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Headteacher's Welcome

We are delighted to welcome you to our school website. St Helen’s is a very happy school where we continually strive to ensure every child develops their talents and achieves all they can spiritually, academically and socially. We focus on developing the whole child and believe that Christ and the Gospel values are at the heart of all we do. Providing a safe environment, excellent opportunities, both in and out of school, and celebrating the great diversity of our community, whilst learning to serve others, makes St Helen’s a wonderful place for children, families and staff to learn and grow.

We hope you enjoy our site, whether you are a pupil, parent, member of staff, governor or prospective employee, or just want to browse. We hope you feel the sense of achievement, enjoyment, hard work, love and care that the children at St Helen’s experience during their time at St Helen’s.

With very best wishes,

Mrs. Gael Hicks

Recent News

War Horse
On the 26th of February, year 6 pupils went to Brighton in order to see the stage production of War Horse. They had been studying War Horse in English lessons and went to see the play in order to make...
Young Voices
On a Tuesday 29th January 2018, 65 pupils from Saturday School and KS2 choir took part in The Young Voices Concert at the the O2 Arena. The choir consisted of over 7600 primary children. They performe...
Art Matters
KS2 Art Club have been busy creating images to be used in the Art Matters Exhibition 2018. We had the opportunity to visit the University of East London to have our art work photographed in a professi...
Mini Vinnies Marathon
The children in the Mini Vinnies completed a 26 mile relay marathon to raise money for The British Red Cross. Children participated in a range of ways; walking, running, jogging, scooting and roller s...
KS2 Debate
The whole of Key Stage Two took part in the school debate where they put forward arguments for and against the statement 'First aid should be compulsory in the curriculum’.  
Year 2 held a danceathon to raise money as their charitable event and to promote healthy lifestyles.
EYFS & KS1 Handprint Theatre
EYFS & KS1 Thoroughly enjoyed workshops from Handprint Theatre about Preparing for Life.The children were learning about:• Making friends - getting on with others• Reinforcing skills; turn taking, sha...
Moral Maze
20 children visited St Joachim’s and took part in the Moral Maze thinking about everyday morale issues and deciding what they would do in those cases.
Houses of Parliament
Year 6 Visited the Houses of Parliament where they had a tour of the House of Lords learning about parliamentary procedures.  
British Museum
12 children from years 3-5 were chosen to attend an exhibition at the British Museum titled: Living with the Gods.The exhibition challenged the children to learn about all faiths and traditions and co...
Fruit Kebabs
The children in Year One have raised money for The British Red Cross by making fruit kebabs and selling them during their playtime.
First Aid
St. John's Ambulance came to Year 5 last week to teach us basic first aid. During our session, we learnt how to perform the recovery position and how to help others with some basic first aid skills.
Geographical Walk
In Year 5 we took a geographical walk along the Barking road to investigate the number of healthy food shops versus unhealthy food shops. We found that there are many more unhealthy options that healt...
Hindu Temple
Year 5 visited the Hindu Temple in East Ham: Sri Mahalakshmi Temple.The children have been studying the Hindu faith this half term to ensure they grow respecting others and appreciating others beliefs...
The Wizard of Oz pantomime at The Peacock Theatre
The children in Key Stage Two went to watch The Wizard of Oz pantomime at The Peacock Theatre. The children watched an amazing performance put on by Price Water House Cooper Company, who aim to nurtur...
Norwegian Visitors
St Helen’s welcomed nearly fifty Norwegian headteachers and inspectors to the school on Wednesday 24th January. The focus of the visit was Innovation; therefore they spent the morning in presentations...
Junior Citizens
Year 5 attended Junior Citizens at Tate and Lyle on Monday 22nd January 2018. They worked with the Metropolitan Police, Transport Police, St John's Ambulance, the London Fire Brigade, RNLI (Royal Nati...
The gold TFL stars award for 2017
TfL's STARS schools accreditation scheme inspires young Londoners to think differently about travel and its impact on their health, well being and the environment. St Helen's was re accredited in Octo...
The Greater London Authority (GLA)
