Friday 13th October 2017

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CAFOD-Brighten Up Your Harvest

Thank you for supporting our Harvest Festival last Friday with your donations of fruit and other produce. The children looked wonderful in their bright clothes. We have raised £277.29 for CAFOD which will support communities in El Salvador.

Feast Day of St. Luke

On Wednesday, the children in St. Luke's House will be allowed to wear their own clothes including the colour green. Fr. Des will also celebrate Mass with the children at 2.15pm in the school hall. Please help the children to be reflective and reverent by ensuring that any younger siblings do not wander around during Mass. Thank you.

Year 6 Confirmation Mass of Enrolment

A reminder that a Mass of Enrolment for our Year 6 Confirmandi will be held this coming Sunday at OLAS starting at 10.30am. Parents of Year 6 children are asked to arrive at 10.15am. All members of our school community are very welcome to attend.

Stourbridge Tennis Club - Half term Camp

A tennis camp at Stourbridge Tennis Club will take place on Wednesday 25th October. The cost for the full day is £30 (9am until 3pm). Parents can also choose to send their child to the morning session 9am-12noon (£17) or the afternoon session 1pm-3pm (£12). There is also the opportunity for parents to drop-off early at a cost of £2.50. Racquets are available and lunch is provided. For further details please contact Kirk Woodhall on 07792 755567 or Grant Chapman on 07800 9365550.

School Games Primary Tag Rugby Festival

On Thursday a team of twelve children (girls and boys) from Years 5 and 6 took part in the first competitive sport event of the year. The tag rugby festival was held at Old Halesonians Rugby Club and included sixteen teams organised into four groups. St. Joseph's played against the three other teams in their group and won 5 -2, 5 - 0 and 5 -1 respectively. As winners of the group they automatically qualified for the next stage of this competition which will take place in March 2018. The team then played against Caslon School in the semi final and through excellent defensive team-work managed to win 3 -1. The final of the festival yesterday was a closely contested game with both sides displaying excellent support play and defensive skills. Unfortunately, a couple of break-away scores was enough to highlight the difference between the two teams, St. Joseph's losing 4 - 2. This is the first time in a number of years in which a team has progressed to the next round of this competition. Congratulations and well done to our competitors.

PTA Halloween Disco

There will be a Halloween Disco organised by the PTA on Friday 20th October. Session times are as follows: Reception, Years 1 and 2 6pm-7pm and Years 3 to 6 7.30pm-8.30pm.

What's On

Monday 16th October 11am Year 4 Confessions
Monday 16th October 7pm Full Academy Committee Meeting
Tuesday 17th October am Reception Vision Screening Check
Wednesday 18th October 9am Mr Mallinson working with Year 5 (Hagley Pyramid Concert)
Wednesday 18th October 11.15am Explore Learning Workshop for Year 5
Wednesday 18th October 2.15pm St. Luke's Feast Day Mass (2.15pm) - parents and parishioners welcome to attend
Thursday 19th October all day Year 3 Educational Visit to The Black Country Living Museum (Victorians)
Friday 20th October 2.30pm Praise Assembly - parents welcome to attend
Friday 20th October 6pm KS1/7.30pm KS2 PTA Halloween Disco

Weekly Attendance

Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
100% 95.83% 100% 96.55% 97.08% 99.61% 94.40%

Cleaner Wanted

Please apply to School office for more details.

Pre Christmas PTA Indoor Car Boot Sale

Saturday 25th November - Table top sale - £10 per table. Please contact the School office if you are interested.

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