I trialled something a little different with parent voice this term . It was successful and enabled us to celebrate more about what happens here at St Joseph’s which was fantastic.
From January I think we will revert back to class reps. If you would like to be considered please put your name forward to me or to the office by Wednesday 19th December. If you have already been a rep then please give others the chance to step forward first. If you would like to hear more about it then please contact me.
A few weeks ago it was mentioned in the newsletter that I was open to suggestions for home /school learning – workshops or drop ins. So far no one has shared that they would like a repeat of a session or that they would want anything specific.
Mrs O’Dowd will be running additional maths sessions and we will also be running the Reading workshop we cancelled.
This is your chance for your voice to be heard and for you to be supported. If you have any suggestions please let me know this week or add it to the list in the office.
We will be selling the Christmas Crafts which have been lovingly made by the children between 2.45pm and 3.35pm on Thursday 13th December 2018. Each class will have it’s own stall so you will easily be able to find the precious memento made by your child(ren).
There will also be an opportunity to indulge in a mince pie (or two!) and a cuppa whilst listening to the school choir.
Who knew that Christmas shopping could be so much fun?
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This morning, our Chaplaincy Team attended the Westminster Children’s Society Advent Carol Service at Westminster Cathedral…along with Clover the donkey!
The boys and girls were treated to a lovely re-telling of the Christmas Story which not only included a live donkey and sheep but also a wonderful choir and the opportunity for lots of ‘audience participation’!
The cathedral was packed to the rafters and all present must have left feeling full of the true spirit of Christmas.
During the ‘offertory’ Rebecca and Luca took up our donation for the Catholic Children’s Society along with our new school banner which Miss Gunn has lovingly created for occasions just like this!
This was a well-deserved reward for the Chaplaincy Team who, along with Mrs. O’Connor, do so much work to promote our Catholic ethos and develop the prayer-life of our school. All concerned were a credit to St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School today.
WELL DONE EVERYONE!
The PTA Christmas Discos will take place on Wednesday 5th December 2018 as follows:
3.30pm – 5.00pm: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
Infants will be able to change into their disco clothes in classrooms at the end of the school day so please don’t forget to send a change of clothes into school with the children on Wednesday morning.
5.30pm – 7.00pm: Year 3 – Year 6
There will be a Tuck Shop at the Juniors’ disco so don’t forget your pennies.
All children should be collected from the School Hall exit in the Infant Playground at the end of their session.
And there was so much to include in this week’s newsletter that there was no space for a ‘picture/quote’ at the top of the first page…hence the Advent-themed image below!
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Have a lovely weekend!
Just a quick reminder that the PTA Mufti Day will take place on Friday 30th November 2018 (donation – £1 per child) so get those festive fashions ready!
Year 4 are on their school trip on Friday and will need to wear school uniform so they will be able to have a Mufti Day tomorrow (Thursday) instead.
So, come on Year 4, show us how it’s done…and don’t forget your £1 donation! 😉
Thank you for your continued support.
On Monday our wonderful School Choir enjoyed performing at the Royal Albert Hall…yes…that’s right…the Royal Albert Hall!
The boys and girls were part of a larger choir of over 1000 children who put on a marvellous performance in aid of the Barnardo’s charity. The children sang beautifully and were commended on several occasions for how well they had learnt the words and how well they were singing…well done, Mrs Skelton!
After a full day of rehearsals, the boys and girls performed magnificently in a spectacular show which lasted nearly three hours and included songs from The Greatest Showman, La La Land, Frozen and some original songs as part of a lovely ‘Christmas’ play on the theme of homeless people.
The children were a credit to St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and all of the adults involved agreed that it was a pleasure to spend the day with them…and the evening too!
WELL DONE EVERYONE!
Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs Piazza and Mrs Figueira who helped us to transport the children to the Royal Albert Hall for what was a truly momentous day…we couldn’t have done it without you!