March 17, 2018

Newsletter No 4 Wednesday 29th November

Dear Parents,

As we prepare for Christmas, there is quite a lot going on so please look out for information in newsletters and via parentmail. Thanks for your help.


Sponsor Money: We raised a fantastic £3480.20 for our sponsored event with £2193.00 raised for our science laboratory. Mrs Keogh and Mr Harms are ordering equipment as we speak. This includes: Alkali metals, Microscopic slides, conical flasks, parachutes and prisms!


The Well during Advent: The Well will be open for parents on Friday 8th and Friday 15th December. Please take a few minutes out of your busy day to come in and light a candle for your family or a loved one. Mrs Biggs will be available on both mornings.


School Committee: We are asking for your help so that foodbanks in Aldershot and Farnborough can continue to provide support for those struggling the most this Christmas.

Over the next few weeks we will be collecting non-perishable goods to give to the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks in Aldershot and Farnborough. More details to follow.


Flu Nasal Vaccine Year R, 1, 2, 3 and 4 Thursday 30th November: Please let us know if you do not want your child to have the vaccine


Inset Day: Friday 1st December: This is a training day for staff so school will be closed.


FOSJ Movie Night: This was a great success. Thank you for all your support and thank you to FOSJ for all their hard work and organisation.


FOSJ: Christmas Panto: 4th December Year R, 1, 2, 3 and 4. 9.00am – 11.00am in school.


SCHOOL Trust AGM Wednesday 6th December: Parents are invited to the Trust’s Annual General Meeting at 7.00pm.


Vacancies – Lunchtime Supervisors:

If you are interested in becoming a lunchtime supervisor, please come to the office to collect an application pack.


Vacancies – Day Nursery:

We are currently recruiting staff in our nursery if you are interested please contact the school office.


Advent Liturgies:

Please make a note of the dates and times so that you can attend. As we did two years ago each liturgy will finish with a short period of adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The liturgies last approximately 35 minutes if you have to work around other commitments. We would like as many parents as possible to come and worship with us, it makes it so much more meaningful for the children.

Infant Liturgy – Thursday 30th November 9.00am

Year 3 & 4 Liturgy – Thursday 7th December 9.00am

Year 5 & 6 Liturgy – Thursday 14th December 9.00am


Christmas Cards: Our post box is now available in the Reception area. Please make sure you put the name and child’s class clearly on the envelope. The Year 6 pupils will start delivering this week.


Admission for Reception places September 2018: County application forms are now available online and school Supplementary information forms are available to collect from the school. Both forms are required to be completed for a place at St Joseph’s School. The closing date for applications is Monday 15th January 2018.


Yours sincerely






Bill James                                                              Deirdre McNeill

Headteacher                                                           Deputy Headteacher









Advent Liturgies

Infant Liturgy – Thursday 30th November 9.00am

Year 3 & 4 Liturgy – Thursday 7th December 9.00am

Year 5 & 6 Liturgy – Thursday 14th December 9.00am

Year 5 & 6 Christmas Disco

Thursday 14th December 4.00pm- 6.00pm

Carol Concert

Tuesday 19th December – St Joseph’s Church 6.00-7.00pm

School Christmas Lunch

Wednesday 20th December – more information to follow


Dates for Infant Christmas Performances

Monday 11th December (1.30pm) Year R, Year 1 & Year 2 Afternoon Performance

Tuesday 12th December (6.00pm) Year 1 & Year 2 Evening Performance

Wednesday 13th December (6.00pm) Year R Evening Performance


Sports Day


Friday 25th May – Aldershot Military Stadium