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.

What's On

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

Praise Assembly

Year Group Catholic Virtues Good Work
Reception Amelia Chloe and Rhodri
Year 1 Jarvis Eddy
Year 2 Isaac G Oskar
Year 3 Fin Daniel
Year 4 Francis and David Whole Class
Year 5 Whole Class Freddie
Year 6 Taylor Ellie

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.

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