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Friday 21st July 2017

Farewell to All Our Leavers

Earlier today we celebrated the final Mass of the school year together as a school community and gave thanks for our Year 6 children who move onto a new phase in their education journey. We also celebrated the service shown by both Mrs Hale and Miss Bradley to all at St. Joseph's School.

We also wish other pupils who are leaving today every success at their new schools too.

The focus for this week's Wednesday Word in 'growing'. Each day is a new opportunity for us all to grow in goodness. Regularly praying together is a powerful way for the family to keep growing in love. We are all called to consider how we can be more loving and to follow God's ways each day.

Perhaps sharing our smile more often; showing greater fairness and equality to all; being more patient and to pray for someone who may have upset us.

Our central aim as a school is for all the children to grow and develop to their God-given potential following the example of Jesus Christ.

The Gospel values and virtues provide a basis for the children to develop skills for living and learning.

May God continue to guide, support and protect all our leavers in their future journey ahead.

'We cannot grow up by ourselves; rather, we journey and grow in a community, in a family." Pope Francis

I would like to thank all our school staff, parents, volunteers and parishioners for their continued hard-work, commitment and support to the development of every child here at St. Joseph's. I wish you all a very happy, peaceful and relaxing summer break.

Race for Jude Fundraising Event

Thank you to all the children and parents who supported the Race for Jude event at the end of last month. An amazing total of £1,112.95 has been raised to support Jude with the expensive equipment required to support him on a daily basis.

Praise Assembly Weekly Awards

The following children were chosen for our weekly awards:

Good Work Virtues
Reception Oscar/Ronnie Sofia
Year 1 Oskar Isaac G
Year 2 Alex Sachiel
Year 3 Cormac Isabelle
Year 4 Whole Class Anna/Sara
Year 5 James Megan
Year 6 Whole Class Tom

Congratulations to St. Matthew for gaining the most house points this week.

Attendance Trophy

Congratulations to Year 2 for achieving the best attendance this year.

Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
95.33% 97.10% 97.59% 95.67% 96.13% 94% 100%

Thank you to Mr Mark Bennett for leading a fun-filled games session at Mary Steven's Park for the Year 2 attendance winners on Wednesday afternoon.

We understand that some children are genuinely unwell during the course of the year, however, we do feel that it is important to congratulate the children who have achieved 100% attendance across the whole school year.

Please be aware that any holiday requests during term time will be unauthorised. A referral will be made to Dudley's Education Investigation Service if a child is absent for 10 sessions or more within a 30 day period. Please work with the school to ensure that your child does not miss out on important aspects of their learning.

Arrival and Collection Policy

Parents of Year 6 who would like their children to walk home from school must complete and return a permission slip which can be obtained from the school office.

Thank you.

Faith-filled and Hopeful

By passing on the living and faith-filled tradition of Jesus Christ; by having persevering faith in the pupils, and by encouraging them, in turn, to have faith and hope in others.

Our New School Mission Statement

In following the Gospel values of Jesus, we are called to love, to learn and to respect one another.

St Nicholas Owen Catholic Multi Academy Company Prayer

Lord, fill our hearts and minds as we move forward together. Enable us to work with one another to ensure that our community continues to develop and grow, for the benefit all.

Amen

St Nicholas Owen Catholic Multi Academy Company and St Joseph's are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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