Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parents, Staff, and Governors,

As we continue with our first half term, the school is its usual hub of activity I have thoroughly enjoyed walking around the school and discussing all of the different activities the children have been involved in.

The Family Fun Day organised by St Joseph’s School Association was a huge success: much fun was had by all. The event raised nearly £2000, which Coach Grant will use to enhance PE lessons with new equipment. Thank you again to everyone involved, from the organisers, to instructors and parents and children who danced, jumped and stretched. It was a great to see everyone come together and promote a healthy lifestyle in our school.

This week also saw the final intake of our nursery children. A warm welcome to all new families, please do look out for Nursery Harvest Supper Event on the 11th October (Foundation Stage parents only.)

Wednesday saw the whole school treated to a performance of ‘Emotion in the Ocean’. The session aims to provide children with different ways to explore their emotions. A lovely show captivated the children who in turn were enthralled and beautifully behaved. The children will be looking at some follow- up activities in the forthcoming weeks. Do take a look at the website for more details.

Congratulations to the group of Year 5 and 6 boys who took part in the Tag Rugby competition. The boys came second out of twelve Westminster schools. Michael (Y6) provides with the following recount. On Wednesday, the Tag Rugby Team went to Regents Park to play against 10 different schools.



The competition was tough! They were all pretty good. In the morning we started by playing some practice games to warm up. Then after lunch the competition began, the Team felt confident we were playing really well together. We lost our first game but this didn’t dampen our spirits and we went ahead and smashed the second game, beating them 10-Nil! It was wild! We played a total of 5 games, making it to the final. It was sooo close St Vincent’s De Paul at last second scored a try and they secured the victory. We are extremely pleased that we came second. Well done St Joseph’s Tag Rugby Team!



It is with sadness that we hear from our Lollipop lady Nicolette that her mother sadly, passed away this week. We would ask that you remember them in your prayers.

As always it was lovely to see so many parents participate in our Macmillian Coffee Morning. We shall update you with the final figure raised soon from this wonderful event. As I am sure many of you are aware, Macmillian helps people who are suffering with cancer and it is great that we can help our wider community raise funds to continue their great work. Thank you to all who came and shared a coffee and a cake for this exceptional cause.

As part of our house system here at St Joseph’s, the children in St Vincent’s House enjoyed an assembly with Mrs Robinson. From Reception to Year 6 the children the children celebrated the feast of St Vincent today.

Our exciting Book Fair starts next week, please see the posters around the school for times. Again, thank you to parents for helping us host this event. Continuing with reading theme, the children have been busy rehearsing for their poem recitals, grandparents are invited into school to hear these wonderful pieces. Grandparents are invited to join children in the Pink classes on Tuesday and Blue and Violet classes on Wednesday. Classes will be performing from 2 pm.


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Dates for Your Diary

September

Monday 30th
Book Fair week begins
Pink 2 visiting Forest schools pm


October

Tuesday 1st
KS1 poetry “Tea Party”
Year 3 Rosary in the Prayer Garden @ 3:25pm (parents welcome)

Wednesday 2nd
Young Shakespeare Company – Macbeth Y6
KS2 poetry “Tea Party”

Friday 4th
Reception visiting Forest schools am
Violet 2 visiting Forest school pm
Cross country – Regents Park Hub (year groups tbc) 10 – 2pm
Book Fair ends

Monday 7th
Drama workshop for EYFS – Y2

Tuesday 8th
Y6 trip to Brunel Museum
Y5/6 team – Hockey @ Paddington Rec’ 10 -2pm
Year 4 Rosary in the Prayer Garden @ 3:25pm (parents welcome)

Wednesday 9th
Parent Teacher Rec – Y6 2 – 6pm

Thursday 10th
SJSA meeting 9:30am
Parent Teacher Rec – Y6 2 – 6pm

Friday 11th
Nursery Harvest Supper

Monday 13th
Violet 3 library visit

Tuesday 15th
Year 5 Rosary in the Prayer Garden @ 3:25pm (parents welcome)

Friday 18th
Nursery visiting Forest School

Monday 21st – 25th October
Half Term

Tuesday 29th
Y6 visiting HMS Belfast
Year 6 Rosary in the Prayer Garden @ 3:25pm (parents welcome)


NOVEMBER

Friday 1st
KS2 Mass at Our Lady’s