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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 J. Allen
Headteacher

Recent News

Year 5 Pilgrimage to Bradwell on Sea
St Helen's and St Joachim's started the year with a joint Pilgrimage to Bradwell on Sea. We visited St Peter's Chapel for a Liturgy and Prayer Service, and then spent the afternoon taking part in a ra...
Year 1 Fire! Fire!
Year 1 enjoyed their journey back through time to see what it would have been like living in the 17th Century during The Great Fire of London. The children were able to try on clothing, enjoy watching...
Festival of Voices
After months of hard work, Year 4 finally performed for Festival of Voices at the Hackney Empire on Monday 11th July 2022. Year 4 performed amazingly and left the crowds speechless, as they announciat...
Southend Winners 2022
On Friday 8th July, the children chosen for various awards of excellence celebrated with a day trip to Southend fun fair. The children had a really fun time, going on rides which ranged from water rid...
St Joachim’s hosted an inter school chess competition with St Helen’s
St Joachim’s hosted an inter school chess competition with St Helen’s on Friday 24th June. It was an enjoyable day in which the children showed great skills and determination. A number of our children...
Science Fair
Our wonderful school community celebrated St Joachim’s Science Week last week. This involved lots of trips, workshops, quizzes, practical learning and competitions! The week culminated in St Joachim’s...
Hyde Park Education Centre
Year 4 enjoyed their science exploration trip to the Hyde Park Education centre. The children were able to explore and classify insects and their living habitats. They enjoyed finding insects in the p...
Year 5/6 took part in the Commonwealth youth games
Year 5/6 took part in the Commonwealth youth games held by our sporting partners at Langdon and Newham. The children took part in two events; Badminton and Hockey. The children performed extremely wel...
MFL Day
Bonjour tout le monde! St Joachim’s celebrated a wonderful French day with class quizzes and engaging French lessons. The children were also able to attend a French mini market where French food was s...
Year 5 at the Royal Observatory
Year 5 have been discovering the wonders of the universe at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Their day began by watching a demonstration of how the universe came to be and everything that can be fo...
Mini Vinnies Sleepover
On Friday 17th of June a number of our school Mini Vinnies took part in a sleepover in the school to help them understand a little bit about homelssness and how much of an issue it is in today's socie...
Year 6 visited the Royal Observatory.
During the visit we had the opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery of Greenwich. We then attended the Meet the neighbours show. A live planetarium show presented by an astronomer from the Royal ...
Reception Rocket Blast Off
Smashing Science!Children in Reception took part in a scientific workshop this week with a real scientist. The scientist helped us understand and learn all about energy and how it can be used. We made...
Reception Art
During Arts week Reception have been looking at jungle landscape art. They have used a variety of different materials to make their art. At the start of the project they talked about the different col...
Year 3 at the Newham Clean Air Event
Year 3 were fortunate enough to celebrate Clean Air Day at Newham Dockside. They learnt about air pollution and how they can pledge to help the environment. The children were able to try the Formula E...
London Youth Games
Four children from Y3/4 represented Newham and took part in the London Youth Games for Tennis this past week. They were up against all boroughs from around London. All the children that took part play...
Year 3 at the Science Museum
Year 3 Lourdes and Year 3 Walsingham enjoyed an exciting trip to the Science Museum as part of their arts week focus on ‘Arctic and Landscape Art.’The children were able to experience a 3D documentary...
Year 5 & 6 Tennis
Children from Y5/6 took part in a Tennis tournament hosted by our sports partnership Langdon Academy. The children played very well narrowly missing out on claiming the trophy but finishing 2nd place....
Year 5 Art
As part of the Arts project, Year 5 have been looking at how to use mixed media to create ‘Ocean Wave’ art. They took inspiration from Japanese artist Hokusai and his ‘Great Wave’ painting. They used ...
Year 6 at Queens House
On Tuesday this week Year 6 visited The Queens House. The children were given an opportunity to immerse themselves in the Queen’s House galleries and learn how the sea had inspired spectacular artwork...
Year 5 at Queens House
This week, year 5 visited Queen’s house for a ‘Sketching at Sea’ workshop. First, they had a tour of the building and discussed all the different types of art present. Their workshop then moved on to ...
Year 1 at St Pauls Cathedral
This week Yr 1 had a lovely visit to St Paul’s Cathedral. They were lucky enough to sit in private areas of the Cathedral to study the beautiful and intricate mosaic art that covered the ceilings and ...
