Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parents, Staff, and Governors,

We have had a wonderful week during which the children enjoyed more Forest School enrichment learning, Science Workshops, met their new teachers and classmates and also, the Y5 children were able to spend some time with their Buddies in preparation for September. We are also delighted to welcome Miss Cottingham and Miss Robb to our teaching team and hope that they will remain with us for many years to come.

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all those who contributed their time, effort and dedication to our wonderfully successful Summer Fair. We raised over £9,000 which was only possible because of the admirable commitment and support of our parents and staff. The Summer Fair team working in the weeks leading up to the event, in the setting up on Friday and from the early morning on the Saturday were shining examples of selfless generosity. On behalf of all of the St. Joseph’s Family, I salute you for your devotion to your Catholic faith and to the Common Good. On behalf of all of the children, all of the parents and all of the staff and governors: thank you.

Next week, as our academic year draws to a close, we have a wonderful array of activities and celebrations for our pupils. The Nursery and Reception class children will be celebrating their achievements on Monday 15th July at 9 am with a special assembly. Parents of children in EYFS are welcome to join us. Also, on Monday 15th, we will be celebrating a mass of thanksgiving in church with Fr. Lorenzo at 2pm for the year 6 children. The Leavers’ assembly will take place on Friday 19th July at 9:30. This is when we will say goodbye to our year 6 pupils. During this assembly we also announce the head boy and girl for 2019-20. Parents of children in year 6 are invited to join us. School finishes at 1:30 on Friday 19th July.

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 15th
Violet 3 visiting Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec
EYFS celebration assembly 9 – 10 in hall
Year 6 leavers mass 2pm @church of Our Lady.

Tuesday 16th
Year 4 Auction promise
Y6 End of year show 6:30pm school hall

Wednesday 17th
Year 6 leavers Disco 6 – 8 school hall

Thursday 18th
Blue 2 visiting Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec

Friday 19th
Leavers assembly in hall 9:30 – 10:30
School finishes @ 1:30PM