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Friday 2nd October 2020

World Mission Month

In this Sunday’s Gospel, the servants represent God’s messengers (the Prophets) and the tenants of the vineyard represent the leaders of Israel at that time. Jesus told this story because some of the leaders were not listening to God’s messengers. In many ways we are like ‘tenants’ in this world. The messengers that God sends today remind us that God has a great plan for our lives. We are created for everlasting life and, for now, we are here to share, enjoy and develop what God gives to us in this life.
Pope Francis reminds us, “May you always be messengers of peace and goodwill.” October is the month in which Pope Francis asks every member of the Catholic community around the world to recognise themselves as a missionary disciple, working and praying together to share the joy peace, hope and love of God with everyone, everywhere. For further information please visit the Mission Togther website:https://missiontogether.org.uk/calendar/missionmonth/

 

Covid 19 Weekly Update

The season of Autumn has certainly been felt over the last fortnight.  With this is mind, we are conscious that the children need to be happy and safe at school so that they are able to learn and flourish.  The school is following the current Public Health England guidance to ensure that there is a circulation of air in the classrooms with windows open. We understand that as the weather becomes colder, the children and staff will feel this more in school.  Although the school will be heated on a daily basis, with the windows open this will not be as efficient.  Therefore, we are allowing children to wear an additional fleece/jumper over their school uniform to keep them warm rather than having to wear their coats in the classroom.The children can also wear a base layer of clothing under their school uniform too if they wish.

CAFOD Harvest Assembly

On Thursday 8th October, the school will take part in a, ‘A harvest like no other’; CAFOD's national online assembly at 9.30am.  To coincide with this, we are asking for any donations to support our local food bank in Stourbridge.  There will be a table and boxes at each designated entry point at the morning drop-off only on Thursday 8th October. These products will then be quarantined and delivered to the food bank during the week commencing Monday 12th October.  Thank you for your continued support.  All donations will be greatly received.

Latest guidance on what to do if you or your child has symptoms of Coronavirus

Click on the following link to the NHS website for information on what to do if you or your child/ren show the main symptoms of Coronavirus. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms

School INSET Day Reminder

A reminder that the school will be closed to all pupils on Friday 9th October due to In-service training for all staff on this day.  The children wil return to school on Monday 12th October.

Praise Assembly

Congratulations to the children who have been chosen by their teachers for either Good Work or the Catholic Virtues this week. Well done also to the children of St. Matthew's house who gained the most points this week.

Year Group Good Work Catholic Virtues
Reception Ollie Hugo
Year 1 Flynn Erin
Year 2 Bodhi Minie
Year 3 Emmett Chloe
Year 4 Chris Tess
Year 5 Harvey Jack
Year 6 Emily Phoebe

Hagley Catholic High School Open Day - September 2021 intake

A reminder that Hagley Catholic High School's Open Morning will take place on Saturday 10th October.  Visits to the school are strictly by appointment only.  To book a tour please click on the following link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-morning-saturday-10th-october-2020-tickets-121758195039  

 

Primary and Secondary School Admissions 2021/22

A reminder for parents of Year 6 children, Secondary School admissions for 2021/22 are open from 1st September - 31st October 2020.

Primary School Admissions for September 2021 Intake are open from 1st 0ctober 2020 - 15th January 2021.

https://www.dudley.gov.uk/residents/learning-and-school/school-information/school-admissions/

Please contact the school office for a supplementary form to support your child's 2021 Primary application.

Black Country Health Care 24-7 Support Line for adults and young people

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have just launched a 24-7 support line for adults, older adults, children and young people who require urgent mental health support during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please don't suffer in silence.  If you are experiencing increased distress or anxiety during these uncertain times, then pick up the phone and speak to one of the specialist mental health professionals who will be able to support you.  Further details and contact information can be found on the flyer within the Covid 19 tab on the school website.  

Prayer of the Week - Wednesday Word

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for all your messengers who help us to know you. Help us to be your faithful messengers, so that others will come to know the joy of loving you. Amen

 

Virtues Focus - Curious and Active

Children at St. Joseph's are growing to be curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.

Pope's Intention for October

The Laity's Mission in the Church
We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

 

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