Year 2 trip to Chalkwell
As part of arts week, both Year 2 classes had a great opportunity to visit Chalkwell Beach. The children drew some wonderful landscape art on the beach-front, inspired by their focus artist, William T...
Year 4 at Tate Britain
Year 4 went to Tate Britain during our Art weeks project. They enjoyed looking at different art and artists throughout the day. The children said that they have enjoyed looking at different landscapes...
Art Skills Fair
During Art week the children visited our Art skills fair and were lucky enough to learn some different art techniques from some of our teachers and our Art ambassadors. The children learnt how to wate...
St Joachim’s Celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
“Thursday’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Street party for the children was great fun and a great success. The children certainly turned up in an impressive array of clothing, with many of the boys and gir...
Sporting Success
On the 24th May four of our Year 4 children were invited to take part in the Borough mixed Tennis Finals. The children performed really well and worked hard to dispatch opposing schools. They progress...
Reception's Fluffy Friends
On Tuesday we had a very special delivery of some eggs. We talked about all the things they thought might be inside the eggs. They had some very good ideas such as dragons, turtles and a bird.When the...
Year 6 in the Lake District Day 4!
Today was Year 6’s last full day in the Lake District. They have had an amazing time and have grown and overcome many challenges.Miss Joseph said her group's favourite activity was gorge walking. Afte...
Year 6 in the Lake District Day 3!
The adventures continue for Year 6 on their third day in the Lake District, they have been very lucky and have enjoyed some wonderful weather.They enjoyed gorge walking, mountain hiking, rowing, canoe...
The Month of Mary
St Joachim’s have been remembering Mary during this month of May.We have been running rosary clubs during lunch and break times for Reception, KS1 and KS2. These are well attended by the children and ...
Paired Reading Y3L and RL
This morning Reception Lourdes were visited by Year 3 Lourdes. The children were placed into pairs and the Year 3 children read them stories. The children were all very well behaved and Reception love...
Year 6 in the Lake District Day 2!
Today was Year 6’s full day of adventures.They have enjoyed a range of activities from mountain hiking, gorge walking, tunnelling, rowing, canoeing and forest conservation.The children have enjoyed be...
Year 6 in the Lake District Day 1
Year 6 arrived at the Lake District in the early afternoon and were very eager to get stuck into lots of different activities. They started the evening's activities with some fun team building challen...
Cambridge Graduation
This week, 11 of our Year 5 pupils attended their Scholarship Programme graduation at Cambridge University. Over the last few months they have been taking part in lectures and writing their essays bas...
St Joachim's Sings at the Windsor Horse Show for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
On Sunday 15th May 2022 7 members of our school sang as part of the Her Majesty's Children's Commonwealth Choir at the Windsor Horse Show as part of the Queen's 70th, Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Th...
Holy Communion
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world - John 6:33On Saturday the 14th of May a group of children from St Joachim’s made their First Holy Communion at...
Reception's Wiggly Visitors
Reception Lourdes and Reception Walsingham have had some small wiggly visitors over the last two weeks. We have learnt all about the life cycle of a caterpillar and we have got to watch it happen in o...
Citizen of the Year
On 13 May, Catholic schools in the Diocese were invited to the annual diocesan Citizenship Award ceremony for pupils. Schools were invited to nominate pupils who had displayed outstanding awareness of...
St Joachim's Sings at Salisbury Cathedral for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
On Saturday 23rd April 2022 children from St Edward's, St Joachim's and St Winefride's travelled to Salisbury Cathedral to perform at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concer...
Following Christ's Footsteps - London Stations of the Cross Walk
As part of the Catholic tradition during Lent, many Catholics participate in a special church service called the 'Stations of the Cross' which involves focussing on and reflecting on Christ's final jo...
Year 3 Visit Gunnersbury Museum for a Victorian Day
On 7th March 2022, both Year 3L and Year 3W journeyed to Gunnersbury Museum for an interactive and immersive experience about the life of a Victorian child. The visit began with a workshop where the c...
Year 2 Gunnersbury Museum Trip
As part of the Charles Dickens’ project, both Year 2 classes went to Gunnersbury Museum in West London. This is a big house where many rich Victorians used to live, including the Rothschild family. We...
