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Headteacher's Welcome

At St. Joachim’s Catholic Primary School we strive to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Our school ethos reflects our vision of a loving and caring environment, where all children are inspired and encouraged to reach their full potential both spiritually and academically.

We aim to deliver an exciting and engaging curriculum for all; doing this through not only following national expectations, but promoting all subjects through specialised projects, and providing children with memorable experiences. We hope, through this website, that you are provided with an insight into school life at St. Joachim’s and share in our many successes and achievements.

Best Wishes,

Mr James Allen
Headteacher

Recent News

KS2 Stations of the Cross
As part of our preparations for Holy Week, KS2 carried out the Stations of the Cross in St. Anne's Church. The service was very moving and reverent, and KS2 now feel ready for the important messages o...
An exciting trip to Cambridge University!
This week, an exciting trip to Cambridge University was organised by an academic of the renowned university, as part of an ongoing partnership between our school and Cambridge.During the visit, the pu...
Chess Champions!
On Thursday 28th March, our chess team took part in a Newham competition against 4 other schools. Each team consisted of 5 players and each child played 5 games. Despite our team trying to pretend to ...
Metropolitan Police Workshops!
On the 18th and 19th March the Metropolitan Police visited St Joachim’s. The two police officers spoke to all the classes, individually, to give them fantastic advice on how to keep safe in the commun...
The baby chicks are here!
The Reception classes were very excited when the Happy Chick Company delivered some eggs as part of our Science Week. The children wrote special cards to welcome the chicks upon their arrival and were...
Tate Britain visit
On Friday 15th March, year 3 had a special visit from a photographer who works for Tate Britain. Year 3 have entered a very special learning project, being led by the world-famous artist, Steve McQuee...
The Charles Dickens Project - Victorian School Day - Spring 2019
As part of the Charles Dickens project, the classes received a special visit from a Victorian teacher, who taught them in the style of the Victorians! The children learnt all about discipline, physica...
Year 3 meet the author Lauren Ellen at Stratford Library
On Friday 8th March, the children in year 3 were extremely lucky to visit Laura Ellen at Stratford Library. Laura Ellen is the author of the increasingly popular Amelia Fang books. Indeed, the interne...
The Charles Dickens Project - A Dickensian Walk around London
On Friday 8th March, the children in year 4 and 5 were taken on a wonderful Dickensian tour of London. The tour guides for the day were the magnificent Eugene and Lizzy Wrayburn (Mr Helliwell & Miss P...
Newham Mini Games results!
On Tuesday 5th March the school took part in the Newham Mini Games. The Tag Rugby team performed extremely well and reached the semi-finals. Their match ended in a draw and went to a playoff. Unfortun...
The choir sing at the Christmas tree lights switch-on!
St. Joachim's choir helped the festivities begin at Custom House library, by singing carols and Christmas songs at the annual Christmas tree lights​ switch-on.​ It was a lovely performance and everyon...
Armistice and Remembrance Service 2018
On Friday 9th November, in remembrance of those who gave their lives in conflicts – particularly World War One – the school council and our Head Boy and Girl attended the 100th Anniversary of the Armi...
RE Baptism and Confirmation Celebration Assembly
This afternoon, all the classes celebrated the end of the RE topic: Baptism and Confirmation. The classes came together to share what they had learnt, and develop their understanding of the sacraments...
Harvest Festival 2018
The pupils of St. Joachim's very generously donated lots of food items for the Harvest Festival 2018. This year the donations went to RAMP (Refugee and Migrant Project).​Thank you to everyone who dona...
1st House Tennis Tournament - Autumn 2018
What an exciting House Tennis Tournament we had today! From Reception to Year 6, the children participated in a competitive but fun tournament.The winners for our 1st tournament were St. Josephine. Co...
Year 6 visit the library
Year 6 visited the local library in order to collect their new library cards and take out books. They had great fun selecting the books they wished to borrow, and cannot wait to read their exciting ch...
Year 2 Tudor workshop
As part of the British History project, year 2 had a special visitor from the Geffrye Museum. We handled lots of different Tudor household objects such as; quills, tinder boxes and vases. Lloyd was ve...
Newham's Identity and Resilience workshops
On Wednesday 13th June, Yr5 and Yr6 attended Newham's Identity and Resilience workshops. They explored stereotypes, what makes a community flourish, and what it means to be a citizen in Britain. They ...
Make a Chinese calligraphy banner
We handled some traditional Chinese scrolls and discussed the meanings behind the colours red (luck) and metallic (wealth). After that we researched mandarin symbols that were special to us and create...
Year 2- A Chinese stir fry
We have been doing lots of investigation into traditional Chinese food. We received a message from a Chinese chef who wanted us to create a stir fry for him. We sampled some new ingredients and prepar...
Year 2- Vehicles
We spent three lessons constructing and decorating our vehicles! First we had to cut wood to create an axle for our wheels. We constructed a box each and attached our chassis to the bottom. The next l...
Letter from 10 Downing Street
Year 6 receive a letter of thanks and admiration from 10 Downing Street! As part of their Citizenship project, Year 6 explored what it means to be a British Citizen in the 21st century. When formulati...
The Commonwealth Choir
The Commonwealth Choir celebrate St. George's Day with the Coldstream Guards! Members of our Commonwealth Choir took part in a performance with the Coldstream Guards in celebration of St. George's Day...
Reception's Eggciting Arrival..
This week in Reception we have been eagerly waiting for our ducklings to hatch. We are pleased to announce that all five eggs have now hatched and we are in the process of naming the fluffy five-some!...
St. Joachim's celebrate St. George's Day 2018
Today in assembly we learnt all about St. George. I learnt that he is the patron saint of England. He was born in Turkey, and he was about 23 when he died. He was a Roman soldier and he died because h...
Year 2 class assembly 2018 – Gunpowder Plot
Our fantastic History topic, the Gunpowder Plot, was the inspiration for our class assembly. We met Robert Catesby, Guy Fawkes, Tom Wintour and Thomas Percy (who were all busy plotting treason against...
Newham's Holocaust Memorial Event 2018
Y6 representatives attend Newham's Holocaust Memorial Event 2018 This morning, five pupils from Y6 attended Newham’s Holocaust Memorial. The event was attended by the Mayor of Newham, and a special gu...
The Queen’s Christmas Message 2017
Our students from Year 6 were lucky enough to be included in the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir for The Queen's Christmas Message broadcast on Christmas Day 2017. Jessica, Luisa, Dino and Emma...
Our Pilgrimage to Walsingham 2017
On Wednesday the 20th September, year 6 enjoyed a pilgrimage to ‘The National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham’.An annual event, the visit is part of a collaboration with St Helen’s Catholic Primary S...
Science and BHW
On Friday the 6th of October classes from St Joachim's experienced a science workshop based on the topic that they have been studying in class. Year 1 were investigating senses and sent blasts of air ...
Football match
On the 6th October, the teachers from St. Joachim's went over to St. Helen's to play a staff football match. After having played the first match St. Jo's needed to win. The match started off with the ...

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