Newsletter 5th July 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

It is with great delight that I am able to report some very good results for our KS2 SATS. The children have done well and we are so proud of them. My special thanks go to all the staff who have contributed to this success and also to you the parents who have ensured the children were equipped and ready for the tests. There is an increasing amount of pressure put on children to perform and be compared nationally and to find the balance between hard work and well-being is sometimes a challenge for all of us but especially the children. So a big THANK YOU to all of you.

 

KS2 SATS RESULTS

Test

St Joseph’s Result

National

Reading

88%

71%

Writing

88%

76%

Maths

88%

75%

GPS

90%

77%

Reading Writing & Maths

78%

61%

 

Our Early Years and KS1 Results are also good

Stage

Result

Early Years Good Level of Development

71%

Phonics Screening Check

91%

KS1 SATS Reading

76%

KS1 SATS Writing

62%

KS1 SATS Maths

72%

 

Awards

I was lucky enough to represent St Joseph’s at the Southwark Teaching Awards Ceremony where we won two awards.  One for ‘Innovation and Collaboration’ and the other for ‘Special Contribution for Service to Southwark Schools’.  These awards reflect the work we are doing in our journey towards ‘Outstanding’.  It is important for us to be outward looking and to share expertise across schools so we can all be the best we can be. I would like to give a big cheer to all the staff at St Joseph’s whose great team work has made this happen!

 

Art Gallery

We had a fantastic art exhibition last Wednesday! The children are multi- talented. Thank you to everyone involved.

 

Next Academic Year

There are a few changes taking place next year and there are some staff who are leaving us. We wish them all the very best of luck for the future:

  • Ms Jameson will be taking on the Headship of a school in Croydon. 
  • Mrs Bell (Blue Class) is retiring.
  • Julie Luton who has been with us as a cleaner and in the kitchen for 33 years will be retiring.   
  • Ms Ferman (Yr 2) is going to a new school .
  • Ms Hagyard (Music) is going to a new school.
  • Ms Songu-Mbriwa  (Yr 5 TA) is training to become a teacher

 

    There are some changes of role:

  • Mr Reilly will be Head of School for the Juniors

We welcome:

  • Mr Williams who will be teaching Year 6.
  • Mr Doody who returns from his sabbatical.
  • Mrs Lacey who returns from maternity leave.

 

Next Academic Year classes will be taught by:

Class

Teacher

Class

Teacher

Red

Ms Ioannou

Rainbow

Ms McKiernan

Blue

Ms Steadman

Yellow

Ms Nam

Green

Ms Kilbey

Orange

Ms Mullen

3C

Mrs Mokogwu

3D

Mrs May (Ms O’Neill)

4A

Mr Doody

4B

Ms Rutherford

5H

Mrs S Kilbey

5I

Mr Higgins

6F

Mr Williams

6G

Ms Davies

 

Attendance

I thank all parents and carers for trying their hardest in sometimes difficult circumstances for getting the children to school.  We have very good attendance and this is a testament to your efforts as parents and carers.  We will continue to work together and keep up the good work.

Class

% attendance

Class

% attendance

Red

96.5

Rainbow

96.4

Blue

97.5

Yellow

98

Green

96.5

Orange

97.9

3C

98

3D

96.9

4A

97.6

4B

98.2

5H

96.6

5I

98.2

6F

97.7

6G

98.1

Dates for your diary

Thursday 6th July: Cake Sale after school

Friday 7th July: The infant school trips take place

Friday 7th July: KS2 Sports Day at Myatt’s Field

Wednesday 12th July: Yr 6 Leavers’ production 6.30pm School Hall

Thursday 13th July: Yr 3 First Holy Communion party (in school for First Holy Communicants only)

Friday 14th July: Infant Sports Day at Myatt’s Field

Monday 17th July: Yr 2 Leavers’ Production

Tuesday 18th July: Yr 6 Leavers’ Mass 6pm Sacred Heart followed by disco at school

Wednesday 19th July: SCHOOL BREAKS UP FOR SUMMER AT 1PM.

 

Reflection

In his inaugural speech as South African President Nelson Mandela said,

“We ask ourselves: ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous’ Actually who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God…We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.”

 

Be safe in the knowledge that God is with you always.

Anita Gallagher