Year 3W World Book Day Celebrations: Book Tasting
Year 3 Walsingham spent the afternoon of World Book Day, on the 3rd March 2022, having a book tasting event in the classroom. Books from our classroom library were spread out and the children were abl...
St Joachim's School Council Visit the Refugee and Migrant Project. (RAMP)
St Joachim's School Council representatives went on a visit to The Refugee and Migrant Project (RAMP) as part of the OLOG Citizenship project on Building Bridges. They went to see how they operate and...
St Joachim’s Classic Poetry Project 2022
On the last week of January saw the conclusion of St Joachim’s annual Classic Poetry Project – an English project which is focussed on reading, analysing, and reciting classic poems. On Friday 21st Ja...
Carol Singing at Trafalgar Square
St Joachim’s Choir sang their hearts out on a cold and damp evening in Trafalgar Square. On the 8th December 10 children from Years 4&5 choir sang beautifully at Trafalgar square to raise money for FO...
Nativity
This week we were lucky enough to get to see our Early Years and KS1 children perform their Nativities.Nursery and Reception performed ‘The Big Little Nativity’ All the children sang beautifully and u...
The school Mini Vinnies are back in Action!
This Christmas the children who are part of the Mini Vinnie’s society decided they wanted to create a small gift for the elderly or vulnerable people of our parish. They wanted to put a smile on the f...
Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day
Today we enjoyed our school Christmas lunch. They wore their festive jumpers and tucked into a traditional turkey Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. They listened to Christmas music, popped crack...
Chess
A huge congratulations to the 10 children who took part in the London Chess Classic tournament on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at the Cavendish Centre.It was a rather enjoyable day, starting from 8:30am ...
Guildhall Art Gallery
Last week Year 3 had the pleasure of visiting Guildhall Art Gallery as organised by Mrs Corbin. They were treated to a drama-based workshop where they focused on how their bodies communicate with othe...
Year 5/6 Hockey
On the 1st of December some of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in a mixed hockey competition. The children performed really well and worked hard to progress to the final where they played Sandring...
Custom House Library Year 1
Year 1 had a lovely time in Custom House Library. They were reminded about how the library works and how they can borrow books to promote reading for their personal interests. They also had a story wi...
Year 2 Custom House Libary
Year 2 had a lovely time in custom house library. They were reminded about how the library works and how they can borrow books to promote reading for their personal interests. They also had a story wi...
Year 6 Tate and Lyle refinery site
This week Year 6 visited the Tate and Lyle refinery site for the Junior Citizens Programme run by the Metropolitan Police, it focused on safety awareness, and how the pupils can be smart citizens in s...
School Council Newham's Remembrance Service
The school council attended Newham's Remembrance Service at West Ham Park on Thursday, in remembrance and appreciation of the fallen soldiers of British conflicts and wars. In school, all the children...
London Zoo
Year 5 visited London Zoo as part of their science topic: ‘Circle of Life’. The children explored the zoo in order to find mammals, amphibians, insects and birds, to see if they could identify the dif...
Sports is back!
Last week On Wednesday year 2 children took part in the first sports competition of the new school year. The competition was Hot Potato. The children perform excellently and as a result came 3rd place...
Sparkle Award
Sparkle Award Last year we were visited by the Mr and Mrs Mizen who founded the Mizen foundation in memory of their son Jimmy. They work closely with children in London to end violence and knife crime...
Year 6 Camping 2021 Day 1
Year 6 Camping 2021 - Day 1Together with the Year 6 pupils from St Helen’s we arrived we safely at the camp site in East Sussex. The children spent the day completing a range of science lessons which ...
Year 6 Camping - Day 3
Year 6 Camping - Day 3 After completing more lovely activities in the morning we travelled to the famous Seven Sisters Cliffs. This involved another walk which the children persevered through. We firs...
Year 6 Camping 2021 Day 2
Year 6 Camping Trip - Day 2On the second day the children took part in more outdoor learning in the glorious sunshine, they made shelters from the natural environment. The pupils went on a walk on the...
Year 6 Camping Trip - Day 4
Year 6 Camping Trip - Day 4 On our last day we packed up and tidied the campsite. The children took part in a Liturgy Service to spend time in prayer, being grateful for all the wonderful gifts we hav...
Art Matters Online Exhibition 2021
St. Joachim's pupils have been busy working on some wonderful artwork for this years Art Matters exhibition. Usually, the exhibition takes place in the University of East London, however this year tak...
