St Gildas
St. Gildas'
Catholic Junior School

Latest News

Welcome to our latest news page!

 We'll be updating this page with articles, as they happen, so please visit regularly.

January News

Gold Awards: Friday 5th January 2018

Well done to all of the winners!


Year 3: Scarlett, Lucinda, and Oliwia                                          5B: Eden

4A: Shemiah                                                                                          5C: Julien and Alex S

4M: Ben and Maeve                                                                             Year 6: Joshua, brady, Millie and Tomas


December News

GOLD AWARDS: Friday 15th December 2017

Well done to all of the winners!


                  Year 3 and 4 Nativity superstars!                                         Year 5: Sofia, Alfie P, Lottie and Maggie

                                                                                                                         Year 6: Anthony, Jessica, Florence and Callum


GOLD AWARDS: Friday 8th December 2017

Well done to all of the winners!


Year 3 winners: Elodie, Aseem, Aofie and Tia                            4A: For the Advent Liturgy


                  4M: For the Advent Liturgy                             Year 5 winners: Alfie, Gabriel, Eden and Bridie 


                       6P winners: Joe and Mariam                              6W: for working well under pressure!


 GOLD AWARDS: Friday 1st December 2017

A huge well done to the following children for amazing efforts in school this week:

3E  Whole class                           3F Mia Rose and Agnieska

4A  Liam and Ema                       4M Alex G, Maeve and Heidi

5B  Araya and Paddy                  5C Elena and Adina

6P  Ollie and Sofia                       6W Melian and Ike



November News


GOLD AWARDS: Friday 24th November 2017 

A huge well done to following children for amazing efforts in school this week.

3E Meghan and Albert                                                            3F Ben and Kamal

4A  Alfie and Ruaridh                                                               4M Holly and Jamie

5B  Leo, Nina and Thomas                                                    5C The whole class

6P  Daniel and  Oscar                                                              6W Nela and Joseph 


Friday 17th Nomvember 2017: Children in Need

St Gildas' took part in a Pyjama Day to raise money for Children in Need. It was the ultimate dress down Friday! Children and staff loved coming to school in their finest onesies and we had great fun all day. We raised £388 so a huge thank you to children and families for their continued support in our fundraising efforts. 



May News

GOSH Cake Sale

Wednesday 24th May

Congratulations to our year 6 team of parents and pupils on their successful cake sale. We thank them for working hard to bake and sell their delicious products, which helped to raise money for the school. Thank you to all those who helped support the school through buying their products!



 April News

Welcome back Mrs Hood!

We are delighted to have Mrs. Hood back with us, after her year long maternity leave. We also thank Miss O'Donnell and Miss Bergin for their hard work, in her absence.

A- Life!

19th April

Today the school welcomed Pete and Rachel from A-Life, a company committed to raising the profile of healthy eating and physical fitness amongst young people. They delivered workshops, using educational games to teach the children the importance of looking after our health. Later in the day, they took part in an active workout session. Pictures are to follow.

Children can log in to the A- Life Team's website to complete the 7 Day Healthy Challenge via this link.

March News

The Stations of the Cross

29th March

The whole school celebrated a very reverent reflection for The Stations of the Cross on Wednesday afternoon. After congregating in the school hall to begin the reflection together, we journeyed to each classroom to observe their interpretations for each station and pray together. The children behaved respctfully and with reverance and all agreed that it was a very special way to both prepare for Easter and end our Spring Term.

February News

Governor Day 9th February

This Thursday we will be welcoming our Governors into school. They will have the opportunity to visit lessons and meet with pupils and staff. There will also be an opportunity for parents to meet Governors from 2:45pm-3:15pm in the school hall, where they will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to ask a question, please email the school office on and the governors will reply to you via email.

Pendarren 2017

February 5th

Year 6 enjoyed an exhilarating Pendarren 2017. All totally embraced the adventurous, challenging spirit of Pendarren. All triumphed in the activities: exploring the grounds of Pendarren house on our first afternoon; canoeing along the Brecon and Monmouth Canal; climbing the high ropes in the Pendarren grounds; walking from Langland Bay to Caswell Bay and then hunting for crabs and starfishes in rock pools; exploring the River Lightning (Afon Mellte) from its source to its journey underground forming magnificent caves and then seeing its splendour and power in a raging waterfall; finally climbing local Brecon mountains on our last morning. What a trip of friendship and togetherness with great support and leadership from the Pendarren staff and St. Gildas' staff.

