11th November 2022 Newsletter

The children participated in a wonderful remembrance day service in both the Infant and the Junior School, led by the Apostles of Mercy.

My thanks to Father Celestine from St Matthew’s Church for joining us for our service. The children reflected during the one-minute silence at 11.00 a.m. and offered up prayers for peace in our world today.

Class Assemblies

Thank you to Class 3T and to Mrs Steen Plomer and Mrs Parry for preparing the children for their first-Class Assembly in the Junior School.  The focus was on connections and how everyone can make a difference through small gestures. A fantastic start to the term. Well done children!

Children in Need ‘Be Spotacular’ – 18th November 2022

The Pupil Leadership team would like all the children to get dressed up in clothes which have spots to raise money for Children In Need, on Friday, 18th November 2022. All they ask is for you to donate £1 or better still click on the following link to register your child for the daily mile run and then ask friends and family to sponsor them. All money raised will go to Children In Need!  

You will need to register your child if you want them to receive a medal and certificate from Children In Need.  All you have to do is click on this link: Your school landing page is: https://www.runpudsey.co.uk/school/st-josephs-rc-junior-school

Your code is: E2F8

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS TUESDAY, 15TH NOVEMBER.  If you don’t register by this date, your child WILL NOT RECEIVE A MEDAL from Children In Need. 

Pupil Leadership Letter on Fundraiser

St Joseph’s Football team

Mr Abrahams and his mighty heroes did it again. They played Heavers Farm at their School and were amazing.  The boys played exceptionally well and beat them 6-0. Goals came from Lorcan, Javier, Aaron and a hat trick from Michael Sitsi.


Our PTA is an excellent team of dedicated parents who generously give their time to raise funds for our school.  They need your support  and welcome new ideas, so please do attend their AGM on 24th November 2022 at 6.00 p.m. in the Junior School.  It’s a chance to find out more about how you can help the PTA and ultimately the School and the children.

 HAF December Holiday Programme

Your child should have brought home a flyer with details about the HAF club.  Please do email Mrs Odewale if you are interested in booking a place.  Places are filling up fast so please do not delay to avoid disappointment.

This week’s photo montage

Have a wonderful week and keep warm and dry.
Mrs Fernandes

Diary dates

12.11.22 – Saturday Open day for new parents 9.30 a.m.  – 12.30 p.m.

14.11.22 – 18.11.22 – ANTI BULLYING WEEK

14.11.22 – Odd Socks Day In support of Anti Bullying Week

14.11.22 – Class H visit to West Norwood Library

15.11.22 – Pupil Wellbeing workshops (R-Y3)

15.11.22 – Y5 Cinema Trip

15.11.22 – Class P visit to West Norwood Library

16.11.22 – Pupil Wellbeing workshop (Y4-Y6)

16.11.22 – Y3 trip to the Cinema

17.11.22 – 2J Class assembly (parents/carers welcome) 9.15 a.m.

17.11.22 – Y6 trip to the Cinema

17.11.22 – KS2 Cross country at John Fisher (Cross country team)  parents/carers  welcome

17.11.22 – Y4 trip to the Cinema

18.11.22 – Y4 Class assembly (parents/carers welcome) 9.15 a.m.

18.11.22 – Children in Need – ‘ Be Spotacular’  – details to follow

21.11.22 – MATHS WEEK

21.11.22 – 2J visit to West Norwood Library

22.11.22 – 1E visit to West Norwood Library

23.11.22 – School Open morning for new parents 10.00 – 11.30 a.m.

24.11.22 – Class 1E/2O Assembly (parents/carers welcome) 9.15 a.m.

24.11.22 – Reception & Y6 Height & weight check

24.11.22 – Class 1E/2O Class Assembly (parents/carers welcome) 9.15 a.m.

24.11.22 – Y5/Y6 Football maths (away)

24.11.22 – PTA AGM – Junior Hall at 6.00 p.m.

25.11.22 – 3S Class Assembly (parents/carers welcome) 9.15 a.m.

28.11.22 – INSET DAY STAFF TRAINING (School closed to pupils)

29.11.22 – 3T visit to West Norwood Library