Classic Poetry Project: Record-breaking entries!
This year, our annual Classic Poetry project saw record-breaking entries for our recital competition! Over 50 pupils entered, and it was truly fantastic to see such enthusiasm and passion for the poem...
The Myths and Legends Project 2020
St. Joachim's have now concluded the wonderful 4 week Myths and Legends project which is part of this year's Autumn English curriculum. During the project, the children explored the exciting tales of ...
Year 6 Science Trips and Special Pilgrimage
Normally our Year 6 start their school year with a 4 day science camp and a one day pilgrimage to Walsingham. This year we couldn’t do this as we are not permitted to have residential trips. So the ye...
Reception to Year 6 Admissions
Throughout the year we do have families move out of the area and so from time to time we do have vacancies at St. Joachim’s in other year groups. If you know anyone who has a child and would like to s...
Reception, Year 1 ,Year 2 Admissions
We currently have vacancies for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Forms can be downloaded from our web site: www.st-joachims.newham.sch.uk and returned to admissions@st-joachims.newham.sch.uk wi...
SSAT Educational Outcomes Award
St Joachim's Catholic Primary School is one of the highest performers in England, winning national awards for Children's Progress - top 10% St Joachim's Catholic Primary School has been recognised nat...
Poetry By Heart 2020 - Newham Primary School Winners!
On Thursday, 2 of our Year 6 pupils took part in the Newham round of the national poetry competition: Poetry by Heart, held at Lister Community School. They performed 'A Smuggler's Song' and 'Colonel ...
Holocaust Memorial Day 2020
This morning, five pupils from Y6 attended Newham’s Holocaust memorial. During the service, our Head Boy represented the pupils of St. Joachim's with a recital of Refugee Blues by WH Auden, which he r...
Poets and Recitals 2020
This week saw the conclusion of our annual Classic Poetry project – an English project which is focussed on reading, analysing, and performing famous and well-regarded classic poems. As part of the pr...
Primary Robotics
A group of children from St Joachim's, along with Miss O'Flaherty have joined with children from the other Newham Catholic primaries schools to investigate programming and robotics. It is great to see...
St. Joachim's win 2nd Place at London Chess Classic Tournament!
A huge congratulations to the 18 children who took part in the London Chess Classic tournament on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at Kensington. It was a rather long day, starting from 8:30am to 5pm, but th...
Science fiction project: KS2 visit the Natural History Museum and Science Museum
As part of our current Science fiction project, Years 3, 5 and 6 visited the Natural History Museum to investigate how science has developed and changed through time. The classes discovered the origin...
Mini Vinnies Sleep-out
This Friday members from our Mini Vinnies club took part in a sleep-out at St Helen's. The children wrote prayer cards and took part in a liturgy to remember all the homeless people who do not have a ...
Remembrance Day Service
The school council attended Newham's Remembrance Service at West Ham Park today, in remembrance and appreciation of the fallen soldiers of British conflicts and wars. In school, all the children took ...
Science fiction project: The History of Science in 60 minutes
This week saw the launch of the English project: Science fiction. During the project, the children will be studying a number of different science fiction books, with authors including: HG Wells, Jules...
St. Joachim's pilgrimage to Rome
This week, over 20 of our year 5s spent 5 days in Rome on a special pilgrimage, joined by St. Edward’s and St. Michael’s primary schools. During their pilgrimage, the pupils visited the Vatican, share...
St. Joachim's celebrate Harvest Festival
This half-term, St. Joachim's celebrated the annual Harvest Festival through a whole school assembly. Everyone gave very generously to the harvest - it was a magnificent collection and it has all been...
Bishop Alan blesses the official opening of the Walsingham Wing - 26th September 2019
​Today was one of the most significant days in the history of our school. After two years of building works, today​ we officially opened our brand-new Walsingham Wing! The occasion was made even more ...
Prefects 2019-2020
We are pleased to announce that our new school prefects of 2019-2020 have now been appointed. Applicants for the roles were interviewed by the School Council, and the members then convened together an...

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Nursery to Reception meeting will be held on Tuesday, 4th October at 2pm.
We currently have vacancies in our Reception, Year 2 and Year 3 classes. Please go to our admissions page for an application form. Applications are still available for Nursery starting 2022-23.