Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,

Thank you all so much for the encouragement and kindness that you have shown me. I am sure that, with your support, together with that of all of our wonderful staff, and Mrs Wilson, the pupils in St. Joseph’s will thrive and our school continue to provide our children with an enriching learning environment.

Congratulations to our basketball athletes in Y5 and Y6 who performed excellently on Wednesday. Riccardo (Y6) has written a short report of this event: “When we entered the Moberly Sports Centre, I felt very excited and so did the team. We spent the first couple of hours doing drills and practicing for the real games. Once we were in competitive spirit, we began to play our first game and we drew one to one. The second game was also a draw at two-two. We finished all our games with a better result, nine-seven. The team came fifth out of fifteen other teams. We were proud of our good work and strong efforts.”

Please join us for our Open Afternoons (for existing parents only) which are taking place next week on Wednesday and Thursday at 3:00 pm. The children thoroughly enjoy this opportunity to share their work with their parents.

On Tuesday, Y5 will be attending their Lenten Mass at Our Lady’s at 10:00 am. We are, as always, very grateful to parents who accompany the children on the walk to and from church.

On Wednesday 27th March, Miss Brooks will be hosting a Big Writing Work-shop in the hall from 9:00 to 9:30. This is a great opportunity to learn tips and strategies on how to best support your child in their independent writing.

The Auction is now only 1 week away and it is really important that you donate your promises. Please think about what you can contribute - this could be babysitting; flower arranging; hosting a dinner party; a taxi service; a week in a holiday home. Be creative and contribute! We rely on the auction for the quality of education and provision in our school. The success of the auction depends on the input of everyone.

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

Dr Ninette Fernandes-Viana
Acting Headteacher

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Dates for Your Diary

Monday 18th
Pink 2 library visit 2pm

Tuesday 19th
Y5 Lenten Mass 10am @ Our Lady’s Church

Wednesday 20th
Open afternoon for existing parents 3 – 3:30pm

Thursday 21st
Open afternoon for existing parents 3 – 3:30pm

Friday 22nd
Blue 1 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec

Saturday 23rd

Monday 25th
Blue 2 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec

Tuesday 26th
Y3&4 Lenten Mass 10am @ Our Lady’s Church

Wednesday 27th
Big Write workshop in hall 9am (open to parents of KS1 & KS2 30 mins duration)

Thursday 28th
Blue 3 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec

Friday 29th
Pink 3 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec
Mother’s Day Service EYFS & KS1 – school hall


Rec B1 - Jacob
Rec B2 - Zoe
Pink 1 - Matilde
Pink 2 - Shamar
Pink 3 - Heeyab
Blue 1 - Frankie
Blue 2 - Max
Blue 3 - Sherman
Violet 1 - Antonio
Violet 2 - Brenia
Violet 3 - Kalen


Maths Award

Rec B1 - Anais
Rec B2 - Isabel
Pink 1 - Lola
Pink 2 - Minudi
Pink 3 - Kirsten
Blue 1 - Victorien
Blue 2 - Amaia
Blue 3 - Joshua
Violet 1 - Millyana
Violet 2 - Vincent
Violet 3 - Miguel