Year 5 visited the Greater London Authority (GLA) as part of Citizenship Week. The children focussed on the Mayor of London’s role and how he has an impact on our city. Year 5 were fortunate enough to...
Museum of Childhood
Year 1 went to the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood to look at how toys have changed throughout history. We had a workshop called ‘A Timeline of Toys’ and explored the museum.
Barbican Centre
Year two visited the Barbican Centre to watch and listen to the London Symphony Orchestra. Firstly, the children were introduced to the different parts of the orchestra. Then pupils joined in with son...
The Queen’s Christmas Message 2017
Some students from St-Helen's Catholic Primary School were lucky enough to be included in the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir for The Queen's Christmas Message broadcast on Christmas Day 2017. ...
The British Library
Year 3 had the opportunity to visit the British Library where we discovered a lot of information about sacred texts from all religions. We went with year 6 and completed many tasks in groups. The trip...
Benjamin Franklin House
As part of our Science work in Year 4, we visited Benjamin Franklin House. There we learned about the human body, about electricity and Benjamin Franklin's work and about life in the time that he live...
Christmas Events
We have been exceptionally blessed to be reminded of the meaning of Christmas by the children throughout the school. On 30th November, the choir went to Rathbone Market to sing for the switching on of...
Kellogg's Breakfast Club Award
St Helen's won the Best Breakfast Club in London Award. The children had a tour of the Houses of Parliament and attended an award ceremony to accept their trophy and £1000 prize.
West Ham Park
Year 1 went with Year 6 pupils went to West Ham Park for orienteering and compass making workshops as part of their Geography work.
Maths & Economy Focus Weeks
As part of our Maths and Economy Focus Weeks Year 6 have been looking at making profits from investments and businesses. On Monday 4th December we set up and ran our own business during break time wit...
Year 1 and Year 6 pupils went to West Ham Park for orienteering and compass making as part of their Geography work.
Under the Sea
On Monday, year 1 and reception participated in "Under the Sea" workshops with Perform for Schools. They were drama workshops that focused on developing their  understanding of the world and geography...
Mission Week
During the week beginning13th November we celebrated Mission Week, beginning with a launch assembly in the Chapel and followed by a procession back to school following the Blessed Sacrament. We then g...
Character Week
Before October half term we had Character Week, focusing on myths and legends to help develop the children’s love of reading and books.Our teachers read their favourite stories to us and Foundation an...
OLOG Cultural/Black History
During September both St Helen’s and St Joachim’s have been focusing in on Cultural History or Black History. Within our schools we focused on different inspirational role models, iconic people, inven...
Coffee Morning
On the 29th of September 2017, the school council along with the the head boys and girls held a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan cancer support. The morning was very successful and in total...
Cultural History
During September we had Cultural History weeks based on the theme Icons and Inventors where each class focused in on an iconic person and a scientist/inventor. Each class looked at inspirational role ...
Art Matters Exhibition
On 6th July Year 2 visited the University of East London for the Art Matters exhibition, Newham's annual schools' art exhibition exploring the power of creativity across the curriculum. We looked at w...
Festival of Voices
On 3rd July, Year 5 sang for the crowd at the Tower of London in preparation for the Festival of Voices.On 11th July, we performed at the Hackney Empire in the Festival of Voices with Britannia Villag...
International Evening
On Friday 30th June we held International Evening and invited families to come along and share the fun. We started the celebration with a special mass in the chapel and then all classes from Nursery t...
National Portrait Gallery
Year 1 we have been learning about portraits in our art topic. To further our learning we visited the National Portrait Gallery. We studied different styles and materials used to create portraits.

Upcoming Events

Local Church - Community: Nursery & Pre School AM children - in the Nursery
22nd February
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Class Mass- 1st Reading : 3Y
22nd February
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Choral Performance poetry
22nd February
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