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Secondary School Transfer Presentation 2021

Secondary School Transfer Presentation 2021

  TODAY’S MEETING IS TO EXPLAIN THE PROCESS AND HOW TO APPLY FOR A SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACE. PART OF THE PROCESS STARTS NOW IN EARLY YEAR 6
A Partnership Between Home and School

A Partnership Between Home and School

At St. Joseph's Camberwell Catholic Schools' Federation we aim to form strong partnerships with parents, the parish and wider community that will help your children to get the most out of life, now and in the future. We recognise that parents are the first educators of their children and as such your encouragement and interest in your child's school life is vital to their progress. Your role involves supporting learning through effective communication with the school, daily reading, trips to the park or the library and then regular support with spelling, counting and homework as children get older. You are always welcome to visit the school but since schools can attract unwelcome visitors, it is essential that you call at the school office first. We encourage regular communication between home, school and parish. Letters, information and newsletters are sent to parents via email, informing them of school activities, policies and procedures. Key policies and school information including end of Key Stage reporting are available on the school website. Parents need to ensure that children come to school on time every day, apart from when they are unwell. Absence and lateness are disruptive to your child and others in their class and will affect your child's level of achievement.  We welcome parents at class assemblies, particularly those at which their children are involved.  At St. Joseph's we will make every effort to ensure that school is a welcoming and stimulating environment in which all children can learn and parents feel included. We teach a broad and balanced curriculum, which is enriched by visits to places of interest and visiting experts. Your child's progress will be monitored, assessed and reported to parents each term at parent/teacher consultations, with a written report at the end of each school year. Children will be respected as individuals and helped to achieve their potential. St Joseph's recognises all races, cultures and religions and aims to empower children to feel secure in their own background and to respect each other. Staff and parents at St Joseph's have great respect for each other and are willing to discuss any issue, with a view to resolving it. If you have any concerns or worries about any aspect of your child's education do not hesitate to get in touch with your child's class teacher. If you continue to have concerns you can contact a member of the Core Leadership Team, Head of…
TOP TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING BACK TO SCHOOL

TOP TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING BACK TO SCHOOL

  With the recent update that schools will open to all students, you may be wondering how you can support your child’s return back to school. Most children will be looking forward to returning and others may be worried. For both cases, your child/ren will benefit from preparation to go back. Here are some tips to help.
Parents' guide to supporting children in maths - 2020

Parents' guide to supporting children in maths - 2020

  Southwark have produced a VERY useful guide for ALL parents to help their children with Maths. Please read the document, which is filled with helpful advice, as well as information about how Maths is taught at St.Joseph's. 
Newsletter 25th February 2021

Newsletter 25th February 2021

Joseph’s Camberwell Newsletter                                                                                                                 Thursday 25th February 2021 Dear Parents/Carers, Welcome back to a new half term. I hope you and your families are all keeping safe and well. I want to thank you all for your continued support this term with ‘home learning’ and everything that you have done to support the school, the local community and the wider community by following the guidance to stay at home to try and prevent the spread of coronavirus. It seems unthinkable that the lockdowns have continued for as long as they have and that children have had two lengthy periods of time away from school. I am sure that we are all praying that there will be no more lockdowns and that the children can return to school and stay at school from 8th March 2021 onwards. I know that all the staff are looking forward to having all of the children back in school with their friends, learning together. You will receive further guidance in a letter next week, detailing how we plan to reopen fully on the 8th March.   As we enter into this special season of Lent, we are reminded that it is a time for spiritual growth. The Church invites us to be introspective, and to prepare for the celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery with prayer, fasting and almsgiving. It can be challenging for children to give alms, so we want to encourage them to practice giving in a way that provides both an opportunity for sacrifice as well as generosity. The children are invited to practice being good stewards of their possessions by going through their things and setting aside those clothes, toys, etc. that they have grown out of, or no longer use. It demonstrates gratitude for God’s gifts, and passes those gifts on to others. Parents in discussion with the child determine who the recipient(s) should be. You might want to pass things along to the child’s younger siblings, cousins, neighbours etc.   We are planning to hold a virtual parents meeting next week, before all the children return to school on the 8th March. This will give you an opportunity to meet the your child’s class teacher, share any worries or anxieties you think your child may have with regards to returning to school and for the teacher to give a brief overview of what learning will take place on their return.…

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