Friday 16th February 2018
Examining of Conscience
Daily examination of conscience is the practice of reflecting on the day in order to see how God's presence has broken through into our lives. This daily 'examen' is a way of reviewing every happening of the day in order to become aware of God touching our lives in many different ways. We come to realise that God comes to meet us where we are, and can bring us his touch and his grace through the smallest of things, the simplest of ways. Let us grow in awareness this week as we grow in our desire to praise and thank God.
Year 5 Pyramid Concert
Congratulations to our Year 5 children for their wonderful performance at last night's Pyramid Concert. They were a real credit to the school and their families. It is such an amazing opportunity and experience for the children to perform as such a venue in front of a large audience. Thank you to Mr Mallinson for his tireless enthusiasm, energy and commitment in collating together such a memorable event for these young people. Our thanks also go out to Mrs Lawson, Mrs Watts and Mr Penikit for their continued support in preparing the children too.
|Tuesday 27th February||pm||Years 5 and 6 Inter School Maths Competition|
|Wednesday 28th February||9am||School Nurse Drop In|
|Thursday 1st March||all day||World Book Day|
|Tuesday 6th March||am||South Dudley Finals - Sportshall Athletics Competition|
|Tuesday 6th March||3.30pm-5.30pm||Parents' Evening|
|Wednesday 7th March||5pm-7pm||Parents' Evening|
|Wednesday 7th March||4pm||SLP Cross Country Competition at St Joseph's|
|Thursday 8th March||9.10am||Year 2 Class Mass|
|Friday 9th March||pm||PTA Mother's Day Sale|
|Saturday 10th March||am||Dudley Cross Country Championship (Baggeridge Park)|
|Sunday 11th March||Mothering Sunday|
|Tuesday 13th March||am||SLP Unity Service|
|Tuesday 13th March||2.15pm||Year 1 Class Mass|
|Wednesday 14th March||am||Dudley Tag Rugby Finals (Oldswinford Hospital School)|
|Wednesday 14th March||4pm||SLP Cross Country Competition at Ridgewood High School (TBC)|
|Wednesday 14th March||6.30pm||Years 3 and 4 Production|
|Thursday 15th March||6.30pm||Years 3 and 4 Production|
|Thursday 15th March||pm||High 5 Netball Finals at Windsor High School|
|Friday 16th March||all day||PTA St. Patrick's Mufti Day|
|Friday 16th March||all day||Year 2 Educational Visit to Dudley Zoo|
|Monday 19th March||all day||St. Joseph's Feast Day|
|Monday 19th March||2pm||Whole School Mass|
|Thursday 22nd March||7pm||First Holy Communion Session for Parents (OLAS)|
|Friday 23rd March||2.45pm||Year 5 Guitar Concert|
|Saturday 24th March||10.30am||Children's First Holy Communion Preparation Session (OLAS Parish Centre)|
|Sunday 25th March||10.30am||First Holy Communion Preparation Mass (OLAS)|
|w/c Monday 26th March||Holy Week|
|Thursday 29th March||9.10am||End of term Mass|
|Thursday 29th March||11am-2pm||Dudley Gymnastics Competition|
DPA Open Evening, 20th March 2018 @ Netherton Arts Centre, 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Children and families are invited to the Arts Centre to find out about learning a musical instrument. We hope that you will encourage children who have expressed an interest to come along and try a range of instruments/meet teachers. This is an excellent opportunity for schools with whole class programmes to provide an opportunity for students to think about learning next year.
INSET Days 2018-19
Dudley Term Dates for 2018-19 are available on the School Website under the 'Term Dates' tab.
|Day 1||Monday 3rd September 2018|
|Day 2||Friday 12th October 2018|
|Day 3||Monday 25th February 2019|
|Day 4||Monday 3rd June 2019|
|Day 5||Monday 22nd July 2019|
|Year Group||Catholic Virtues||Good Work|
|Reception||Amelia||Chloe and Rhodri|
|Year 2||Isaac G||Oskar|
|Year 4||Francis and David||Whole Class|
|Year 5||Whole Class||Freddie|
Lunchtime Sports Clubs
|Monday||Years 4 - 6||Cross Country (Mr Carry)|
|Tuesday||Years 4 - 6||School Football Team Training (Mr Taylor/Mr Carry)|
|Wednesday||Years 3 and 4||Football Training (Your Sport)|
|Thursday||Years 4 to 6||Cross Country (Mr Carry)|
|Friday||Years 5 to 6||Football Training (Your Sport)|
Virtues Focus - Intentional and Prophetic
Pupils at St. Joseph's School are growing to be intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others. Intentional means planning our actions and choosing to live how God wants us to. Prophetic means spreading the word of God through how we live our lives.
Prayer of the Week (Wednesday Word)
Dear Lord Jesus, please help me and my family to grow in love and strength during Lent through keeping our Lenten promises. Amen.
Pope's Intentions for February
Say "No" to Corruption - That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
Macmillan Non Uniform Day and Bring and Buy Coffee Morning
Thank you to everyone who supported these events to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. We have raised a total of £468.The remaining cakes were sold after 10.30am Mass on Sunday to raise another £40.