Friday 10th June 2022

Trinity Sunday

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This coming Sunday, the Church celebrates the great feast of The Most Holy Trinity. The Gospel gives us an insight into God’s true nature, which is one of love. We read that God loves us so much that he gave his only Son for us, so that we can share in the life and loving relationship of the Holy Trinity – forever.

The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in Himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the “hierarchy of the truths of faith.” The whole history of salvation is identical with the history of the way and the means by which the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, reveals himself to men “and reconciles and unites with himself those who turn away from sin.”

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it
was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The Great British Bark Off

Underdog International presents the Great British Bark Off

Underdog International is a global charity based in the UK.  Its motto is 'Children helping dogs. Dogs helping children.'

The charity educates children around the world about dogs: if you understand dogs, you'll know how to take care of them and you'll also understand how they can help you.

We find wonderful new families for homeless dogs: sadly, dogs are abandoned every day around the world. We rescue them and find homes for them so they can lead happy lives, being loved and cared for.

We bring therapy dogs into school: playing with dogs and being in their company helps children build confidence and overcome worries.  Sometimes, our therapy dogs even help children to read!

Next week, our children at school will be learning more about how dogs can help people in different ways in communities and also highlight how we can learn more about our mentor dog Ted too.  There will be a fundraiser event on Friday whereby we are asking children to bring in items for a cake sale on this day.  All money raised will go to the Underdog International Charity to continue to support the work they undertake to enrich the lives of children and young people through therapy dogs in schools.  We are lucky that we have Ted in school who has supported so many children since he joined our school community back in March 2021. For further information about the charity, please click on the link below.


Underdog International presents the Great British Bark Off

Bring the Power Newsletter

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The latest edition of the Bring the Power Newsletter can be accessed via the link below.  A fortnightly highlight of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games’ Learning Programme showcasing recent activity, what is to come, and how you can get involved.


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A reminder that our final In Service Training Day will take place on Friday 24th June.  The agreed INSET days for 2022-23 are detailed in the link below.  

Gifts from God Assembly

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Congratulations to the following children for being chosen for Good Work or for displaying the Catholic virtues of being Attentive and Discerning.  Well done to St. Matthew's house for gaining the most points this week.

Year Group Good Work Catholic Virtues
Reception Whole class Fionn and Arjun
Year 1 Velentia Hugo
Year 2 Hattie and Seb Joshua
Year 3 Will Harry
Year 4 Chris Clemency
Year 5 Ronnie and Esme Isla
Year 6 Luke Isla

Dates for your diary - updated

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Monday 13th June - PTA Father's Day Sale

Friday 17th June - Cake Sale

Thursday 23rd June - Sports Day - Reception & KS1 -9.15-10.30am

                                                   KS2 - 11.00am - 12.30pm

Friday 24th June - INSET Day

Saturday 2nd July - PTA Summer Fayre - 11am-3pm

Tuesday 19th July - Year 6 Leavers' Assembly & Prize Giving

Wednesday 20th July - Prize Giving for Reception to Year 5

Living with Covid Guidance

On Tuesday 29th March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1st April.

Free COVID-19 tests will continue to be available for specific groups, including eligible patients and NHS staff, once the universal testing offer ends on Friday 1st April.

Updated guidance will advise:

·         adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature

·         children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend

·         adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1st April:

·         regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children's social care settings. Therefore, settings will no longer be able to order test kits

·         residential SEND settings may be advised by their local health protection team to re-introduce some time-limited asymptomatic testing. This would be an exceptional measure, for targeted groups of staff and pupils or students (secondary age or above) in the event of a possible COVID-19 outbreak. These settings are scheduled to receive an automatic delivery of contingency supply test kits during the week commencing Monday 28 March

·         the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) will publish new guidance. Most of the specific COVID-19 guidance for education and childcare settings will be withdrawn from GOV.​UK on Friday 1 April. The operational guidance on the testing in education settings document sharing platform will also be removed on the same day.

Wednesday Word Link

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.

Prayer of the Week - To celebrate the Queen's Official Birthday on Saturday

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Almighty God, we pray, that your servant Elizabeth, our Queen,who, by your providence has received the governance of this realm,may continue to grow in every virtue, that, imbued with your heavenly grace,she may be preserved from all that is harmful and eviland, being blessed with your favourmay, with the royal family, come at last into your presence,through Christ who is the way, the truth and the lifeand who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Virtues Focus - Attentive and Discerning

Children at St. Joseph's are growing to be attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.

Pope's Francis' Monthly Intention


For families

We pray for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives.

Emmaus CMAC
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