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Newsletter 19th November

Newsletter 19th November

Dear Parents and Carers, It is already the middle of November and we are fast approaching Advent. In schools there are so many events that are markers of time. Here are just a few. During October we celebrated Black History Month with children looking at a number of significant people who changed the way we live today. Depending on their year group the children studied and had assemblies on Windrush, The Notting Hill Carnival, Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr, Coretta Scott King, Barack Obama, Mary Seacole, Alice Coachman and Wilfred Wood. During October and the beginning of November we also raised a huge food donation for the Manna Centre and Sacred Heart Foodbank. We received a lovely message of thanks from the Sacred Heart Foodbank Team.  They said they were ‘completely overwhelmed at the generosity of your school and the compassion towards those who are in need.’ This just goes to show what a special community we are and how we look out for one another. Thank you to everyone.  On November 11th we also celebrated Armistice Day.  We remembered all those who died in battle in the hope that in the future we could live in peace.  You will see our display in the foyer of poppies made by our youngest children and in this we see that the memory lives on.  Lest we forget. Our sports teams continue to impress on and off the field. Not only winning and taking part in competitions but also gaining certificates for showing respect, resilience, honesty, passion and self-belief. These are integral life skills. As Michael Jordan once said ‘You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them’.  We would like to wish Mrs McDuff, our Y1 Blue Class teacher, all the best as she leaves us to begin her maternity leave at the end of November. She is expecting her first baby in December and we wish her every happiness as she starts this new and exciting phase in her life.  We would like to say congratulations to Ms Anna Swann who will become our new Head of Infant School when Ms Kirrane leaves at Christmas. I am sure you will make her feel welcome in her new role and will introduce yourselves over the coming weeks. We have been asking you to bring in plastic bottle tops.  Watch this space as we…
Admissions 2019

Admissions 2019

How to Apply Applications for Reception, September 2020 (children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016) can apply from 1st September 2019. To apply for a place please visit the Local Authority website to find instructions on how to make an application. https://www.southwark.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/how-to-apply-online You will need to fill in a supplementary form and priest reference form here. For more information please book a place on one of our Open Days by calling 020 7703 9264.: INFANT OPEN WEEK Monday 11th November – Friday 15th November 2019 Times for parents/carers to visit: Monday 11th November 2019: 13.30 – 14.30 Tuesday 12th November 2019: 09.30 -10.30 and 13.30 – 14.30 Wednesday 13th November 2019: 13.30 – 14.30 Thursday 14th November: 09.15 – 10.15   and 13.30 – 14.30 and 17.00 – 18.00 (late night) Friday 15th November 2019: 13.30 - 14.30  
Newsletter 1st October 2019

Newsletter 1st October 2019

                                                                                                                          Tuesday 1st October 2019 Dear Parents and Carers We are fast approaching the beginning of October and over the past month there have been several exciting things that have happened in school.  We are trying to be as environmentally friendly as we can so rather than using paper and sending out newsletters to keep up to date on a weekly basis with all events and happenings look on our school Twitter page @stjosephscamb.  Our school website will also have lots of information about the latest events so don’t forget to have a look. Plastic bottle tops We need your plastic bottle tops! We are going to be working on an art project that focuses on recycling.  Please collect your bottle tops for us and don’t forget to bring them into school. Sporting Success The Junior School excelled at the recent Southwark Cross Country Competition.  All Year groups came first in their races.  We won everything! We are proving very strong competition to other schools in Southwark and our sporting prowess is growing stronger and stronger. I would like to thank Mr Higgins for providing the children with these opportunities through his close work with the London Schools’ Sports Network. Stop press; Friday 27th. St Josephs’ school win the Southwark football cup held at GMH Park. Year 6 Parents: Applying to secondary school Please don’t forget if you need any help applying to your preferred secondary schools ask us and we will help you. All applications should be made by Friday 18th October   Leadership roles in school Congratulations to those children in Yr 6 who have been given a leadership role.  It is very important to carry out duties with responsibility and maturity.  The children have taken to their new roles like ‘ducks to water’.  Roles include prefects, Head Boy and Head Girl, stair monitors, wet play monitors, playground monitors. Well done everyone! MacMillan Coffee Morning On Friday September 27th we held our annual MacMillan coffee morning.  Thank you to everyone who came.  We are thrilled to say we raised £412.91.  This is a fantastic amount for a worthy cause. Brexit: Settled Status All schools have been asked by the Department for Education to seek to ensure that those parents who are eligible apply for settle status do so.  If you have any worries or queries about this please ask at school and we will help to signpost…
Newsletter 6th September 2019

