• 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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  • The Guildhall in the City of London

    On Thursday 14th July the children attended an event at the Guildhall in the City of London to celebrate the queen's Platinum Jubilee, which had guests including the Sheriff of London, Stephen Twigg MP and Lieutenant Colonel Simon Haw, who some of our older children may remember from working with the Coldstream Guards in the past. As always the children behaved impeccably and were a credit to themselves, their parents/carers and the school.
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  • Hargreaves Deanery Y6 Secondary Transition Day

    On a fine sunny Monday on the 4 th July all the Year 6 pupils from the 7 Catholic Primary Newham Schools attended a secondary transition day at Hargreaves Scout Camp. The overall theme of 'transition' incorporated 6 sub-themed activities namely, making friends, problem solving, reflection, resilience and perseverance, team building, developing social skills. The activities were led and supported by around forty Y10 St Angela’s and St Bonaventure’s students together with the primary school staff. The activities provided were fun but focussed on the themes in order to help support the Year 6 chil dren in their transition to their secondary schools.
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  • London Youth Games

    Four children from Y3/4 at St Joachim’s represented the borough of Newham and took part in the London Youth Games for Tennis this past week. They were up against all boroughs from around london. All the children that took part played extremely well making it all the way to the grand slam knockout stages. Unfortunately they were beat in the first round narrowly missing out on a medal.
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  • Mini Vinnies Sleepover

    On Friday 17th of June the St Joachim’s Mini Vinnies took part in a sleepover in the school to help them understand a little bit about homelssness and how much of an issue it is in today's society. They used this opportunity to raise money for Caritas Anchor House. They took part in a quiz which taught them some staggering facts about homelessness. Did you know that 300,000 people in the UK have nowhere to call home?
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