Pendarren is under threat of closure by Haringey Council - if you are asked to support the campaign for Haringey to keep Pendarren please do endorse it as it is such a VALUABLE resource for ALL Haringey pupils (past, present and FUTURE) - irreplaceable!

A record of the daily news from the Pendarren adventure, including photographs, can be found in its own news section here on the site.

Welcome home Year 6!

February 3rd

A rain sodden evening didn't dampen the excitement, as family and friends eagerly awaited the return of our year 6s from their residential trip to Pendarren. The coach eventally arrived, after a slow end of leg journey through the London rush hour. We were finally reunited with our very excited and tired pupils and staff. We welcome you all home and wish you a very relaxing weekend.

A plea for help!

February 1st

Are you a driver and free between the 26th-30th May? If so, you might be able to help our valiant bikers 'Team Lycra' on the second leg of their fund raising journey. The team plans to cycle from St. Gildas-De-Bois in western France to London, a trip of 300miles! Planning is still in the early stages, but if you are interested and think you can help, please see the full document at the bottom of this page for more information.

January News

Themed dinners from our caterers Lunchtime UK.

January 16th

Our caterers have just announced more dates for themed dinners. Please look at the 'menus' section from the Parent's menu of the website.

Year 6 Parents Information

January 10th

A short video summarising the 2017 Key Stage 2 tests is now available to view under our Parents' menu. 

December News

Autumn Pupil Newsletter

Our budding journalists from the Newsletter Club have completed their Autumn Newsletter, which can now be downloaded from the Children menu.

Year 6 Advent Service at Westminster Cathedral

On Wednesday 7th December 2016 both Year 6 classes were invited to Westminster Cathedral for the annual Angel Song Advent Service organised by the Catholic Children's Society as a thank you for the support St. Gildas' gives to this charity annually. The celebrant was Bishop John Sherrington - Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster. The cathedral was filled with many children from schools across the Diocese. The sound of them all singing carols was uplifting and they were totally beguiled by the rendition of the Nativity story and were in a state of awe and wonder when a real donkey and sheep paraded down the aisle! A special way during Advent to prepare for the gift of Jesus.

Come to the Christmas Market! 



November News

November's Literacy Challenge

Congratulations to Freya from 5P, who won the November Literacy Challenge! This was the first in a series of regular literacy challenges which will be set by Miss Evans to keep our writers busy!

Freya wrote a very emotive poem called 'One Day, One Year, Changed Everything'. The poem can be found below or on the Literacy Page.

We look forward to lots more exciting Literacy challenge news in the future!

5A Assembly

30th November

Class 5A completed the season of Assemblies for the Autumn Term, with their Wednesday Assembly on the theme of Advent and Forgiveness. 

The children explored getting prepared for Christmas in the context of preparing yourself, forgiveness, penance and peace.

We thank all parents and carers who have been able to support our assemblies this term and look forward to seeing many of you at the Christmas Market and/ or the  December Nativity Production.

Drumming Workshops

24th November

Today the children had the opportunity to experience African Drumming with djembe drums! Abass and Mershack from One Drum led a workshop with each class through the day. All children experienced playing the djembe drum alongside Abass and Mershack, and took part in a question and answer session to find out all about the drums and their role in African culture.

Please see below for a link to the One Drum website.

Opening Evening 22nd November


Operation Christmas Child

Over the last 3 weeks, the children have been very busy donating items for our Operation Christmas Child shoe box appeal. Each class collected toys, school supplies and treats which were packed into a shoe box, wrapped and sent off to be given to a child in need somewhere in the world.
All the children have been so very generous and we hope that on Christmas Day this year, they will remember that their actions will have made another child feel happy and loved.
We have signed up to the tracking service which will allow us to see where in the world our parcels end up. 
Watch this space for an update, early in the new year.
Thank you to all who gave so generously.