Ahoy Me Hearties!

Today, as part of their ‘Land Ahoy’ topic, the boys and girls have been busy with Miss Saha making their very own pirate ships! 

Take a look at the gallery slideshow below to see our fabulous boat builders in action!

What truly ‘oar’ some designs, boys and girls!


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Our Chaplaincy Team For 2018 – 2019

Our Chaplaincy Team For 2018 – 2019

Ify – Luca G – Noah – Krisana

Rebecca  – Reece  –  Megan – Aurora

The Chaplaincy Team’s ‘Mission’ this year is:

To work together to support and enhance our religious community as Jesus wants us to.

The Chaplaincy Team’s ‘Aims’ this year are:

  • Supporting our school community

  • Working as a team

  • Developing the prayer life of the school

  • Working with our church and community

  • Helping others develop their faith

I’m sure that they will continue to do a great job in supporting and promoting the Catholic ethos of our school!

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Please Year 6…Can We Have Some More?!

Last night, the boys and girls in Year 6 treated us to a super performance of Oliver…and the crowd were certainly left wanting more!

Despite stifling temperatures, all of the children performed exceptionally well and ensured that all present had a wonderful time.

What made last night’s performance extra special was the fact that every performer ‘played their part’ in making sure that the whole production was a wonderful success…well done to all concerned! 

Congratulations also to the boys and girls in Year 5 who formed a super ‘choir…it will be you on stage next year in the spotlight…if we have bought some by then!

Finally, many thanks and well done to Mrs. O’Dowd and Miss Axon who have worked like the boys in the workhouse during the last few weeks to prepare the children…they certainly couldn’t have done it without you!


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Nursery News – One Week To Go!

Our penultimate week and what a week it has been!

Nursery have enjoyed their transition days at St Joseph’s and their new schools. Those children joining us at St Joseph’s in September also met their ‘soon-to-be Year 6’ buddies. Mr Gallagher and I met last week and decided to let both classes meet and mix. We wanted the ‘buddy-connections’ to be organic and let them almost find their own matches! This actually worked very well and after only a short while each child had ‘claimed’ a buddy. It was really wonderful to see both classes mixing, playing and talking to each other. I am so proud of how confident my Nursery children have become. All of the children seem very happy with the buddies chosen and I know the ‘buddy system’ will be such a positive and wonderful experience for both classes.

This has been another very busy week in Nursery and we all took part in the World Cup antics on Wednesday. Every single one of the Nursery children scored a goal (if only they had been helping out in Russia!). Mrs Gilliam and I also managed to score a goal and I think the children were suitably impressed with my celebration dance, although Year 6 didn’t seem to think much of it!

Today was French Day and we recapped the French words we had learnt during International Day. We also enjoyed a drink and a croissant with our buddies on the field, which was lots of fun!

Have a fantastic weekend as we head towards our final week before the Summer holidays (where has this year gone?!).

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Weekly Newsletter

Our Weekly Newsletter is available to view below.


Have a lovely weekend.

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St. Joseph’s Magical Music Evening

A huge well done to all the boys and girls who performed so brilliantly in our Summer Concert at the Church Hall yesterday.  It was truly marvellous to see and hear the results of their hard work and practice over the year.  

The choir sang beautifully – it has almost doubled in size since the competition and is improving weekly under the guidance of Mrs. Skelton.  Special thanks must go to Mrs. Skelton for all her hard work in preparing the choir for their performances throughout this year.  There will be another opportunity to hear the choir sing in the end of year mass so don’t miss them.

We had a variety of performances from instrumental students, including two ex-students of St. Joseph’s and our clarinet teacher Miss Ward who were kind enough to play in our concert also.  I was so proud of how all the boys and girls performed – it is a big thing to  stand up and play in front of so many people.  Hopefully they have inspired many children in year 3 to wish to learn next year.  More details about how to apply for instrumental lessons will coming soon.

Thanks finally to so many of you for coming to watch.  We will look forward to our next concert.  Keep up the practice everyone – it is the best way to improve.

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PTA – Can You Help?

Calling all parents, carers and friends…

We would like to invite you to our AGM, which will take place on Wednesday 19th September 2018 in the School Hall.

We wanted to give you plenty of notice as this will be a very important meeting for the PTA. We will be electing a new team of PTA leaders to replace our current committee, who have worked tirelessly for our school, as their tenures have come to an end. We thank them most sincerely for their dedication.

So, why not give some thought over the summer as to whether you would be able to step up and assume the responsibility of any of our soon to be vacant roles – Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer or Secretary. The roles require enthusiasm, energy and effort but, in return, they are very rewarding both personally and for our wider community. In addition, the school and the PTA members provide lots of support. It truly is a team effort.

At the AGM, a new committee will be elected and we would be delighted if you would consider joining our committee. Alternatively, you just could just show up to offer whatever support you can manage – all ideas and help are greatly appreciated! You will also be able to find out what our PTA has planned for the forthcoming year. So it’s the perfect opportunity for you to show your support for our school community and see how you can get involved. If you need any more encouragement to attend then why not have a chat with the current PTA or email us at pta@stjosephs351.herts.sch.uk. You do not have to be a member to attend – all parents/carers are welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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PTA Meeting – A Reminder

There will be a PTA meeting in the school at 2.30pm this afternoon.

All parents and carers are welcome.

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CHEXS Grow Club Finale

Yesterday was the 10th CHEXS Grow Club Finale which was held at The Laura Trott Leisure Centre, Cheshunt.

During the last few months, the boys and girls in Year 5 have been cultivating a wide variety of crops with the help of our visiting ‘expert’ Lee and yesterday was their opportunity to show off all of their hard work.

We won a whole host of certificates for our crops including best in show awards for coriander, basil, spring onions, pak-choi and onions…WOW!

Overall we finished in second place…a splendid effort by all concerned!

Many thanks to all of those adults who helped during the day, including Mr Cipullo, Mrs Gallagher, Phil and Mrs O’Connor…and not forgetting Mr Gallagher of course!

Thank you also to those families who turned up to support us on the day…if there had been an award for this, we would certainly have won it!


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Culmington Manor – The Slideshow…Part 1!

And a great time was had by all!

Memories for life!

Have a lovely weekend!


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