Holiday Activities & Food Programme

Christmas Holiday Camp

We will be running our holiday provision over the Christmas holidays, between 20 – 23 December 2021, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Children will be provided with a healthy and nutritious lunch. Activities will include arts & crafts as well as a trip to the pantomime.

If you do sign up for sessions, you will need to be on time and commit to attending. FSM-eligible pupils can attend for free; fee-paying places are £20 per day.

Our summer club was a big success but unfortunately, some children did not attend regularly even though places were booked. It meant that we had to turn down other children who would have loved to attend. So please do attend if you book.

Click here to register for a place

What’s been happening at St Joseph’s since the summer?

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For any queries about the programme, please contact:

Mr Navarro, School Business Manager
[email protected]
020 8670 2385  option 2

Mrs Odewale, Breakfast and After School Club Manager
[email protected]
07469 929311

Mrs Fernandes, Headteacher
[email protected]
020 8653 7195


Summer 2021

St Joseph’s provided a Holiday Activities & Food (HAF) programme over the Summer 2021 school holidays.

This year we collaborated with our Breakfast and After School Club, led by Mrs Odewale, to bring an exciting and fun-filled programme during August. Mrs Odewale assembled a lovely team of St Joseph’s staff, volunteer sports coaches and teachers from surrounding schools, with even our own headteacher, Mrs Fernandes making an appearance!

The programme was held on our extensive grounds, which are among the largest versus both state and independent schools in our area.

Click here for a short video from Mrs Odewale

Click here for a virtual tour of our grounds

Our programme ran from 2 August 2021 until 27 August 2021, between 09:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays. All children were provided a healthy and nutritious hot lunch.

This is the second time we have run a holiday programme this year as part of our overall COVID community support programme; we were the only school in Croydon that provided an activity programme over Easter (4 hours over 4 days, including lunch), free of charge for eligible children.

Click here to see pictures from our Easter club


Our offering

Schedule of Activities

Week 1 schedule (2 – 6 August)
Week 2 schedule (9 – 13 August)
Week 3 schedule (16 – 20 August)
Week 4 schedule (23 – 27 August)

Our offering covered the three key areas below, aimed specifically at making summer fun!

Education / enrichment 

We provided the following educational and enrichment activities. Children had access to our brand new library and adjoining outdoor reading areas.

  • Art
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Music
  • Outdoor / Trips to local parks
  • Pond dipping
  • Reading for pleasure

Click here to see our new library

P.E. / sport

We offered the following P.E. / sports activities. We have won the School Games Platinum Mark Award for three years running and we have recently invested in new equipment across the school for the children’s use. Mr Lutchman, our regular sports coach provided coaching during his holiday time.

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Irish Whip
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Skipping
  • Tag rugby
  • Tennis

We also offered dance and the children learnt songs for a performance in the final week.

Food/nutrition & healthy eating

We provided a hot lunch meal each day which complied with School Food Standards.

In addition, children were provided snacks during break times as well as the opportunity to make their own food – we have had great success with children making their own smoothies based on fresh fruit for example.

Finally, the children were given the opportunity to engage in gardening including planting and growing plants for their own use during the programme. We have both vegetable and fruit (orchard) gardens at the school as well as several areas where we are establishing wild-flower / wild meadows, so there was plenty for them to do during Summer.