Thursday 29th March 2018
The End of our Lenten Journey
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 on 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 love for ourselves but for Him who dies and rose for us.
The Celebration of Jesus' Resurrection
Easter Sunday reminds us that Jesus offers each one of us a share in his everlasting life and eternal happiness. On behalf of all the Staff and Academy Committee Members I would like to wish all our pupils and their families a happy Easter. Let this be a time to celebrate Easter together and to make this a special occasion to celebrate Jesus' resurrection.
|Monday 16th April||Summer term begins for pupils|
|Wednesday 18th April||9·10am||Whole School Mass|
|Wednesday 18th April||2.45pm||School Nurse Drop in|
|Thursday 19th April||4pm||SLP Cross Country Competition Round 3 (Brindley Heath)|
|Sunday 22nd April||Day of Prayer for Vocations|
|Monday 23rd April - Friday 27th April||3.15-4.00pm||School Book Fair|
|Monday 23rd April||11||Year 4 Confessions|
|Monday 23rd April||Tennis Taster Sessions (Years 2 to 6)|
|Tuesday 24th April||7pm||SNOMAC Mass of Thanksgiving for Staff, Academy Committee Members and Directors|
|Wednesday 25th April||2.15pm||St. Mark's House Mass|
|Thursday 26th April||3.50pm||School Football Fixture v Gigmill Primary|
|Thursday 26th April||7pm||First Holy Communion Parents' Session at OLAS|
|Saturday 28th April||10.30am||First Holy Communion Children's Session at OLAS Parish Centre|
|Sunday 29th April||10.30am||First Holy Communion Preparation Mass at OLAS|
|Monday 30th April||Bikeability for Years 3 and 5|
|Tuesday 1st May||Bikeability for Years 3 and 5|
|Tuesday 1st May||9.10am||Year 1 Class Assembly|
|Tuesday 1st May||Feast of St Joseph the Worker|
|May 2018||Key Stage 1 Statutory Test Adminstration Period|
|Wednesday 2nd May||9.10am||Year 5 Class Mass|
|Thursday 3rd May||1.30pm||Year 6 Transition Session with Hagley Catholic High School|
|Monday 7th May||Bank Holiday|
|Thursday 10th May||9.10am||Whole School Mass - Soilemnity of the Ascension of the Lord|
|Thursday 10th May||TBC||PTA Indulgence Evening|
|w/c Monday 14th May||Year 6 Statutory Assessment Week|
|w/c Monday 14th May||Walk to School Week|
|Sunday 20th May||Pentecost Sunday|
|Monday 21st May||7pm||Full Academy Committee Meeting|
|Tuesday 22nd May||#||PTA Bags2School|
|Tuesday 22nd May||1.30pm||Year 6 Transition Session with Hagley Catholic High School|
|Tuesday 22nd May||2.15pm||Reception Class Mass|
|Wednesday 23rd May||Hagley Catholic High School Mass Band|
|Friday 25th May||School INSET Day 5 (no pupils in school on this day)|
|Monday 4th June||Summer term 2 begins|
Dudley Family Investigation Service - Easter Activities and Events
If you would like to find out about what activities are on offer during the Easter break around the Stourbridge Township then please go to the Dudley Family Information Service website for more details: http://fis.dudley.gov.uk/FSD/PublicEnquiry_Live/SynergyEnglishHome.aspx
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)|
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, Saturday 14th July 2018, if you can spare an hour or two to help it would be greatly appreciated.
School Funding Cuts
There will be a meeting for parents of Stourbridge children regarding the potential cuts to school funding. This will be by Mrs Middleton, Head teacher of Rufford Primary School and NAHT Branch Representative. The meeting will be held at Rufford Primary School on Wednesday 25th April at 2.15pm. Refreshments will be available upon arrival.
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, thank you for this Sunday's wonderful celebration of your resurrection. Please bless my family with new life throughout the great season of Easter. 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.
Our next Book Fair will be held on Monday 23rd April until Friday 27th April - 3.15-4.00pm. Booklets have been sent out this week with further details. World Book Day £1 book tokens can be redeemed against purchases. Please come and support this event .