In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus once again reminds the disciples – and us too – that a life of service is the best life to live. Life can be so busy, full of the things we really like doing, that it’s quite easy to forget about serving others. The Church teaches that we grow in the love of God through serving each other. One of the oldest titles for the Pope is: ‘The Servant of the servants of God’. This emphasises the importance which the Church places on service. Jesus lived a life of service. Family and school life become more joyful when we follow Jesus’ example and live as God intends.
Congratulations to all the children in Year 6 who have been elected by their peers to support with the running of the school in their new leadership roles. It is wonderful to be able to allow our pupils to support one another around the school without any restrictions at the moment. Thank you to all members of Year 6 who prepared for the recent hustings.
|Deputy Head Boy||Jack|
|Deputy Head Girl||Lara|
|Sports Captains||Max and Molly|
|Sports Deputies||Noah and Lauren|
|School Council Chair||Emilja|
|School Council Vice Chair||Lily|
|School Council Secretary||Alexia|
|Liturgy Leaders||Kamran and CJ|
|IT Specialists||Izzy and Jacob|
|Reading Ambassadors||Lola and Luke|
|Prefects (Autumn term)||Tyler, Holly, Chris, Rose, Hermione, Isaac P, Fenton, Adam, Isla and Sophie|
Over the last fortnight, I have been so impressed at how well the children have returned to school and settled back into the routines prior to the Covid restrictions. Our lunchtime routine is being constantly reviewed to ensure that the children have adequate time to both eat and play. The children are certainly enjoying the opportunities to play together and use the fields adjacent to the school too.
Thank you to the parents who are following our 'reverse parking' procedures when dropping off the children in the mornings or collecting at the end of the day. By being 'front facing' when exiting the car park makes it a much safer environment for all users. Also, at the end of the school day, can you please support our staff by waiting adjacent to where your child is dismissed so that the teachers are able to identify who is collecting the children more easily. Thank you for your continued support.
On Thursday, the children in St. Matthew's House can come into school wearing purple as part of their feast day celebration. Fr. Philip will also celebrate Mass in school with the children during the day too.
PTA meeting on Monday 20th September, 7pm in the ICT room at school.
We welcome all parents/family members who would like to get involved. If anyone new would like to come along to the meeting and wants to find out more, please contact Eleanor Miles 07746901126. We are looking for new people to take over some key roles in the PTA committee. Without this help our PTA and it’s vital fundraising may not be able to continue! Please help support your school PTA, thank you
Congratulations to the following children for being chosen by their class teachers for either Good Work or displaying our School Virtues (Eloquent and Truthful) this week. The children will have 'Tea with Mr C' on a Monday afternoon as a reward for their efforts. Well done also to St. Luke for gaining the most house points over the last fortnight.
|Year 6||Whole Class||Whole Class|
|Day||Before School Club 8am||After School Club 3.15pm|
|Monday||-||Year 1 & 2 Football 3.15-4.15pm|
|Tuesday||KS2 Gymnastics ( 5 spaces available)||Irish Dancing 3.15-4.15pm ( Full)|
|Wednesday||KS2 Multi-Skills (7 spaces available)||Irish Dancing 3.15-4.15pm (Full)|
|Thursday||KS1 Gymnastics (Full)||Year 5 & 6 Netball|
|Friday||Year 1-6 Archery ( 3 spaces available)||Year 3 & 4 Football 3.15-4.45pm|
Mr Carry, Mr Peniket and Mr Tipper will be starting the school football team training on Thursday lunchtimes from next week. This is open to both girls and boys in Years 5 and 6. Please ensure that your child brings to school a sports kit and suitable trainers for use on the playing fields - no boots are allowed except for inter-school fixtures.
Children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6) are allowed to bring in a pair of trainers to change into at break and lunchtimes from Monday onwards. Thank you also for following our school policy regarding wearing blue or grey tracksuits along with their PE kit on their allocated PE days.
If your child is in KS2 and interested in music lessons at school delivered by the DPA please click on the above link for more details.
You are all welcome to join us at Our Lady's & All Saints Church.
Weekend Mass times are as follows:
Sunday 8.30am & 10.30am
From Sunday 3rd October the time of 10.30am Mass will change to 11.00am.
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
We have all experienced challenges and difficulties during this pandemic, but sometimes we may need support from someone else or know of someone who may need additional help. Dudley MBC have created a 'Support for Families' leaflet which signposts local services to parents. We have also included an updated list of support for parents via a range of local and national agencies. These documents can be found within the Covid 19 tab on the school website landing page.
The Wednesday Word can be accessed via following link: The Wednesday Word Primary School Resource | Catholic Church. Please go through this with leaflet with your child so that they become more familiar and understand the focus of the Gospel each week.
Dear Lord Jesus, you served others. Please help me to follow your example, so that
my home, my school and my community may be filled with your love. Amen
Children at St. Joseph's are growing to be eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.
Universal Intention – An environmentally sustainable lifestyle
We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.