On 12th December St Helen’s choir joined choirs from all
of the Newham Catholic Schools at St Antony’s Church in
Forest Gate. With readings and beautiful carols, sung by all
the schools, the congregation enjoyed the Christmas story.
It was a wonderful occasion with all schools coming together
to celebrate our faith.
A group of children from St Helen's have joined with
children from the other Catholic primaries schools to
investigate programming and robotics. It is great to see
their focus and great co-operation in mixed school groups
and to have expertise from St Bon's to guide and support
On 12th November, Choir had an opportunity to sing at The
Royal Albert Hall as part of a mass choir. They were singing
an opera "Full Circle" written by the young people of
Newham, for the young people of Newham and performed by the
young people of Newham. The opera is about young people's
experience of living in Newham but overcoming all
adversities to succeed.
Year 3&4 performed Lights Camel Action 2 - The Sequin. Based
on the format of Strictly Come Dancing, the children had fun
sharing the story of Christmas and importance the birth of
Jesus holds, through song and dance.
Sarah in 6B has won the Little Inventors Design Challenge.
She designed an excellent organiser for her teacher. Her
design was chosen as the best invention in Newham and was
created into a real object by a professional designer.
Runners up include Virtue 4B, Jowita 4B and Malaki 5Y. Sarah
and the runners up spent the day at Here East in Stratford
and used 3D printers in order to make Sarah's design into a
real life object.
On Tuesday 10th December Reception & KS1 performed 'Away in
a Manger' with enthusiasm and joy. Children developed a
greater understanding of their faith through sharing the
Nativity story. In class, the children learnt and discussed
the events and preparation of Advent.