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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Rosebank, West Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 7RT
Tel. 01372 727850

Celebrating Our Culture

Cultural Richness

We are blessed that our school is culturally very rich and diverse, with significant number of first generation children from the Philippines, Brazil, Mauritius, India, and Africa and a further large group of families who are second generation Italian, Spanish and Irish.

We work hard to be a school for all communities, taking every opportunity to celebrate one or other of the cultures.

Celebrating British Culture

We have a tradition of naming our classes on an annual basis - Famous Writers, Saints, Explorers and so on. In the past, our classes were named after inspirational people who made Britain great. Our classes studied their namesake and learned about core British Values which these people represent for us, some of whom were,

Mary Seacole           Andy Murray              JK Rowling              Sir David Attenborough         Sir Ernest Shackleton  

We continued to maintain a display in the school hall about these people so as to remind the children of the key reasons why these people were great. We change our class names annually and some have been named after British birds, dinosaurs and historical figures. For 2020-2021, we have used the names of pioneer scientists:

Gallileo                     Pasteur                     Anning                      Edison                 Crane               Bell             Attenborough             Thomson

We celebrate our diverse cultures regularly. An example would be the Filipino culture day to coincide with the National day of the Philippines, when the majority of our Filipino parents came along to school for the day, to provide a rich cultural experience for the children.

Similarly the UNESCO day of Cultural diversity, was a celebration of 13 of our cultural backgrounds.

National Day of the Philippines