeing of our school and the development of provision for all of the children.  Congratulations to Chelsea Bottomley and Mark Cramphorn who were both elected.  We wish them well in their tenure.

Belinda, our computing and internet safety consultant will be back in school on Tuesday 20th March at 2:30 -3:30 to speak to parents and then will give the same talk between 5-6pm. I really hope that as many of you can make it as internet safety is a huge issue that does affect everyone.  

We have been very lucky this week to have had 4 special visitors in school.  On Monday Special Constables Sophie and Maylene came to school to remind the children about the importance of uniform and looking smart. They also talked to us about good strangers and strangers that we shouldn’t talk to.  

On Tuesday, we were very privileged to have Glen Turner in school.  Glen was a very special guest as he has a rare visual impairment.  He spoke to key stage 2 very honestly about how this has affected him both now and when he was a child in school.  He was bullied at school and the other children didn’t understand him or his condition.  He spoke to the children about difference and the importance of recognising and embracing people who are not the same as us.  I think we were all very humbled by listening to Glen and we all learnt a great deal.  

On Thursday, we were visited by Bishop Nicholas Hudson, who will be celebrating mass at Our Lady’s over the weekend. Bishop Nicholas was very impressed by the children and their knowledge and understanding of their religion and the human flourishing that he saw in school. 

We recently asked you if you would use parentmail forms as a way of communicating with the school and the answer was a resounding YES.  With that in mind we will use parentmail to promote the summer after school club programme.  Clubs will be allocated on a first come first serve basis with priority being given to online bookings so it would probably be a good idea to download the parentmail app to your phone. You will be contacted shortly so keep a look out for the email

This week Jarvis will be going home with Alexander in Pink 2.  Alexander showed that he is very kind and looks after our visitors well. He is also willing to share his knowledge with others.  What a good role model! 

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Have a lovely weekend and may god bless you and your families and keep you safe.

Mrs K Husain
Head teacher


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Tuesday 20th
Year 5 & 6 visiting Hampton Court
Team from Y5 & Y6 football Camp – Redbridge Sports Centre
2:30-3:30pm Belinda Evans internet safety workshop for parents
5-6pm Belinda Evans internet safety workshop for parents

Wednesday 21st
School photographer (individual photographs)
Parents “Look & See” 3pm

Thursday 22nd
Team from Y5 & Y6 Hockey Camp – Crystal Palace
Year Pink 2 Assembly
Parents “Look & See” 3pm

Saturday 24th
School Auction

Monday 26th
Holy week begins
Year 3 Palm Sunday reflection (hall)

Tuesday 27th
Year 4 Last Supper reflection (hall)
2:45 KS1 and Early Years Easter Bonnet Parade

Wednesday 28th
Year 5 Crucifixion reflection (hall)
2:45 KS2 Easter Bonnet Parade

Thursday 29th
Year 6 Holy Week reflection (hall)
End of Spring Term @ 1:30pm


Merits

Rec B1 - Rocco
Rec B2 - Angela
Pink 1 - Antione
Pink 2 - Sarah
Pink 3 - Nancy
Blue 1 - Zac
Blue 2 - Isabella
Blue 3 - Emma
Violet 1 - Luka
Violet 2 - Lenard

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Writer of the Week

Rec B1 - Lenny
Rec B2 - Luca
Pink 1 - Josh
Pink 2 - Darragh
Pink 3 - Tristan
Blue 1 - Marine
Blue 2 - Mila
Blue 3 - Gabriel
Violet 1 - Nina
Violet 2 - Elena

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