Newsletter 6th September 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, Welcome back! We hope you had a great summer! We have had a good start to the new school year.  The children have settled down to work well and are enjoying what they are doing in class and playing with their friends at break times. We would particularly like to welcome the families of our 60 new reception children as they begin their learning journeys here at St Joseph’s. We hope that they settle in well and soon feel part of our St Joseph’s family. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of our school mission statement. The mission statement underpins the schools values and ethos. It says: At St Joseph’s we aim to ensure that every child matters and all children are nurtured and learn without barriers.  Our children are raised in the context of a diverse and vibrant Catholic community within the teachings of Jesus Christ and are witnesses to a Christian way of life.  At St Joseph’s we belong to a loving, welcoming, forgiving family that lives in the life of the Gospels. We celebrate that St Joseph’s is a secure, happy school with high expectations; trusted by the community.  We embrace honesty, responsibility, respect, equality, tolerance and acceptance. We recognise that children have the ability to grow spiritually, emotionally, physically, intellectually and creatively and so will consequently, achieve their very best in an ambitious, supportive environment. Our expectation is that we will work TOGETHER to help the children progress and to be a united community.  We need the wholehearted support of our families. This is very important when it comes to the attendance and the behaviour of the children.  At our assemblies this week we have outlined the behaviour we expect and so have class teachers. Below are the expectations for children. Please make sure you discuss these at home so the children know we are working together.  In class: YOU are the boss of YOU! Do not touch anybody else, hands by your side. Follow all instructions the first time. Be ready to learn in every lesson. Always complete your work the best you possibly can. Treat others with respect. No talking when adults are teaching. Go to the toilet at break time (unless there is a medical need) Around the building: Move about in a calm, orderly manner to one side. Treat everyone with respect. Walk into…
Newsletter 21st June 2019

Newsletter 21st June 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, We have had a busy few weeks at St Joseph’s! Year 6 have been on their residential trip to Marwell, close to the New Forest and had a fantastic time. Please see the pictures on our school website. Sports Numerous sporting activities have taken place over the past few weeks. Children across year groups have experienced sailing, golf, athletics, cricket, gymnastics and various challenge days. This week our Year 3 came second in the Southwark indoor athletics at Bacon’s college! Well done Year 3! 90 pupils in Year 5&6 went on The Battersea Park Fun Run this week. Well done to all who participated. Multiplication Tables Check This week the trial multiplication tables check are taking place for Year 4.  Next academic year this becomes a statutory test for children in Year 4.  It would be helpful if times tables practice became part of your home routine. It would be good to start this over the summer holidays.  Use My Maths for resources.   Science Week A big thank you to Mrs May, our Science coordinator who has arranged a great week of Science activities for every class.  We have taken part in The Great Science Share which allows children to communicate something they have been investigating which starts from a question they are interested in. An exploration into Forensic Science was the order of the day for the Junior School whilst the Infants have had a day of investigations into skeletons, electricity, fireworks and fingerprints. Sounds exciting! Friends of St Joseph’s We have a group of parents who have created the ‘Friends of St Joseph’s’.  This group aims to support the school with fund raising and fun events.  You will be hearing more from them in the future but in the meantime if there is anyone who would like to find out more about the work this group and how you could support the school please speak to someone in the office.  First Holy Communion This year’s First Holy Communion cohort will make their First Holy Communion this Saturday 22nd June.  All are welcome to attend this wonderfully special ceremony. Remember to be at the church by 11.30am and sit in the gallery. Signing for Passports We appreciate that it is difficult and somewhat expensive to find professionals to sign for passports. The school knows families and children well so sometimes it is the first port…
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