Reminding you all about tomorrow’s parent fitness session. A free class from 9am in the hall. Water and fruit available! Last week was well worth the effort so let us try for double the number at least tomorrow!

Us staff have done our first work out of the week (as some of you saw) so now it is your chance!

If we can, you can!

(Today was the only time I really enjoyed taking the photo, but I did take part in everything else and I will be feeling it tomorrow!)

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St Joseph’s News – ‘The big Launch’

‘The big intro’

Football (Take 3)

Netball (A more lively take!)

Next week on St Joseph’s news;

  • Who was St Joseph?
  • Art week in action
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Week 3 – Action!

Another fun filled week with added success this week. Well done to both our football and Netball teams for winning on Wednesday in their matches against Churchfields. Hopefully this is just the beginning especially with a new football kit on the design table. Team work and skills as well as all our school values were visibly clear Wednesday which made me even more proud! Thank you to those of you who gave your time to support especially Mrs Jess, Mrs Jiggins and Mr Bonsignore.


I have managed to pop into lots of classes at different times this week and I saw lots of amazing learning. 

Parent fitness

Thank you once again to those 3 parents who visited on Wednesday to work out with Dani. Hopefully next week we will get even more!

Sorry ladies for the photo!!!!!! Hopefully when we get more parents we won’t need to advertise! FUN,FUN,FUN!!!!!!

St Joseph’s News Launch

This week we have launched our own news studio with our reporters and support staff(director and camera girl).Hopefully there will then be less blurbs from me and more filmed news from Alex and Kinga. They interviewed both our football and netball teams today.Going forward they will interview staff, pupils,visitors and more about weekly events or occasions. 

Watch this space! 

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Better late than never

Year 4 assembly song.

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Broxbourne Youth Violence Initiative

This week I was privileged to take up the invite to visit St Mary’s Cheshunt to hear presentations from many people including the police, Ex gang members, ex convicts and two extremely brave mothers who have lost children as a result of knife crime.St Mary’s have been working hard over the past few months to address such issues as they effect their school. They have set up many practices,activities and information session for schools to support us in understanding the real situation here. 

Here is a note from our Safeguarding Governor  

On Monday 4th March, 3 members of staff from St Josephs and I, attended a Youth Violence Community Awareness event. Although the information provided there was shocking and scary, I feel it only right to first state that Hertfordshire is still one of the safest Counties in the Country.

The evening consisted of two parts, the first was about gangs, we were spoken to by previous gang leaders/members from the charity St Giles Trust, who spoke honestly about boys and girls as young as 10/11 years old being groomed to join their gangs. The second part of the evening, 3 very brave Mothers told the stories of how they lost their Sons to violence, none of whom were in a gang!

The speakers left with several parting messages, you are the parent, you are in charge, know where your children are and who they are with. Speak to your children about these issues. Help your children to know their values.

I myself as a parent have taken their messages on board! Youth Violence is a national concern, let’s keep our children safe and aware of the world they live in.

Mrs Elson


Please see information attached from St Giles Trust.As we start our work on this and adapt for a Primary school we will be supporting and informing our families as this is sadly an issue that we have to address within the community and the area we live. Knowledge is key to keeping safe and that is what we aim to do at an appropriate level. 

County Lines

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Busier than usual!

Well what more can I really say about this week apart from it being an exceptionally busy week. With the Celebration of World Book week with the culmination of two amazing events towards this.Not only did we have our amazing dress up day on Thursday(the costumes just get better and better so THANK YOU to staff, parents and children) but today we had the most amazing assembly. WOW year 4 you really did pull it off. The message of reading being a gift and your love of books really shone through. We have had visitors and just a few more visitors and in the middle was our special focus on the start of Lent and our Ash Wednesday service. It is weeks like this that really show us celebrating our love for learning. 

Let us focus on Lent

Mini Police Awards

Over the last 8 weeks the Year 5 children have had the pleasure and privilege to work alongside local community and police officers, who showed them what it truly means to be a caring, peaceful and aware citizen. From how to cross the road safely to identifying drugs and anti-social behaviour, Year 5 have had the chance to experience how these things affect the local community and ultimately the wider world. We had the opportunity to present our findings to the rest of the school and children from other year groups hopefully learnt something that day too.  When we agreed on our project, we set off to the Lee Valley so that we could clear as much litter as possible. So we spent an afternoon clearing up which made us as proud as it did ashamed – of course we wanted to make a difference to our local community and pay it forward. We had local people complementing our hard work on Facebook and social media as well as great congratulations from the officers themselves. Without the enduring work and persistence of the local community and police officers, Waltham cross and Cheshunt might not be as safe to live in as it is. We thank all the officers involved and hope you consider St. Joseph’s for next year!

