2nd December 2022

1st Week of Advent

‘Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness’

This term is flying by and it’s hard to believe that we are now at the end of Week 5 with only two weeks until the end of term. We had an excellent Inset day on Monday around outdoor learning and promoting our Enterprise curriculum next term. Key information will be uploaded onto your child’s Google Classroom the last week of term and is also available on the School Website.

Advent wreath

Indoor Athletics Team

Congratulations to our KS2 Athletics team who have qualified for the finals. They came first in the qualifying heats held on Thursday, 1st December. The children were amazing and incredibly supportive of each other. A memory to treasure and celebrate.

The next two weeks are going to be hectic, so please add important dates to your diary.

Wellbeing Day – 8th December 2022
Dear Parents and Carers
We have organised a day where children come off timetable and have the opportunity to apply their maths and English skills through different activities. There is a focus on wellbeing and expression through art, drama, sport and outdoor learning. Our wellbeing day will be on Thursday, 8th December 2022 and we are inviting you to join us.

As it coincides with National Christmas Jumper Day we will be taking part in a Santa Run on the field (weather permitting) and ask that children wear a Christmas jumper/Tshirt. We would love you to join us for the Santa dash and wear Christmas hats, jumpers etc. Times are as follows: Infants at 9.15am and Juniors at 2.30pm.
Mrs Phillips – Wellbeing Lead

Nativity plays – KS1
We will be hosting our Nativity play on Wednesday 7th December. The children have been working incredibly hard to learn their lines and beautiful Nativity songs. We are all very excited to perform it to our wonderful friends and families.

We would like to invite Year 1 parents to attend the morning performance at 9:15am and Year 2 parents the afternoon session at 2:15pm. Both performances will be the same but owing to limited space we are having two performances.

We look forward to seeing you
KS1 Team

EYFS Nativity Play – Tuesday 13th December 2022

The children have been enthusiastically preparing for their Nativity play. There will be two performances, one at 9.15 a.m. and the afternoon session at 2.15 p.m.
I ask that you please arrive no later that these times as performances will start promptly at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

Christmas Book Fair – 9th December

Dulwich Books will be hosting the fair in the Junior Hall from 3.15 onwards. If you have not used your £15 voucher from the Summer you may use it at the fair. This will not apply if you have used your voucher previously.

KS2 Christmas Concert – Friday, 9th December 2022

Our school Choir and Steel Pans Group will be performing at the Concert. We would like you to join us for the event. The PTA will be selling refreshments and it will be a great family event with opportunities for audience participation.
If you would like to attend, please complete the form on the School App. Notification has been sent to you earlier today.

12th December 2022

Our Choir and Steel Pans group will be performing with the Dulwich Choral Society. The concert will take place at St Barnabas Church, 40 Calton Avenue, Dulwich Village SE21 7DG.
You are very welcome to come support the children. The performance begins at 7.00 p.m.

KS2 Carol Service -12th December 2022
This will be held at Virgo Fidelis Church on Monday, 12th December 2022 at 2.00 p.m.
Parents and carers are warmly invited to attend and support the children. If you are able to accompany the children to and from Church, please let your child’s class teacher know.


A Club letter will be sent via our School App on Monday, 5th December 2022 and bookings via Parent Pay will open on Wednesday, 7th December 2022. There is a limit to numbers for each club and places will be allocated on a first come basis. Once the club is full, the list for that club will close.

PTA presentation

The PTA Committee presented the Pupil Leaders with a cheque for £16500. We are grateful to the PTA for their hard work and dedication over the years and look forward to working with the new committee and building on previous successes. The children were very excited to receive the cheque and will have an input to how we use the funds.

St Joseph’s Christmas Experience Day

The PTA have organised a fantastic experience day to remember. Please take a look at the attached flyer for details. You will be able to bring your child/children to enjoy an hour of festivities and only for £5.00. So please book your tickets quickly to avoid disappointment.

Christmas Experience

HAF December Holiday programme

Please email Mrs Odewale if you are interested in booking a place. Places are filling up fast so please do not delay in order to avoid disappointment.

This week’s photo montage

Mrs Fernandes

Dates for December
06.12.22 – Y6 Natural History Museum
07.12.22 – KS1 Nativity Play 9.15 a.m. & 2.15 p.m.
08.12.22 – Wellbeing day
09.12.22 – Magician performance (funded by the PTA)
09.12.22 – Christmas music concert 5.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
12.12.22 – KS2 Christmas Carol Service 1.45 p.m.
13.12.22 – EYFS Nativity 9.15 a.m. & 2.15 p.m.
14.12.22 – Christmas dinner & Christmas Jumper day
15.12.22 – Y3 Trip to the Pantomime (Fairfield Halls)