Friday 11th May 2018

God's Loving Care for All

In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus' prayer is a reminder of the tremendous care that God has for each person - the care we often experience through the actions of all the people around us. We are God's most loved creation and we can be certain that God will always care for us. The Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress entitled 'Adoremus' takes place in Liverpool between the 7th and 9th September. The purpose is to help deepen our love for Jesus truly present in the Eucharist. The Archdiocese of Birmingham is currently planning a number of ways for parishioners to participate in this event. Further details to follow during the course of the term.

Year 6 Assessment Week

On Monday our Year 6 children along with thousands across the country will be undertaking their End of Key Stage 2 tests. They have been well-prepared by teachers, support staff and their parents. We pray that God will strengthen and support them to do the best that they possibly can. From 8am each morning next week, the children will be able to have breakfast together and by talking to their peers can help them to be more relaxed before each assessment. Fr. Des will also be joining us on Monday to offer some spiritual support. We also think of our Year 2 children who will be completing End of Key Stage 1 assessments during this month too, although these are conducted on a much more informal basis. There is a pupil guide for children in Year 6 to help and support them in preparation for next week via the Information tab on the home page.

Praise Assembly

Year Group Catholic Virtues Good Work
Reception Patrick Georgia and Holly
Year 1 James and Arianna Noah and Isla
Year 2 Luke and Noah Jack and Isabelle
Year 3 Leo Oliver
Year 4 Ella Will
Year 5 Anna Jessica
Year 6 Emily-Mae Tilly

What's On

May 2018 Key Stage 1 Statutory Test Adminstration Period
w/c Monday 14th May Year 6 Statutory Assessment Week
Thursday 17th May Royal Wedding Celebratory Lunch
Sunday 20th May Pentecost Sunday
w/c Monday 21st May National Walk to School Week
Monday 21st May 7pm Full Academy Committee Meeting
Tuesday 22nd May PTA Bags2School
Tuesday 22nd May 1.30pm Year 6 Transition Session 2 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

Thursday 17th May Royal Wedding Lunch

  • Royal Wedding Menu
  • Royal Chicken Wraps
  • Megan's Hot Dogs
  • Harry's Ice Pops
  • Wedding Cake
  • Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 children are entitled to Universal free school meals.
  • Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 £2.30 per dinner.

Walk to School Week

This year's Walk to School Week will take from Monday 21st until Friday 25th May 2018. This is a country wide programme which aims to encourage families to walk to and/from school. In 2017, 400,000 children and their families joined the challenge and got a taste of the many benefits the simple act of walking can bring. For further information please go to:

Lunchtime Sports Clubs

Monday KS2 Kwik Cricket Training (start date TBC)
Tuesday Year 5 Play Leader Training (Mr Taylor)
Wednesday Years 3 and 4 Football Training (Your Sport)
Thursday Years 4 and 4 Girls' Football Training (Mr Carry)
Friday Years 5 and 6 Football Training (Your Sport)

Stourbridge Tennis Club - Junior Tennis Programme

Stourbridge Tennis Club offer a variety of tennis programmes for all ages and abilities at different days and times. If you would any further information please contact Kirk Woodhall on 07792 755507 / or Grant Chapman on 07800 936550 /

Virtues Focus - Grateful and Generous

Pupils at St. Joseph's are growing to be grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.

Prayer of the Week (Wednesday Word)

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for your love and care. Please help us to see the needs of others, to care for creation, and to continue your work in the world with a loving and caring heart. Amen.

Pope's Intentions for May

The Mission of the Laity. That the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

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