Welcome Back!

Welcome back to all our children and families! It was lovely to see so many smiling faces on Tuesday morning as the children returned full of news and stories of their holiday adventures.  We welcomed our  new children in to our Reception class on Tuesday and Wednesday. They are settling in very well and enjoying our wonderful outdoor learning space. Please check the class blogs for more news and photos!


Goodbye and Thank You Father Tim!

This week we said goodbye to Father Tim. We presented him with a virtual garden bench which will be engraved and delivered to Ireland next term. Thank you for your generosity!  Year 5 led us in the assembly retelling key events in Father Tim’s life and we sang Sweet Thames Flow Softly which is one his favourite folk songs. Thank you to all the parents and governors who shared in our celebration. We will miss you Father Tim!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! Can’t Stop the Feeling!!!

It has been a wonderful year full of active learning opportunities. Thank you for all your support for and commitment to our school community. We wish you a lovely summer holiday break. We wish Ms Davey a fabulous wedding and honeymoon!

We hope you will enjoy our celebration of summer
I can’t stop the feeling
So just dance, dance, dance, come on!


International Evening

It has been a fantastic week for our school as we continue to celebrate our golden jubilee. Thank you to everyone who took part in our International Evening yesterday. It was wonderful to celebrate the different traditions and cultures represented within our Pope Paul community. Thank you to the teachers for preparing the songs and dances that each class performed and to the after school Spanish Club and Irish Dancing Club for entertaining us so beautifully with their singing and dancing. Thank you all for your generous donations of food; it was absolutely delicious! Monies raised on the door will go directly to further developing our international outdoor learning area.


Mass Of Thanksgiving

What a wonderful day for our whole school community!

It was a privilege to share in the joyous Mass of Thanksgiving for 50 years of Pope Paul School on Wednesday. The children read, sang and played beautifully. The Cardinal was very impressed and enjoyed receiving the Fairtrade Hamper from our Reception children.


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It was lovely to welcome back past teachers and governors to school as well as Westminster Diocesan Staff. Amanda Crowley, Deputy Director of  Education for the Diocese Of Westminster, commented on the children’s exemplary behaviour and the wonderful outdoor learning areas. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to support our school as we mark 50 years of Pope Paul.



English Folk Dancing Day

Yesterday the school was filled with the sound of the accordion as the children took part in Maypole and Morris Dancing. A fabulous time was had by all!






” We strive to respect and care for each other” Grenfell Fire Disaster Fund Raising

Yesterday we joined over 60 Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Westminster to show support to the families who have been affected by this tragedy. From our non school uniform day and garden party refreshments we raised £820 which will go directly to the Catholic Children’s Society Crisis Fund who are issuing cheques to families who  have lost their homes in this disaster. Our school mission prayer ” We strive to respect and care for each other” was truly in action yesterday as we supported families including those of St Francis Of Assisi Catholic Primary School in Notting Hill, one of our sister schools in the Diocese. A huge thank you for your wonderful generosity!


Garden Party to celebrate 50 Years of Pope Paul

Today we held our garden party to celebrate 50 years of our school. Each class created a garden to represent a decade from the 1960s to 2010s.

Reception Class took the 1980s and created the world of shoulder pads, trolls and colour.20170623_183208059

Year 1 celebrated the music group Oasis from the 1990s by creating a desert scene with a blue water feature in the centre.


Year 2 represented the 1970s by focussing on the children’s TV programme Rainbow.


Flower power was the theme for the Year 3 1960s garden with a host of colourful flowers.


Year 4 celebrated the Olympic theme of 2012 with stones painted in country flags.


The London eye and Big Ben featured in Year 5’s London Millennium garden,


while Year 6 celebrated the 1990s with a Spice Girl garden.


Well done everyone!


Potters Bar Carnival

What a fabulous time we had! Thank you to everyone who came to take part in our walking float. You looked amazing in your tie dye shirts and 1960s gear! It was wonderful to have such a huge turn out and  for Pope Paul Catholic Primary School to have such a significant presence in this Potters Bar Community event. It was lovely to see children, parents, staff and governors coming together to celebrate 50 years of our school. We are fortunate to have such a supportive school community. Thank you to Mrs Steff and our parishioners who helped run the Fairtrade Stall.  A big thank you goes to Mrs Theo, Mrs Lines, Mrs Joyce, Ms Chandler and Mrs McNamara who created the wonderful art display which was part of the schools’ art exhibition and who prepared the Fairtrade Stall early in the morning. Thank you to Miss Donatantonio, Mrs McDonald and Miss Davey  who added a blaze of colour to the procession! A special thank you goes to Mr Theo for transporting all the art work, Fairtrade equipment and goods to and from the carnival. It was very much appreciated!



Sports Day Fun!

Congratulations to St Francis’ House who won the KS1 Sports Day today. It was wonderful to see all the children showing such determination and perseverance whilst encouraging their team mates. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to support the children. Does anyone fancy a parents’ race next year?!?