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  • St Helen’s & St Joachim’s Belonging Day

    On Thursday 2nd February 2023, St Helen’s and St Joachim’s joined together in a Belonging Day. In their own schools, the children had been learning about their right to a name and the right to belong. The children from each school prepared a tour of their school to show pride in where they belong. At each part of the tour, they had prepared activities.
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  • Chess Tournament

    On Saturday 17th Dec, pupils from St Helen’s and St Joachim’s took part in a chess tournament to put to test all the skills they had learnt this term. Their concentration and tactical moves really shone through and many pupils played to a high standard.
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  • Year 5 Architecture in Schools

    Year 5 have been taking part in an exciting project called 'Architecture in Schools'. Five brilliant architects from London firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris supported the children on a field trip and two in school workshops to design and model bridges that would bring connections and community between the two different sides of the River Thames. On Wednesday 30th November, some of the Year 5 children were able to attend a special award Ceremony at the posh Canary Wharf Estate ... and our bridges won second prize in the 'Use of Materials' category!
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  • St Francis' Art Matters Exhibition

    Last summer, St. Francis' was part of Art Matters - an annual Newham-wide schools' art exhibition. Members of our student Arts Council selected art from all year groups to be exhibited at University of East London's art studios and then backed the work and mounted it on special display boards. Some of the Arts Council were also able to attend the exhibition's VIP opening evening event, being inspired by art by GCSE and A level students!' Please click here to see selected art from all year groups.
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  • Money Wise Challenge

    A group of year 6 children recently took part in a competition for East London schools called the Money Wise Challenge. They competed against teams from other schools by speed-answering questions on personal finance topics. St Francis' sent two teams; one team came second in the competition and the other team came third. Well done!
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  • Remembrance Day 2022

    On Friday 11th November St Winefride’s had the honour of attending two Remembrance Day services. We took part in the annual service at Central Park, along with the other Newham Deanery schools and other schools from Newham and as usual all the children behaved impeccably. It was a beautiful service as usual and the attendance grows year on year. A huge thank you to Mr Allen for organising this poignant and solemn tribute.
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  • Beginning of Term Mass

    To mark the beginning of the new school year, staff from our Newham Catholic Schools, as well as representatives of the school choirs, came together for a Mass of Thanksgiving. Msg John Armitage reminded us of the importance of our vocation to serve our communities. The mass was also an opportunity to say thank you and farewell to Gael Hicks; to wish her well on her retirement from the OLOG Trust. 
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  • Year 6 Science Camp 

    The Year 6s from St Helen's and St Joachim's had a great week camping. Throughout the week they took part in a range of activities and both Science and Geography Lessons. The children did coastal walks and studies, built dens and learned survival skills, identified trees and various living things in various habitats. Most importantly the children made new friendships, developed their resilience and independence and camped!
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  • Year 5 Pilgrimage to Bradwell on Sea

    St Helen's and St Joachim's started the year with a joint Pilgrimage to Bradwell on Sea. We visited St Peter's Chapel for a Liturgy and Prayer Service, and then spent the afternoon taking part in a range of reflection activities on the beach. The children had the opportunity to make new friendships, whilst also deepening their faith. They learnt about St Cedd, reflected on what life was like for early Pilgrims, used the Footprints in the Sand Prayer and rejoiced in the wonder of God's Creation.
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  • Horse Guards Parade

    The children have been very busy in the last two week's of term! Children from St Edward's, St Joachim's and St Winefride's attended the following events: On Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July the children attended the prestigious Military Musical Spectacular at Horse Guards Parade in central London. They performed 'A song for the Commonwealth' in front of a very large crowd of spectators and Prince Michael of Kent. They even featured on the 'Big Screen' and were given a standing ovation by the London Choral Society who were also performing at the show.
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