St Francis de Sales Catholic

Church Road, Tottenham, London, N17 8AZ

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St Francis de Sales Catholic

Infant and Junior School

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Ken Wharfe

World Book Week

Kingsley Nebechi

Paul Lyalls

Laura Henry-Allain MBE

Over the past year, our school produced an art exhibition to raise funds for a diverse collection of books embracing the importance of STEAM education. Laura Henry Allain unveiled the books, which empowers our children to explore the world through diverse perspectives while fostering a love for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Our new collection features characters from diverse backgrounds, ensuring that every student can see themselves reflected in the pages of a book.

Thank you for your support and commitment to raise this money to shape a brighter future for our children.

Special Delivery- Baby Chicks

Michael Rosen

Shingi Mararike

Christmas raffle

The Christmas raffle on 18th December 2023 was a great success! The Grinch even tried to run away with one of the prizes!

We raised £1,140 - this will go towards the children's summer outings.

Thank you to all the parents and staff who bought raffle tickets. Congratulations to all the winners!

A big thank you to the following businesses for their donations:

Southern Communications Group 
Tottenham Hotspur 
Firstford Ltd. 
Howlett Associates 
NH Kitchens & Building Ltd. 

Christmas Angels

Carol Concert

Early Years Foundation Station Nativity

Leo Powell talking to Year 6 about County Lines

Remembrance Day

Year 4 meeting Onjali Q.Raúf

Year 4 had the opportunity to meet the very talented Onjali Q Raúf at Coombes Croft Library. She showed her new book ‘Where Magic Grows’ which is a selection of seven stories with each beginning with a poem.
Her adventure books are based on real people that she knows such as ‘The Extra-Specially-Super-Deliciously Fantastically Naughty Boy’ is linked to her younger brother. ‘The Night Bus Hero’ has the themes of bullying and homelessness. This story is inspired by a homeless man she would walk past on her way to school when she was a little girl. She would often give something to the homeless man. This has also influenced her to carry out charity work for numerous homeless charities.
‘The Boy in the Back of the Classroom’ refers to the theme of refugees. This has encouraged her work on working with the refugee camps in Northern France. A percentage of sales from her books goes to these charities.
Onjali gave the year 4 children tips about writing poetry. She said to “always read your lines out loud and check that it has a rhythm. Poems does not always have to rhyme!”


What inspired you to become an author? From Marilyn 

“ I had a teacher called Ms Cooney who really inspired me as well as my brother and my mum.” Said Onjali.

“Do you like writing stories?” From Szymon

Onjali said “ Yes! It does take time to write. I love the ideas, although I dislike writing the middle. My editor normally helps me. The end is my favourite when I see how the story comes together.”

“Have you read many books?” From Amelia 

Onjali said “I’ve published 13 books. There are more to come.”

What are the qualities of being a writer? From Anaiyah

“I write when I want to or can. The qualities are to never give up, use your experiences and don’t put any ideas in the bin, it might be useful in the future. It took 12 years to publish my first book!”

Did you like reading? From Maria 

“I would read by the window late at night at 8pm with the street light as my light, when really I should have been in bed!”

Who is your favourite author? From Jordan-Carter

I have 20,000 favourite authors! I have so many to choose from it is not possible to choose as I love all genres.”

When do you read? From Adonai 

“I read 3-4 times a day. I read books, magazines, newspapers.”


African Storytelling with Bimbola Olawanle

No Pens Day