Farewell Year 6!!

Year 6…it has been a real pleasure!!

Wishing you all the very best in your new schools and beyond!!

Please come and see us again soon…you will always be welcome at ‘your’ school!!

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End Of Term Mass

This morning we celebrated our End Of Term Mass at St. Joseph’s Church.

During the Mass we prayed for all of our Year 6 children and those staff who are moving on to pastures new.

During the Mass, Mrs Kendal’s Choir sang the psalm beautifully.

Thank you to Year 5 for leading the Mass so beautifully, to all of those parents who joined us and finally to Fr. John for allowing us to hold the Mass in church  to make it extra special!!

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100% Attendance!!

Earlier this week, 83 children received a certificate for ‘Excellent Attendance’ for having over 98% attendance – a super achievement!!

Today, a further 22 children were awarded a ‘Special Achievement’ certificate (and a ‘prize’!!) for having 100% attendance this year – truly amazing!!

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WELL DONE TO ALL CONCERNED!!

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The July Newsletter!!

It’s here…the last newsletter of the academic year…time really does fly when you’re having fun!!

Click on the link below to view the July newsletter.

July 2016

If you still require a hard copy of the newsletter, this will be sent home tonight.

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St. Joseph’s Has Got Talent…5!!

The boys and girls at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School have got so much talent that we have had to hold yet another talent show…and I’m sure that there will be more to come!!

This afternoon we were treated to over 20 amazing ‘acts’ which included singing, dancing, joke telling, gymnastics, instrument playing and some rapping!!

Our fabulous judges were very impressed by everything that they saw and heard. Well done to Isabella, Chidera, James and Broghan…you are great sports!!

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Three of our former winners (Matthew, Crystal and Annie) made comeback appearances along with lots of other returning acts and plenty of new ones too!!

After much deliberation by our panel of judges, the winning act was finally announced, and the winners of St. Joseph’s Has Got Talent 5 are…

…Ella, Abisah, Elissa, Alexia, Laura, Antonio and Bode with their ‘Sister Act’ dance routine!!

WELL DONE!!

Many thanks to our fabulous hosts, Tia and Whitney, and to Miss Thomas for organising another wonderful Talent Show!!

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Finally, well done to all of those people who took part this afternoon…your talents were clear for all to see!!

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Year 6 Leavers’ Mass

Last night we said farewell to the boys and girls in Year 6 at their Leavers’ Mass…and what a beautiful celebration it was.

Many thanks to Mrs Kendal for preparing such a beautiful Liturgy and to Mr Harvey and Miss Gunn for their musical talents.

Following the Mass, all of the boys and girls were presented with their ‘Memories’ books and a bible to take with them on the next stage of their ‘journey’.

We will miss you, Year 6!!

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Have You Signed Up To Easyfundraising?!!

If you have not already subscribed to easyfundraising (and nearly 100 parents already have!!) simply click on the image below to see a clip explaining how it works…and how simple it is to join and donate!!

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And then of course, you can ‘join the easyfundraising revolution for St. Joseph’s at www.easyfundraising.org.uk!!

How it works

During the last three years, over £1 680 has been raised by our easyfundraising supporters…and we are now the 210th highest fundraising school in the country having started at 2500th+!!

What an achievement!!

Top PTAs Amount Raised
1. Bleasby School Friends… £11,340.71
2. Holland House & Town School… £7,146.15
3. Belmont Primary School… £6,885.70
4. Southfield Primary School – W4 £6,032.83
5. Wood End School PTA £5,748.79
6. Holy Trinity C of E Primary… £5,421.81
7. St Paul’s Parents Association… £5,392.98
8. Pate’s Grammar School… £5,293.43
9. Friends of Our Lady of… £5,133.44
10. Benhall Infant School… £4,829.43
210. St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Waltham Cross £1,682.30

A special mention goes to a parent who is leaving us on Friday.  During the last three years, Mrs Tohill has raised over £230 four our boys and girls through easyfundraising. This is a truly incredible achievement and on behalf of all of our families who will benefit from your support…thank you so much Mrs Tohill!!

Sincere thanks to all of our easyfundraisers…could you get into the top 10?!!

Top Fundraisers Amount Raised
1. Teresa T. £233.13
2. Nicola V. £186.34
3. Melanie D. £163.86
4. Anonymous £158.50
5. Marla C. £144.13
6. Sandra A. £92.25
7. Ann G. £88.36
8. Nicola L. £72.93
9. Jakub P. £55.75
10. Anonymous £55.16

Why not join the easyfundraising fun at St Joseph’s!!

There is no cost to you and no ‘offers’ that you receive from various ‘stores’ will be affected…so everyone is a winner…especially our boys and girls!!

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stjosephswalthamcross/?t=PTA-UK-li&v=a&u=4CR4L5

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Attendance Awards!!

This year has seen truly outstanding attendance at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, rising to over 97% from 96% last year!!

This is a wonderful achievement and clearly demonstrates how you as parents realise how important excellent/outstanding attendance is in terms of your child(ren)’s education.

Of course, children have illnesses/are injured on occasion, meaning that they cannot attend school and this is totally understandable.

In total this year, 105 children have over 98% attendance which is excellent, and 22 of these children (over 10% of our pupils) actually have 100% attendance..a truly special achievement.

All of these children will receive certificates in recognition of their marvellous attendance for 2015 – 2016…let’s hope there are even more next year!!

Well done to all concerned!!

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Fabulous Feedback For Year 6!!

Last night’s Year 6 production was truly awesome…thank you for the parental feedback that we have received.

The following message from a Year 6 parent ‘sums it all up’!!

Dear Mrs Kendal,

Good morning. I would like to express my profound thanks for the invitation to such an impressive performance by your pupils. I stood in awe wondering how you managed to coordinate such an amazing event during such a loaded period on the school calendar.

Indeedy!!

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Breakfast And After School Clubs

As you know over the last couple of weeks we have tried to gain your response on Wrap Around Clubs.

  • A questionnaire was sent out and we received almost 40 replies, showing lots of interest.
  • A table was set up for information during our open evening, lots of parents came over and showed great interest.
  • We ran a trial for both clubs last Tuesday and Wednesday with up to 8 children attending
  • Advertising on A boards and the website as well as letters and slips
  • Finally a registration letter for our September start were available from Thursday

Today was the deadline for registration forms and payment. The only viable day with 9 children is Wednesday so that is the only after school club we will be running and places are still available. We had only 2 or 3 children wanting places on the other days and only 2 children in total interested in any breakfast club, so sadly we will not be running a breakfast club.

We will continue to gain your views on this and trial it every term as many , many parents have requested this service but when it came down to deadlines very few communicated their needs.

Thank you to those who supported this and sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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