Friday 26th October 2018

Being Courageous

Putting our faith in Jesus and his teachings gives us the courage to do the right thing.  We can try and remember this Sunday's Gospel reading and ask Jesus to help us whenever we need courage.  How then can we have more courage?  Perhaps we can: develop our friendship with God through prayer; ask God for more courage; put our faith in Jesus and his teachings; support and encourage each other always to do what we know is right - even if we are afraid. 

Parents' Evening Questionnaire - please complete online

Many thanks for attending our first parents' evening of the school year.  If you have not completed the questionnaire, this can be accessd via the school website.  Simply select the tab on the home page entitled 'Parent Questionnaire'.  We do value your comments to improve our school for the benefit of all.

Project Gambia Shoe Box Appeal 2018

Thank you for supporting the Stourbridge Learning Partnership Project Gambia appeal.  The Christmas boxes you have created with your child/ren will certainly brighten up another child's Chrsitmas in the Gambia.

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.

Individual Pupil Photographs -Wednesday 7th November

Mrs Chamberlain will be coming into school on Wednesday morning to take individual photographs of the children.  This will take place in the school hall.  Families who would like photographs with siblings should arrive in school for 8.30am.

Praise Assembly

Year Good Work Catholic Virtues
Reception Jude and Minie Louis
Year 1 Holly Chloe
Year 2 Gabrielle Isla
Year 3 Harvey and Chris CJ
Year 4 Phoebe Leo
Year 5 Max Emily
Year 6 Grace Eva

What's On

Friday 26th October PTA Children's Disco R and KS1 6pm-7pm and KS2 7.15pm-8.15pm
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
Wednesday 7th November Individual School Photographs am
Friday 9th November Year 2 Remembrance Assembly - children can wear red, white or blue to commemorate Armistice Day 10.30am
Sunday 11th November Remembrance Sunday
Monday 12th November Year 6 Confessions 11am
Wednesday 14th November Year 5 Class Mass 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 in St. John's house 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

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 Play Leader Training 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

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

Dear Lord Jesus, please give us the courage always to do and say what is right and help us to remember that we can always put our faith in you. 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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