Newsletter - Thursday 24th March 2016

Newsletter - Thursday 24th March 2016

Dear Parents and Carers, As we approach the Easter holiday we would like to say a big thank you to you all for supporting our school. As you will have heard in the news there are more changes to education and schools that have been prescribed by the Government. We will keep you fully informed of the changing situation as and when more information arrives. St Patrick’s Day and St Joseph’s Day 5I’s class assembly was all about St Patrick. Well done to 5I who took us on a journey of St Patrick’s life and works especially his message of the importance of the Trinity. 5I’s Irish dancing a combination of a jig and a reel was complicated and showed true collaboration and team work. Well done again! Thank you to Clodagh Year 6 and Caoife Year 2 who performed for the Infant St Patrick’s Day assembly. They were amazing! Sport Relief fell on St Joseph’s day so we combined the two. It was non-uniform and wear something sporty. In the morning Year 6 led the whole school through some energetic dance moves for a ‘Wake and Shake’ fitness session. Well done to our dance leaders and thank you to all pupils who participated so cooperatively. In the afternoon we had our traditional St Joseph’s Disco. It was lovely to see the children enjoying themselves – needless to say the adults were worn out at the end of the day! Year 5 Easter Production The Year 5 Easter production was beautifully poignant and a sensitive portrayal of Our Lord’s final days before his resurrection. Well done to Year 5! Easter Bonnet Parade How exciting to see all the ingenious bonnet designs in the infants on Thursday. You were all brilliant! Red Class Liturgy Thank you to Red class for their Liturgy on Thursday morning. You have learnt so much and delivered your Liturgy with style. Thank you! At Sacred Heart the Masses are as follows: March 24th Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Washing of the feet) March 25th Good Friday: Stations of the Cross 10 am Ghanaian Community – Stations of the Cross 12pm Passion of Our Lord 3pm March 26th Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass 8pm March 27th Easter Sunday: Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord 8.30am. 10am, 11.30am and 6pm March 28th Easter Monday: Mass 10am SATS: HOLIDAY BOOSTERS Over the Easter holiday there will…
Newsletter 11th March 2016

Newsletter 11th March 2016

11th March 2016 Dear Parents and Carers We are racing through the weeks and now approaching Easter. We break up very soon on Holy Thursday, the 24th of March at 1pm. Please look out for your Church’s Easter programme. There will be Masses on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. I hope, as families, you will be able to make at least one Easter Mass. Additionally there will be vigils and extra services. After Good Friday every opportunity is made to rejoice, praise and be thankful for the glory of Our Lord.Wednesday 16th March - the Junior school will be making their Sacrament of Reconciliation. This is organised by the school annually so can you prepare the children for this day. Remind them what they have to say and ask them to reflect on how they can live out the Gospel values. On Friday 18th March is St Joseph’s Day – the children can wear their own clothes but would like it to be something sporty for Sports Relief. Look out for further announcements, by text, about March 18th. School Easter Service Year 5 will be performing their Easter Play on Wednesday 23rd March at 2.00pm at Sacred Heart. Please come along if you can. Infant Easter Bonnet Parade will be on Thursday March 24th at 9.00am Junior Easter Raffle will take place on Thursday 24th March - tickets available from Tuesday 15th March. Al proceeds will buy games for the playground. World Book Day A big thank you to everyone who made such a fantastic effort with costumes. Winners for each class have a £5 book token. Please keep reading with your children it is the only way they see and hear new vocabulary and can explore their imaginations. One of the best things about the day is how the older children read with the younger children and how they are so committed to doing this. Please look at the school website for photos. The children look adorable. Dates for September 2016 – July 2017 This week dates forth e new school year have gone out in book bags. Please check them. You will also find the dates for the new school year on our website – www.stjosephs.southwark.sch.uk Just in case I have added them again. Open Door Policy Our school is always ready to listen to comments from all stakeholders in our community. If you would like…
St Joseph's are Milwall FC Kid's Cup Champions!

St Joseph's are Milwall FC Kid's Cup Champions!

Now moving on to a national tournment! More pictures here.
Proposed Admission Arrangements 2017-18

Proposed Admission Arrangements 2017-18

Proposal for admission arrangements for 2017 - 2018 has been posted on the website.
Newsletter 4th November 2015

Newsletter 4th November 2015

4th November 2015 Dear Parents and Carers I hope you and your children have had a good school experience over the last half term and enjoyed your half term holiday. There have been trips to the Planetarium, Vauxhall City Farm, Peckham Fire Station, local parks and when we cannot visit speakers come to us, for example, the London Fire Brigade and ‘The Power of One’ to name a couple. This half term there are visits to the theatre too. (See dates below). We have had to manage a lot of educational changes during the last few weeks. I wrote to you in September about the new assessment system. I hope you found the parents evenings useful and are beginning to get to know the new terminology. The new curriculum is trickier and children have to meet certain indicators to show how much progress they have made. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to let one of us know so we can help your understanding. This is a constantly changing picture at the moment so if there is any news that means further changes for your children I will let you know. English and maths Can I ask you to support the school and encourage the children to keep reading every night for 10 minutes minimum? Parents/carers should be listening to them read and asking them questions about what they have just read so you are sure they have understood. Please sign the reading diary too – it’s important communication for us, as it lets us know who is reading and how often and then we can deploy our resources more effectively in school for those children who don’t get to read with an adult at home. Writing to make sense is also an essential life skill. When you help your children with their writing please make sure they are using the right tense, punctuation and spelling. Some children do extra lessons after school or on a Saturday. If this is the case please come and talk to the teachers about the methods we use in maths and English so children don’t get confused with two ways of doing things. MacMillan Coffee Morning We raised £354.40p for MacMillan thank you for your generosity and all of those cakes! Foodbank Collection We have also collected food for the Manna Centre and Sacred Heart Foodbank - thank you…