Head's Newsletter

I would like to say a special thank you to Mrs Husain for returning to St. Joseph’s this week because her wealth of knowledge, support and experience were invaluable during our Ofsted Inspection on Tuesday 19th. I would also like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all our staff as well as our governors, parents and pupils who really demonstrated their pride in and love for their learning, their teachers and their school. We will receive formal notification before Easter.

Our Open Afternoons for current parents were a great success this week with pupils enjoying the opportunity given to explain and share their rich learning experience at St. Joseph’s. 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 targeted at all parents who wish to learn useful tips and strategies on how to best support their child in their independent writing. Our pupils also found out more about our Lenten Almsgiving focus, welcoming a speaker from the Catholic Children’s Society who answered questions and explained the CCS’s 2019 Lenten Appeal ‘Shine your light.’

On Tuesday, Y3 and Y4 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.

The Auction is now only 1 day away and the Auction Shop (Nursery Classroom) is in full swing (Friday 8:30-4:30pm; Saturday 11am-4pm). It is not too late to donate your promises. Please take a look at the auction website either for inspiration or with a view to placing a bid.

Think about what you can contribute - this could be a customized Easter Bonnet; a Special Occasions Cake; a taxi service; a week in a holiday home. Be creative and contribute! The success of the auction depends on the input of everyone.

Jarvis is going home with Frederica today who recently had a haircut and donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust. The latter provide wigs for children with cancer. Frederica is also beautifully behaved and sets a wonderful example to all her peers.

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

Saturday 23rd
Pop shop open Saturday 11am - 4pm

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


Thursday 4th
Violet 3 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec

Friday 5th
School finishes 1:30pm Easter break


Rec B1 - James
Rec B2 - Edouard
Pink 1 - Hendrik
Pink 2 - Adam
Pink 3 - Theophile
Blue 1 - Beatriz
Blue 2 - Andrea
Blue 3 - Aaron
Violet 1 - Emilio
Violet 2 - Sophia
Violet 3 - Riccardo


Writer of the Week

Rec B1 - Leonardo
Rec B2 - Iliana
Pink 1 - Gisele
Pink 2 - Frida
Pink 3 - Peter
Blue 1 - Muna
Blue 2 - Maya
Blue 3 - Lorenzo
Violet 1 - Amalia
Violet 2 - Nancy
Violet 3 - Andrew