23rd June 2023

Dear Parents and Friends

Our focused week on  ‘Journey of hope and dreams’ celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Windrush together with looking at people who have travelled to the UK to start new lives, has been a big success.  Children across the school used a variety of short stories and poetry focusing on the Windrush generation as a stimulus for their writing.  They have written some beautiful poetry, news articles, historical recounts and diary entries based on characters in texts.  Their art work is stunning and work will be displayed in both school halls from next week.

Class Assemblies

Classes 1S, 2J and year 4 brought the story of the Windrush to life in their Assemblies this week.  Infant children read their own poetry and the juniors presented historical information and personal accounts of the journey made by so many people.  The children clearly enjoyed learning about the Windrush generation and their assemblies were both informative and engaging to watch.  Well done children.


St Joseph’s Panathlon

Our Y6 young sports leaders helped run the above event in school on Thursday.  Mark Bullock kindly organised the event with the help of Mrs Mangan.  Events include:  Bean Bag Target , Basketball, Ten Pin
Murray Movement, Flight Path, Boccia Blast   and Messi Football.  Pupils from years 3 and 4 participated enthusiastically, cheering each other on whilst demonstrating great team work and fantastic skills.  There was a great atmosphere, staff enjoyed taking part.  My thanks to the Year 3 and 4 team and to Mrs Mangan for co-ordinating the event.

Croydon Athletics competition  – Croydon Sports Arena (Monday, Wednesday & finals on Friday)

The boys competed in qualifying heats for track and field events  on the Monday, followed by the girls on Wednesday.  They were amazing, cheered on by staff, family and friends.  Standards were high and competition was fierce, needless to say our children showed their resilience and determination to do well, so characteristic of our children. The finals are after school today, so look out for the results in next week’s newsletters.  I am delighted to say that 5 boys and girls qualified for individual events, and the girls and boys relay team went through.  This is fantastic.  Well done children you’re amazing.

Thank you to Mrs Mangan for organising everything and to Mr Abrahams and Mrs Burgess for supporting her.  The children have been cheered on by staff over the three days.  We’re really proud of the whole team.

Colour run – Saturday, 24th June 2023

This is definitely a school event not to be missed, the weather is going to be perfect, a range of food and refreshments will be on sale and there will be an array of performances from dance groups. The link for online tickets has now closed, however there may be places on the day if you haven’t already got them.


I’m pleased to announce that Mrs Stephanie Odewale will be running the HAF club commencing the week beginning 24th July 2023.  It’s always a fun filled camp with engaging activities from arts and crafts to dance and music sessions.  Please see the attached flyer and do book asap.  The flyer gives you information about the booking system and registering for a voucher code.



Useful information for parents

Do have a look at the attached flyers with useful information.

CR Free Talent Festival Flyer


Outstanding payments

Please ensure that all outstanding payments have been settled for  additional Nursery sessions, trips, clubs and dinner money.   If you are experiencing any difficulties, please do email me on [email protected] or arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.  Thank you for your cooperation.

The weeks are flying by and it’s hard to believe there are only a few weeks left until the end of term.

Please do keep an eye out for key events and add them to your diary.

Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing you around the school next week.

RE News

Sunday Mass Readings for June 18th  2023, Eleventh  Sunday of Easter, Year A
1st Reading Jeremiah 20:10-13
Responsorial Psalm Psalms 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35
2nd Reading Romans 5: 12-15
Alleluia John 15:26B, 27A
Gospel Matthew 10:26-33

Celebrating achievement and hard work



At St Joseph’s we aim for at least 97% attendance.


Merit Certificates:

 At St Joseph’s we aim for at least 97% attendance. 

Year group  Merit Certificates  Overall Class Attendance
Nursery   Arsema and Ibrahim  88%
RH   Freddie and Mabelle  94%
RP   Lukas and Ailbe  96%
1E  Divine and Gelila  97%
1S /2O  Osiris and Alexcia  97%/99%
2J  Irvinne and Kauan  93%
3S  Rubio and Imani  89.4%
3T  Karter and George  96%
4J   Kailem and Marinela  95%
4O   Aaron and Muna  96%
5S    96%
5E  Jaidan and Preston  92%
6P  Kai and Alexander  90%
6H  Aaron and Anaya  95%

Congratulations to the following class for the highest attendance this week

Class 2O

Mrs Fernandes


This weeks photo montage
Mrs Fernandes


Future Dates
Summer 2 Term
26.06.23 – 1E Science trip to Brockwell Gardens
27.06.23 – 2J science workshop to Brockwell Gardens
27.06.23 – Reception vision screening
28.6.23 – 1E Assembly 9.15 a.m. (All welcome)
28.06.23 – Y6 Theatre trip (Charlie & the chocolate Factory) – Wimbledon theatre
28.06.23 – Summer Music concert 2.00 – 3.00 p.m.
30.06.23 – 3S Assembly 9.15 a.m. (All welcome)
30.06.23 – Y5 pupils to attend Young City Poet’s recital
30.06.23 – Y5 parents meeting regarding Secondary applications (new date)
July 2023
03.07.23 – General Knowledge Quiz final (Oxford University)
03.07.23 – Athlete mentor workshops
06.07.23 – KS1 Catholic Athletics Tournament (Thomas Becket School)
07.07.23 – 5E Assembly 9.15 a.m. (All welcome)
10.07.23 – Transition day for whole school (pupils to spend the day with their new teacher)
11.07.23 – Nursery Assembly 9.15 a.m. (All welcome)
12.07.23 – Thanksgiving Mass 1.30 p.m. Virgo Fidelis Church 1.30 p.m. (All welcome)
13.07.23 – Reports sent to parents
13.07.23 – Reception Assembly (All welcome)
14.07.23 – Year 2 Farewell Assembly 9.15 a.m. (All welcome)
17.7.23 – Reception trip – Battersea park/zoo
17.07.23 – Year 6 Production 5.30 p.m. (junior hall)
19.07.23 – Year 6 leavers Mass 5.30 p.m. (junior hall)
20.07.23 – END OF TERM 1.30 p.m.