News and Events


Journée Francais 2017

On Jeudi 22 juin (Thursday 22nd June) we celebrated Journée Francais 2017 (French Day 2017) with the help of Ms Hall and some of her lovely sixth formers from St Angela’s.

We had a fun-filled day of French speaking and learning. We dressed up in traditional French colours and clothing to help celebrate the day. We finished the day with a French food fair which was a great success and all classes participated so well.

We had canapés stalls, pizza stalls, gateau stalls and sucette glacée stalls. Mr Bennett and Mr Curran also led some exciting French sporting events in the playground. It was a fantastic day! Merci tout le monde! (Thank you everyone!)

Y3 at Creekside Education Centre

Year 3 had a fantastic time at Creekside Education Centre. They thoroughly enjoyed wading into the creek and exploring the wide variety of wildlife the river had to offer, even if they did get a little bit wet and muddy in the process! After a lovely lunch in the sunshine they also had the opportunity to observe artefacts that had been recovered from the river and investigate their heritage.

Football fun!

On Friday 28th April 2017, the staff at St. Joachim’s and St. Helen’s participated in a staff football match. The match was closely contested with St. Joachim’s holding on to a narrow lead until the final minutes when St. Helen’s fought back with 3 quick-fire goals, winning the game 20 -17. We hope to play many more staff matches in the near future.

Y1 at Deptford Creek

On Wednesday 26th April, Year 1 went to Deptford Creek to learn about the Great Fire of London as part of their History topic this term. They took part in many different activities including: making their own dough, hunting for treasure and baking bread over an open fire!

Caterpillars in Nursery

Nursery have been learning about Minibeasts. We are observing caterpillars growing. They have just started to cocoon. We cannot wait until they turn into butterflies!

Y5 Tennis Competition

On Thursday 4th May Yr 5 took part in a Tennis competition at Langdon Academy, on the day the team was spilt into two so everyone could play the fair amount of games, I am happy to say that we won the majority of all our matches only losing two, making it all the way to the final and taking home the trophy, seeing off competition from St. Edwards, Lathom, St. Michael's and Cleveland.
Well done!!

Y6 in Wales

Despite the wind and rain it was still an enjoyable adventure for all the children. As you can see from the pictures or if you followed them on twitter the weather wasn’t bad all the time and the sun also made an appearance. A wonderful experience!

Y2 at Greenwich

On Wednesday 6th June, year 2 visited the nearby Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park. We looked around very quietly and carefully because we wanted to get close to the wildlife without scaring any animals away. We saw a wide range of plants and animals. Our favourite parts were seeing a heron up close and also seeing a stag beetle underneath a microscope. We even experienced the unique but great British weather. It was raining when we arrived but sunny when we were leaving! What an excellent trip!

Mini Vinnies Carol Singing

Ten Mini Vinnies were carol singing at Trafalgar square on Wednesday evening raising money for FOSJA. The evening was a great success and the children were warmly welcomed by the public at Trafalgar square who even sang along with us. Well done to the ten Mini Vinnies who did St Joachim's proud with their beautiful carol singing


Bike It

We kicked off our Bike It to School movement with a fantastic introductory assembly from SusTrans! The children discussed the different ways that riding a bike or scooter to school can keeps our bodies active and healthy.

All pupils, parents and staff at the school were invited to bring their scooters and bicycles in for a free healthy breakfast and bike repair.  We met Dr. Bike who spent the day getting our bikes in tip top condition for riding. Thanks to SusTrans for the delicious, croissants, fruit and fresh juice!


Science in my Kitchen

Well done to all of the children and parents that entered our Science In My Kitchen competition! We were astonished by the high standard of video entries and loved seeing the different experiments that the children had carried out in their kitchens at home. ​

The London History Project

The the end of the London Project the school gathered together to celebrate the children's learning. Each class had four exciting weeks of finding out about their historical period and shared this with a drama performance. The children also wrote their own song about their period of study which were a joy to hear. We also announced the winners of the London project competitions - the standard was extremely high this year!

Family Science

We have been very busy in our family science club at St Joachim's! Parents and children have been working scientifically together - check out some of our investigations...


Natural History Museum

In Year 2, we have been learning about fossils and the explorer Mary Anning. We visited the National History Museum to see some fossils for ourselves. We were amazed when we saw fossils which were over 200 million years old! We also learned more about Mary Anning and how fossils are formed. What an exciting trip!​​

London Fire Brigade

Year 2 were visited by a representative from the London Fire Brigade. They gave us plenty of information about how to prevent fires from happening in our homes and also what to do in case of a fire. We learnt about their special uniforms and even got to try one on!

Netball Success

On Tuesday 4th October, KS2 had their first sporting tournament of the school year. The children had trained very hard for this Netball competition in clubs and during break-time. 10 schools competed and St Joachim's came in second place losing 3-2 in the final! The team played well with great energy and enthusiasm. This is a very good result for our team who were up against very good opposition. Well played team and keep up the hard work! Onwards and Upwards.

Year 2 football competition

On Wednesday 22nd September, Year 2 had the first tournament of the school year. The children had trained very hard for this football competition in clubs and break-time. 10 schools attended and St Joachim's came in first place winning all of their games! Well done team and keep up the hard work!

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