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St Joseph's Convent Preparatory School

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An Independent Prep School for Ages 3-11

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At St. Joseph’s, our children are at the centre of everything we do.


We value the support and input of our families hugely and place great importance on the collaborative effort between school and home, in ensuring our children achieve the best they can.


I believe in working in partnership with parents to create a welcoming school community that is inclusive for all.


The idea behind my Head Teacher Instagram page, our school Facebook page and my weekly parental newsletters is to promote partnership between the school, our children and all parents and to highlight our engagement in whole school community activities, which support the education and welfare of the pupils.


I will be updating this page with the latest newsletter each week.  You can also find copies of our past newsletters on our newsletters page.


I will also be uploading our Wednesday Word newsletter each week.  You can find copies of this newsletter in our Catholic Life section. 


Miss D. Buckley, Head Teacher 




29th November 2019


Christmas has arrived at St. Joseph’s. We are full of festive cheer. Well done to our Chamber Choir who started off the festivities by singing at Bluewater last week. It was fab-yule-ous!

We are very busy preparing for our Christmas Experience next Friday. We will be having a yuletide feast and a very special visitor may come along! We will also be having a Christmas Market in the hall where you can buy beautiful handmade crafts that our children are busily preparing with love. We will have a Christmas cinema, arts room and you will be able to write your letter to Santa. Santa will also be in his Grotto for those who have booked a visit to see him. I look forward to seeing you all there!


Termly parent meeting

Our Autumn parent meeting will be on Wednesday 4th December at 9am in the hall.


KS 2 Carol Service

Our KS 2 Carol Service will be at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Gravesend on Thursday 5th December at 2pm. Please complete the attached form to collect your child from the church after the service and if you would like to bring siblings from KS1, please let the office know.


Demelza Carolathon

Our Chamber Choir will be singing outside Costa/McDonalds in Gravesend, in aid of Demelza, on Friday 6th December from 10 – 10.30. Please come along and support us.


Secret Santa

We will be having our annual Secret Santa Sale on Monday 9th December. Children can bring money in to purchase items for family members. They can wrap them up at school so that the recipient has no idea what the present is. Items will be priced at £3, £4, £5 & £6.

Once each child has purchased an item there will be a further opportunity for children who want to buy more than one present.


KS 1 Nativity

Our KS1 Nativity will be on Tuesday 10th December at 2.20 pm in the school hall.


Christmas Jumper Day

On 11th December, our children and staff will be wearing Christmas jumpers to school in aid of Save the Children. It is also be our annual Christmas dinner day and we are looking forward to our scrumptious meal, prepared by our lovely ladies in the kitchen.


Christmas Pantomime

On the 12th December, the whole school will have our annual outing to the panto at the Woodville halls. This is sponsored by our Friends. We are very excited!


Last day of school

On Friday 13th December, we will be finished at 12pm. There will be no afterschool club.

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Contact Details 01474 533012

46 Old Road East,

Gravesend, Kent,

DA12 1NR