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  • Welcome back to school

    Published 11/03/20

    This week we welcome back our Nursery, Infants 1, Infants 2 and Prep 4 classes.   It has been a pleasure to see the girls come back with such enthusiasm and smiles.  They are being extremely good, always washing their hands and listening to their teachers very carefully about keeping safe.

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  • Keeping our streets safe

    Published 03/03/20

    Once again our girls took to the streets to restore law and order!

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  • Celebrating Book Week

    Published 06/03/20

    This week has truly been a celebration of the joy of reading. 

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  • Anti-Bullying Week

    Published 15/11/19
    This week we have celebrated anti-bullying week. It is a further opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of ’bloom where you are planted’ by living out the message of the Beautitudes and remembering it costs nothing to be kind.
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  • St Joseph’s shine a light on homelessness ​​​​​​​

    Published 11/11/19

    St Joseph’s Girls Independent School Wanstead donated a vast array of food items to support the needy and homeless in our community.

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  • Jessica the Prayer Bear visits Rome

    Published 18/10/19

    Not many prayer bears get to travel to countries afar, however we have the luckiest prayer bear in the universe! 

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  • Safer streets in Wanstead thanks to St Joseph's Girls

    Published 16/10/19

    On Monday 14th October, pupils took part in the first initiative of its kind in Wanstead, by assisting the Police and the Redbridge Council Road Safety Crew in their quest for raising speed awareness in the local community.  A small group of children stood on the roadside armed with a speed detection device, pulling over any speeding motorists who were asked to justify their actions to both the Police and the pupils.  No excuses were accepted and penalties were given out where applicable.  Our pupils were satisfied that most of the drivers ‘took our important message to heart and now hopefully understand the importance of road safety.  Today we had a wonderful opportunity to keep schools and general locations safe from speed.’ 

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  • School dinners arrive at St Joseph's

    Published 02/10/19

    Another first in the history of St Joseph's - the arrival of hot school dinners

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  • Music & Singing Talents of St Joseph's Girls

    Published 20/09/19

    Girls achieved very highly again in the end of year Instrumental and Singing exams

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  • WOW and CONGRATULATIONS to Nursery and Infants 1

    Published 28/06/19

    Our Nursery and Infants 1 children entered the Young Writers competition where they had to learn to write a Riddle! This they did as part of their learning last term. They then submitted these poems to the competition.

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  • Healthy Living Week - Wake Up Shake Up

    Published 24/06/19

    What a glorious start to the week!

    On Monday, we opened the week with our first ever 'Wake Up Shake Up'.  Smiles and laughter rang around the playground and that was just from the 'brave parents' who stayed and joined us.  Thank you.  The feel good factor from all those happily released endorphins set the positive tone for the day.  

    As one parent reported, "if this was a prescription drug, it would be all over the papers" - Exercise is so good for you!

    On Tuesday, our day started with 'Wake Up Shake Up'.  We were delighted to see the girls (and parents) run enthusiastically into school, to begin the day!  The teachers had a huge spring in their step and within seconds everyone was bouncing around the playground, dancing  to the cha cha slide and YMCA.  There was a real 'feel good' factor amongst everyone.    The girls were visited by a Dental Nurse, who gave them oral health advice and good teeth brushing habits.

    On Wednesday, everyone met at Ashton Playing Fields for our Sports Day.  Despite the cloudy start, the atmosphere was hot!  The girls performed so well, the teachers joined in many of the races to encourage and support the girls, and the parents were extremely competitive in their races, which we did for the first time.  It was the best ever Sports Day!  

    We were delighted to receive such positive feedback ..................

    'Congrats on a really fun sports day!'

    'Just wanted to say how much fun we all had at Sports Day this year!!  All of the girls and the parents had an amazing time - thank you to all of the teachers and helpers who made it possible!!!!'

    'Dear Mrs Birtles and all the staff,  Thank you for a most enjoyable Sports Day. There was a really fun atmosphere and it was good to see the staff running alongside and encouraging the girls. We enjoyed the parents’ race too - good for the girls to see a team spirit with their parents running full laps of the track rather than a quick sprint, and it made the finish all the more exciting!'

    'Dear Mrs Birtles, Just wanted to say what a wonderful sports day we had. It was the best we have had in my 5 years at school.'

    What a fantastically fun-filled and brilliant week!!! The girls have learnt such a lot and got so much out of all the rich experiences you’ve worked so hard to give them.  Thank you all so much for the amazing energy you so generously bring to work to benefit our children. We are so in love with St Joseph’s!


    On Thursday, we were lucky enough to have an Olympian athlete visit the school.  She enthused and educated the girls on resilience, competition, healthy living and stamina!  Each of the classes also experienced some fitness and exercise tactics in the playground.



    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Healthy Week runs from Monday 24th to Friday 28th June 2019.  We will be having a selection of visitors coming into school to talk to the girls about different aspects of leading a healthy life.

    We look forward to welcoming:-

    A GB athlete to talk about resilience, training, attitudes, competitiveness and daily food diet

    A nutritionalist to talk about healthy eating

    A dentist to advise on good oral health habits

    A doctor to advise on healthy bodies

    Girls should wear their PE kit each day as we will start each day with, ‘Wake Up Shake Up’ on the playground.  Parents are very welcome (and encouraged) to join us at 8.50am each morning!  PE kits will be sent home on the Friday evening prior.

    Remember to bring in your most healthiest of packed lunches - why not try fruit kebabs, crudites and hummus, yummy pasta salads.

    We would also like to encourage everyone to walk, cycle or scoot to school this week.

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  • May Procession - Crowning of our Lady

    Published 24/05/19

    What a glorious day we had to celebrate Our Lady. Thank you to everyone who donated flowers. They made the hall and playground beautiful. The girls were delightful and the whole event was prayerful and reverent.

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