This Week’s Newsletter

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!

Click on the link below to view this week’s newsletter…including all of those important diary dates for the next three weeks.


Have a lovely weekend!

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PTA Mufti Day – A Reminder!

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.  

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A Right Royal Do!

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!


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!

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Afternoon Tea Is Served!

On Monday afternoon, the Chaplaincy Team once again visited the Parish Hall to share Afternoon Tea with the over 60’s…and as always they were the perfect hosts!

Many thanks to Mrs Nicolini and Mrs Jess for accompanying the children and to the children for their care and attentiveness during the afternoon.

Well done everyone!

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Choir News

Last minute information for choir as there seem to be a few children who didn’t get the final letter on Friday:

Just a couple of last minute arrangements and reminders about Monday’s trip to the Royal Albert Hall.

The concert will be finished by about 9.15pm and we will then go to get our belongings.  Schools will be sent out a few at a time so please make your way to Door 12 which is our designated pick up point.  Please do not take a child other than your own, unless you have a prior arrangement of which I have already been notified.

Children may bring a small flag to wave during the last song but it must fit into their bag to carry with them on the train.

Please ensure your child is on time for school so that we can all be ready to leave on time; all children must wear a warm, sensible coat.

Please note that, due to the late night the children will have on Monday, there is late registration for choir members on Tuesday at 10.30am.

Thank you for your support for the choir and for this exciting event.

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Christmas Is Coming…Rapidly!

As is the case every week, there has been lots to celebrate during the last five days at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.

Please click on the link below to view this week’s newsletter which, as always, includes dates for your diary and some ‘reminders’, as well as this week’s headline news.


Thank you for your continued support and have a lovely weekend!

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PTA Christmas Events

The days are passing and the excitement is growing…

Tomorrow (Friday) is the final day that you will be to take advantage of the special offer:

*Christmas Disco and Tea with Santa only £12*

We’re sure that you will appreciate that it is a busy time for Santa so we need to let him know how many lovely children will be joining him for tea. After tomorrow, the ticket sale for “Tea with Santa” will close.

On Friday 30th November we will be holding our Christmas Mufti Day (donation of £1.00 per child).

So children, get out those festive fashions or get tangled up in tinsel and come dressed in your Christmas outfits to kick-start our joyous season.

Thank you for supporting the PTA and, in doing so, our whole school community. We hope that you will enjoy the events that the PTA has planned this year.

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Match Of The Day!

Last night, our football team played their first game of the season, away against Brookland Junior School…and what a great performance they put in!

Although they eventually lost the game 3-1, the team played exceptionally well and had numerous attempts on goal; however, the Brookland goalkeeper was in imperious form and managed to save all but one of our efforts…a great header from Noah which put St. Joseph’s 1-0 up after 15 minutes.

Brookland Junior then equalised just before half-time and then scored from a penalty which was initially saved very well by Jesiah-Joe before the rebound was dispatched to make it 2-1 to the home team. 

Brookland Junior then extended their lead to 3-1 with a well-worked team goal following which St. Joseph’s launched attack after attack to try and get back into the game, peppering the Brookland goal with numerous attempts.

The boys certainly didn’t deserve to lose and battled valiantly until the end of the game but were continually thwarted by an excellent rearguard action from the Brookland defence.

Many thanks to Mr Warby for preparing the boys so well before the match and for refereeing the second half. Sincere thanks also to Mr Cipullo, Mrs Grasso and Mr Sallion (including photographs!) for their help and support…it was truly appreciated by all concerned.


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Book Fair

Please note that the Book Fair will start after school tomorrow (22-11-18) and not tonight as previously advertised.

Remember that each class will have an opportunity to visit the Book Fair – please check the ParentMail that was sent.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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PTA Christmas Events – A Reminder!

Please note that the deadline for returning response slips and payment for our Christmas events is this Friday (23rd November 2018)-

There’s still time to take advantage of the special offer:

*Christmas Disco and Tea with Santa only £12*

Gentle reminder: The annual pantomime will be taking place on Monday 17th December during the school day, at a cost of £4 per child. We must remind you that if payment for this event is not received then your child will not attend.

We thank you for your continued support. 

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