Dragon’s Apprentice 

Year 5 are starting to work on their business plan for this years dragon’s Apprentice project. They are raising money for Four Swannes Vision and this week the group met with members who benefit from the charity and Sarah our link. Watch this space for forthcoming events to make this years project the best. Good luck Year 5!


Year 4 Assembly 

I’ve got a feeling that this will be a good one!(familiar anyone?) An absolutely amazing assembly filled with everything an assembly should have. As I said this morning , I really am quite proud that I achieved 3 out of 4 of the Catchphrases which really were acted perfectly. The buzzers worked and even the chocolate river flowed. Thank you Miss Entwisle , Mrs Jess and Year 4 for making our Friday so special. Well Done!

The song was amazing and I did record it twice but I need to wait until I get a little help from Miss Gunn Monday to upload(even as adults we are always learning) I will share it then I promise.

World Book Day

It was amazing to walk around and see Little red riding hood working with the Big Bad wolf. A cat teaching from her perch on the desk. Tweedle dee or was it dum photocopying.Did you know Harry Potter played the flute? Thank you EVERYONE for making this such a fantastic day . We had quite a few parents who dropped in to read at the end of the day and share a story together .

I’m Amber from The Midnight Gang because The Midnight Gang is a great story. They help hospital people make their dreams come true.Isabella V – Year 2

I’m Horrid Henry because he pranks people and causes mischief!Alexander – Year 2

Today I came as Harry Potter because it’s my favourite book and I like the movie.Luca G – Year 6

I’m the soldier in War Horse. He tries to find his horse and wants to rescue him.James – Year 6

I’m Lottie Pumpkin, she’s an undercover princess! The book is very exciting and I like her stories.Lilliana – Year 5

I came as the Queen of Hearts. She’s a really funny character and it’s quite easy to pull off. You can be creative with it.Alex – Year 5

I’m a fire fighter – they save people. I’m a non-fiction book!Adrian – Year 3




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Choir Audition

Well, that’s it, we’ve sent in this year’s audition for the Lea Valley choir competition.  We got through to the final last year, so let’s hope we’ll make it through again as the choir have been working really hard on two new pieces that we think will really knock them out.

I really do appreciate the effort made by all the children who show such commitment attending choir every week and all the parents who support them in doing so.

Here’s a little taster of what our wonderful choir have sent in for our audition.  Fingers crossed, everyone!


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Lee Valley Litter-Picking

An amazing and harrowing day for all involved. As a class we discussed how proud we felt about tidying the local area but how ashamed that it was like that in the first place.

Thank you to all the parent helpers and of course our Officers – Sue, Rosa and Jayne.

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More for Science Week – Cargo

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WOW! What a week!!!!

Our first week back has been an extremely busy one! We have celebrated Science week all week with work shops , extra lessons and lots of exciting investigations. Each class had the opportunity of attending one workshop which resulted in much excitement and excellent scientific discussions. Fun Science seemed to be the word of the week. 

Thank you to those parents who are now science experts after supporting us throughout the week in so many of the workshops. Without you it really wouldn’t have been as successful. More hands etc!!!!

These are just some of our pupil voice responses about science week 


Science in Action

The Final day!

Science week wasn’t the only amazing part of this week. Mrs O’Connor has had a very interesting week! Not only am I today celebrating St David’s day (Dydd Dewi Sant Hwyl Hapus pawb!!!!) with plenty of welsh cakes (homemade of course) to share with staff and parents (sorry only those who attended the spelling workshop!) but this week I had one of my fears confronted (choice or no choice ,you decide) when Frank arrived in school.

Frank is a Therapy dog who came to visit this week (he was invited) to discuss how  St Joseph’s can move onto more engaging and powerful wellbeing activities to support our children. Frank will be visiting our school weekly after Easter to support some more children.

Hello Frank!


Frank is very big ,but he was very friendly and even if I did have to take a very deep   breath , I did sit in the same room as Frank for 30 minutes and I was smiling. Who knows in the future, after a few more visits if I will end up taking Frank on a walk through the playground (or will he take me!)

See you after Easter Frank!

Afternoon tea!

More visits! This time it was Chaplaincy Team’s monthly visit to serve tea (and sing) to the Parish over 60’s group. Every month it is the highlight of ours and their calendar as we serve tea, eat biscuits,sing and chat for an hour. The sun was shining and the aprons were on for what was another community filled event. 


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