Friday 23rd March 2018

Holy Week - a sacred week

On Sunday we enter a sacred week - Holy Week. Jesus' entire life was a journey to the cross. He was born to die, and by dying he destroyed our death and by rising restored our life. Holy Week invites us to survey the cross: to ponder, pray and reflect on the glory of Jesus' death which won for us every spiritual blessing. We boast in the cross, rejoice in it and thank God for sending Jesus to die for our sins. In baptism we were immersed into Jesus' death and resurrection, and by God's grace we no longer live for ourselves but for him who died and rose for us.

School Uniform

Please ensure you child has the correct school uniform. It is essential that all clothing is marked with your child's name. Sweatshirts, polo shirts, tee shirts, book bags and shorts are available from school. We have an official school uniform as listed below.

  • Dark grey skirt, pinafore or trousers
  • Royal blue cardigan or sweatshirt
  • Royal blue polo shirt
  • White, grey or royal blue ankle socks, knee socks or tights
  • Sensible black school shoes
  • KS2 children must wear trainers or alternative footwear at playtimes
  • For the Summer term, the girls may wear blue and white gingham dresses
  • PE Kit
  • White tee shirt with school crest and royal blue shirts
  • Black plimsolls(trainers for KS2)

Hair styles

It is essential that children with long hair wear it tied back off their faces at all times. Children are not allowed to wear large bows, small discreet hair accessories are more appropriate. Lines or patterns cut into the hair are not acceptable hair styles.

Easter Boxed Lunch - Thursday 29th March

There is a change to the printed menu for Thursday 29th March, the last day of term. On offer is an Easter Boxed Lunch with a choice of chicken nuggets and chips or cod bites and chips along with an Easter cake.

Praise Assembly

Year Group Catholic Virtues Good Work
Reception Archie Zac and Riley
Year 1 Ronnie Noah and Christopher
Year 2 Isaac G Harvey
Year 3 Joseph Michaela and Elan
Year 4 Lexi Jonathan A
Year 5 Erica Lily
Year 6 Whole Class Whole Class

What's On

Wear A Hat Day

Tuesday 27th March 2018 £1.00 per child all proceeds to brain Tumour research. Thank you for your support.

Monday 26th March 6.30pm Key Stage 1 Statutory Assessment Parents' Meeting #
Tuesday 27th March 9·10am Reception, Years 1 and 2 Holy Week Assembly #
Tuesday 27th March 6.30pm Key Stage 2 Statutory Assessment Parents' Meeting #
Tuesday 27th March Wear a Hat Day (Brain Tumour Research) #
Wednesday 28th March 3.15-5pm Film Night (Proceeds in aid of Brain Tumour Research) #
Thursday 29th March 9.10am End of term Mass #
Thursday 29th March 10.45am-2.30pm Dudley Gymnastics Competition #

Lunchtime Sports Clubs

Monday Years 4 - 6 Cross Country (Mr Carry)
Tuesday Years 4 - 6 Football/ Competition Preparation (Mr Taylor)
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)

Dudley Primary Gymnastics Competition - Thursday 29th March

Apologies for any confusion. This year's Primary Gymnastics Competition will be held on Thursday 29th March at Ellowes Hall Sports College.

Your Sport - Easter Camp

Your Sport will be running an Easter Football Camp from Monday 9th until Friday 13th April 2018 at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School. The cost will be £15 per day or £35 for the full week. Alternatively you can contact Robyn Hingley on 07850 975995 or Stuart How on 07984 414553 to book your child's place on this camp.

Stourbridge Tennis Club - Easter Camp

The tennis coaching team at Stourbridge Tennis Club will be running an Easter Camp from Wednesday 11th until Friday 13th April. There are options for full or half days and even an early drop-off. For further details please contact Kirk Woodhall (07792 755567) or Grant Chapman (07800 936550). We are also looking to start an after school tennis club next term on a Wednesday which will be led by Grant. This will be for pupils from Year 2 upwards. There will be a series of taster sessions on Monday 23rd April to help gauge an interest in the club.

St. Joseph's PTA

A huge THANK YOU to the PTA for all their support at school events, we could not go ahead without you. The PTA are always looking for new members, please come along to the next meeting if you can, or alternatively pop into the school office and let them know you are interested in helping. The next PTA event will be our annual Summer Fayre, date to be confirmed, if you can spare an hour or two to help it would be greatly appreciated.

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)

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.

Pope's Intentions for March

Say "No" to Corruption - That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

Emmaus CMAC
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