Friday 5th October 2018

CAFOD Family Fast Day - Brighten Up!

Thank you for supporting this year's CAFOD Family Fast Day. I am sure that your child enjoyed the opportunity to wear their own bright clothes today to promote the theme 'Brighten Up.' Thank you also to our Year 5 children, Mrs Lawson and other staff members for leading our whole school assembly this morning and for supporting this CAFOD event too. All the money used from the sale of produce will be donated to CAFOD to help brighten up the future of children and families in need. We have raised a fantastic total of £237.40 plus we have a great deal of items to dontate to the Food Bank too! Thank you for helping our brothers and sisters around the world.

Project Gambia Shoe Box Appeal 2018

The chidren across the Stourbridge Learning Partnership will be taking part in this year's Project Gambia Shoe Box Appeal. In November, Project Gambia will be shipping a ‘Christmas Shoebox’ to every child who attend the schools they work in: Half Dye, Madiana and The Methodist Special School. Please help us to do this. Your child should have received a flyer today with the details of the items to be included within the shoe box.  The deadline for returning the boxes will be confirmed shortly. Thank you for your continued support.

Year 6 Admissions to Secondary School September 2019

A reminder from the Local Authority (Dudley Borough) to parents of children in Year 6.  Please submit an application to apply a place for your child for September 2019 by 31st October 2018.  This can also be completed online via the following link: or call the Dudley Schools Admissions Service on 0300 555 2345.

Parent Zone

Parent Zone has made available a number of guides that focus on 'trending' apps and games that pupils are engaging with. For further details please go to the following website link:

What's On - Updated until the end of the Autumn term

Wednesday 10th October World Mental Health Day
Wednesday 10th October Year 4 Class Mass 9.10am
Thursday 11th October School Games Tag Rugby Competition am
Friday 12th October INSET Day 2 - no children in school on this day
Saturday 13th October Hagley Catholic High School Open Day 9am-12noon
Monday 15th October Full Academy Committee Meeting 7pm
Monday 15th October Booking for Parents' Evening opens - Appointment sheets available in the main entrance.
Tuesday 16th October Reception Open Morning (September 2019) 9.30am-10.30am
Tuesday 16th October Redhill Volleyball Club taster sessions start 4pm-5.30pm
Thursday 18th October Feast Day of St Luke - children can wear green on this day
Tuesday 23rd October Parents' Evening 3.30pm-5.30pm
Wednesday 24th October Parents' Evening 5pm-7pm
Friday 26th October PTA Children's Disco R and KS1 6pm-7pm and KS2 7.15pm-8.15pm
Friday 26th October End of Autumn term 1
Half term Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November
Thursday 1st November All Saints Day
Friday 2nd November Holy Souls Day
Monday 5th November Autumn term 2 begins
7th - 23rd November Into Film Festival
Friday 9th November Year 2 Remembrance Assembly 10.50am
Sunday 11th November Remembrance Sunday
Monday 12th November Year 6 Confessions 11am
Wednesday 14th November Year 5 Class Mas 9.10am
Friday 16th November Year 6 Retreat to Harvington Hall
Wednesday 21st November Year 6 Class Mass 9.10am
Thursday 22nd November Year 6 Confirmation Meeting for Parents at OLAS 7pm-8.15pm
Sunday 25th November Year 6 Enrolment Mass at OLAS 10.30am
Friday 30th November Year 3 Assembly 9.10am
Saturday 1st December OLAS Christmas Fayre 10.30am
Sunday 2nd December First Sunday of Advent
Monday 3rd December Year 5 Confessions 11am
Tuesday 4th December Music and Mince Pies Performance 9.10am
Sunday 9th December Carol Concert at OLAS 3pm
Monday 10th December Full Academy Committee Meeting 7pm
Wednesday 12th December School Celebration for the Feast Day of St. John - children can wear red this day
Thursday 13th December Reception Nativity 2.15pm
Monday 17th December PTA - Pantomime Performance for children
Wednesday 19th December KS1 Nativity 1.30pm and 6.30pm
Friday 21st December End of term Mass 9.10am
Friday 21st December School Carol Concert 2.45pm
Monday 7th January Spring term begins - children start school 8.45am

Reception 2019 Open Morning for Parents

On Tuesday 16th October we will be holding an Open Morning for parents of Reception children for September 2019. This will take place in the school hall from 9.30am until 10.30am. Please encourage any friends and family members with children who are due to start Reception in September to come along. Thank you.

Out of School Hours Activities

Day Activity Year Group Time
Monday Multi-skills Years 1 to 3 8am
Monday Dance SPACE STILL AVAILABLE Years 3 to 6 3.15pm-4.15pm
Tuesday Gymnastics Years 3 to 6 8am
Tuesday Irish Dancing Years 1 to 6 3.15pm-4.15pm
Tuesday Tag Rugby Training (until 9th October) Years 5 and 6 12.50pm-1.20pm
Wednesday Multi-skills Years 4 to 6 8am
Wednesday Football (mixed) Years 3 and 4 12.45pm
Thursday Gymnastics Years 1 and 2 8am
Thursday School Football Team Years 4 to 6 12.45pm
Thursday High 5 Netball (mixed) Years 4 to 6 3.15pm-4.15pm
Friday Football (mixed) Years 5 and 6 12.45pm
Friday Football (mixed) Years 1 to 6 3.15pm-4.45pm

RB Gym and Sport Half Term Activity Camps

Our School Sport provider here at St. Joseph's will be running activity camps over the half term holiday from Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November. There is an early booking discount for the full week's camp at £70. Alternatively, individual camp days can be booked. These camps will be held at Our Lady and St Kenelm Catholic Primary School and Peter's Hill Primary School. To book a place for your child please visit: You should have received a copy of the flyer earlier this week, however, additional copies are available from the school office.

Stourbridge Tennis Club - Half Term Camp

Stourbridge Tennis Club are holding a number of training sessions during half term. The camp will run from 31st October to 2nd November. Camp details as follows: All Day Camp 9am-3pm: £30, Morning Camp 9am-12noon: £17, Afternoon Camp 1pm-3pm: £12, Early Drop Off 8:30am: £2.50. Rackets Can Be Provided. Each Full Day Includes Lunch. Prices Based On Per Person Per Day. For further information please contact either Kirk Woodhall on 07792 755567 / or Grant Chapman on 07800 936550 /

Praise Assembly

Year Group Catholic Virtues Good Work
Reception Will Sofia and Sam
Year 1 Annie Murray
Year 2 Noah Ethan
Year 3 Lauren Fenton
Year 4 Charlotte Laurence
Year 5 Jonathan Jon
Year 6 Paddy Dominic

Virtues Focus - Compassionate and Loving

Pupils at St. Joseph's are compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.

Prayer of the Week - Family Fast Day

We stillhave space left for the after school Dance club on Monday.

Creator God. In love you give life. In your generosity you create the gifts of the earth. As daughters and sons of the same Father, may we learn to share the plentiful gifts of creation, especially with those most in need. Give us open hands and loving hearts, so that we take less and give more.  We ask that all may benefit from your goodness, and share in the fullness of life you have promised. Amen.

Pope's Intentions for October

Evangelisation: The Mission of Religious. That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.


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