Head Teacher's Blog

Sep 29

Week Commencing 2nd October 2017

We celebrated the Feast of St Michael on 29th September which traditionally sees the start of Autumn. We are certainly very aware when out on the playground that Autumn is around us, the squirrels are numerous and as Mr Denson tells me ‘going mad for the conkers’.

This month we will be thinking about Our Lady of Fatima as it is the Centennial of the Apparitions at Fatima.
Fatima is one of our school Houses. The House Captains will be leading some of our Collective Worship to celebrate this Jubilee year.

This week we are also celebrating the Harvest with our Harvest Thanksgiving on Thursday 5th October. EYFS Harvest is in the school Hall at 9-15a, the Pre Prep will be bringing their Harvest gifts to this assembly. These will later be collected by Age UK. Pre Prep celebrate the Harvest in the afternoon attending

Mass where we take a few of their baskets as Mass offerings.

Harvest Mass is at 1-30pm, parents and carers are most welcome to attend and join us as we give thanks to God for all His goodness.

On Wednesday Tom Murray from the Edmund Rice Office will be in school to talk to Prep 6 as they begin work on their Edmund Rice Awards.

On Thursday the school Nurse is in for the Prep 6 Height and Weight check, this will be at 10-30am

Also on Thursday all the Heads and Chairs of Governors will be meeting in Derbyshire for our annual Conference. This is always an interesting conference and this year I will accompanied by our Deputy Chair, Mr D Harding.

I have recently had the school checked in light of the Grenfell Tour disaster and am happy to report that St Joseph’s Preparatory School does not contain any ACM cladding.

I look forward to welcoming you to the school for our Harvest Thanksgiving.

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