Welcome to St Joseph's Catholic Schools' Federation!
St Joseph's is a happy, secure school at the heart of a vibrant inner city community that celebrates life.
We aim to nurture and support the personal growth of each unique individual inspiring the gospel values of faith, hope, love, peace, justice and truth. The children are educated in a Christian setting preparing them for witness in the wider community. We are committed to providing a stimulating, challenging, inclusive learning environment and quality first teaching so that it captures the imagination, empowering learning at every opportunity. We ensure that enrichment activities provide opportunities for the children to perform, articulate and collaborate through music, sport, drama and philosophy.
Our families are proud and passionate about the school; they are supportive and determined for their children. The pupils' energy is positive, boundless and infectious. They are well behaved, they work hard and enjoy school.
We would love you to come and visit us!
Saint Joseph’s Catholic Infants’ School together with its faith community will endeavour to inspire the gospel values of faith, hope, love, peace, justice and truth by :-
- Ensuring that each child will develop their full potential, spiritually, intellectually, morally, emotionally, physically and socially in a caring, loving and supportive environment.
- Regular monitoring and evaluation of each child’s progress.
- Building strong relationships between school, pupils,
- parents and the parish community and neighbourhood to help prepare our children to live harmoniously and with equality of opportunity.
Staff must be committed to supporting the Catholic ethos of the school and to helping the children towards an understanding of worship.
Staff will share their gifts in the fulfilment of these aims for the benefit of the school community and share responsibility for the well being and discipline of all pupils.
At St Joseph’s each member of our family is valued and respected for who they are. Like St Joseph, we aim to nurture and support the personal growth of each individual in an atmosphere of love and trust rooted in Christ and the Gospels.
Each child will be provided with an education placed in a Christian setting to prepare him/her to be a witness in the wider world; thus the curriculum to be followed will enable each child to acquire skills, attitudes and values that will foster an increasing love and understanding of the Catholic faith.
- To teach the children to have an awareness that, as children of God they too must love one another, irrespective of the ethnicity, gender or ability - physical or intellectual - of the companions.
- To provide a curriculum in which each strand refers intrinsically to the Overall Aim, but which also allows for the differentiation which exists between children and their varying stages of development.
- To realise each child's own individual potential within a stimulating learning environment, ensuring that there are opportunities to feel successful.
- To bring together all who are concerned with the children's social, moral and spiritual development through a close relationship between the school, the parents and the Church.
Violin Miss Stalker
Wed 13.30 - 13.50
13.50 - 14.10
Thur 1.30 - 1.50
1.50 - 2.10
2.10 - 2.30
Piano Miss Stalker
Mon 9.45 - 10.05
10.05 - 10.25
12.05 - 12.30 Music Room
Recorder Miss. Ross
Mon 11.30 - 12.00
Wed 1.00 - 1.30
1.30 - 2.00
Thur 11.45 - 12.15
African Drumming Mr. Beesley
Friday 3.00 / 4.15
Brass Mr Crocker
Friday 1:00 - 3:30
Gospel Choir Miss Ros & Miss Stalker
3.00 - 4.00 Hall
Year 4/5 Choir
St Joseph's Choir 3.00 - 4:00 Music room
Flute Miss Jameson
Fridays 3.00 - 3.30
Thursdays 3.00 - 3:30
Guitar - Mr N Bennett
Mon & Tue 12:30 - 3:30
After School Clubs
Art Club Mon 2 March-23 March 3.15pm - 4.15pm £5.00 5wk
Card Design Club Mrs Crawford Tue 3 March 3.15pm - 4.15pm £5.00 5 wk
Cooking Mrs Galindo/Mrs Lee Wed 25 February 3.15pm - 4.30pm Staff room £5.00 5 wk
Jewellery Miss Mbriwa Wed 4 March 3.15pm - 4.15pm £5.00 5 wk
Sewing Mrs Ramos Thu 5 February 3.15pm - 4.15pm £5.00 5 wk
Spanish Mr Balseiro Tue 3 March 3.15pm - 4.15pm £5.00 5 wk
Phonics Mrs Chys Mon 19 Jan 3.15pm - 3.45pm
Tae-Kwando Mon 19 Jan 3.15 / 4.15 Hall £20.00 YR3/YR5
Millwall Club Tue 3 March - Tue 24 March 3.20 / 4.20 £10.00
Dear Parents and carers
Thanks for another good week! This week has been very exciting and our Science day and maths parents evening has made it so! I have been privileged to sit in some Year 6 classes and listen to some of the wonderful creative writing they have produced.
Thank you to Mrs Wake and Mr Reilly our Science Coordinators who really got us thinking with some egg-cellent eggs-amples of how to launch an egg!! (Hahaha!). We had tubes, sponges, water, oil, cotton wool, rice krispies, tissue paper, egg cartons just to name a few of the ideas that the children invented. It was great to look at them all. There are still some examples In the infant foyer – try and catch a glimpse of them.
Maths Morning and Maths Evening
This week Rob Eastaway did two special meetings for junior and infant parents. I have seen Rob before and he was such an inspiring speaker and this time he didn’t disappoint. If you didn’t get to see him he has written an easy to read book called ‘Maths for Mums and Dads’ that is full of games and number ‘tricks’. You can find this on Amazon. You can also hear Rob for yourself on podcast via the BBC.
Whole School Mass
My thanks go to Mrs Mokogwu, Ms Jameson, Ms Gallindo and Ms Stalker who made sure our school Mass went without a hitch. It is always lovely to hear such beautiful singing and share the Mass in the knowledge we are, in participation with parents, ensuring the growth of the children’s faith. Of course we are also glad to see Father Victor back after his break. Thank you Father Victor!
If you have any Rosaries that are surplus to requirements could you let us have them via the school offices. The parish is collecting for ‘Rosaries Abroad’ and we would like to help them collect as many as possible.
Please don’t forget the parish collects tins and non-perishable items for their foodbank. You can drop these items to school too and we will ensure the Church receives them. Thank you.
‘To act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with God’ Micah 6v8Lord, we ask for the power of your Spirit in our lives each day so that we may live more fully in your presence. Amen
Be blessed! Have a good weekend.