Celebrating 125 Years

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the foundation of St Joseph’s in 1894 by the Sisters of St Marie Madeleine Postel. Our annual Founders Day held this week, was the perfect occasion to launch a year of celebrations. This year’s special event was attended by Governors, former staff, alumni and friends of St Joseph’s, along with current staff and pupils.

Headmaster Mr Colpus opened proceedings by providing an overview of the last 125 years, starting with the Sisters of St Marie Madeleine Postel and St Joseph’s Convent, as the school was first known. Mr Colpus highlighted how far we had come as a school including how much has changed, such as the introduction of a co-educational environment in 2010, leading up to the modern day, and thanked our wide community of supporters.

The Founders Day Service was led by Father John, who reflected on the importance of a close community, such as St Joseph’s, and pupils brought to the altar items representing everything that is special about the school. The Service was brought to a close with a final hymn, led by Mrs Kesel and the school choir and our Founders’ Day guests enjoyed a celebratory lunch, during which our Head Students Angelica and Hugh spoke about their many unforgettable experiences and memories formed during their time at the school.

Founders Day culminated with a performance by a string quartet from the London Mozart Players accompanied by five of our talented Music students, marking the launch of the school’s exciting new partnership with the renowned orchestra. A particularly poignant moment was the premiere by the London Mozart Players of a piece composed by Deputy Head Boy, Louis Upton-Wheeler, as part of his A Level course. We look forward to building on this special partnership during our anniversary year and beyond.

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