Friday 16th November 2018

Growing in Faith

Through this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus reminds us to look beyond the troubles of the world, to something far more important.  Jesus assures us that although many things in this world may change, his words will last forever.  We can be certain that our faithfulness to God will be rewarded in this life and also in the life to come.

Mrs Hodson

It is with sadness to inform you that Mrs Hodson will be leaving St. Joseph's next Friday to take on a new challenge in her career.  On behalf of all the school community I would like to thanks Mrs Hodson for her continued support to the children and families of St. Joseph's School.  We wish Mrs Hodson every success for the future.

Mr Dixon attends 70th Birthday Party for The Prince of Wales

Mr Dixon, our school caretaker, was successfully nominated to attend Prince Charles 70th Birthday celebrations at a royal tea party in London on Wednesday.  Mr Dixon, who also celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this year, was part of the 70 invitees who had afternoon tea with the heir to the throne. We thank Mr Dixon for his continued work here at St. Joseph's.

Additional Reception 2019 Open Morning Session

Due to additional interest from parents within our local community, there will be an additional open morning for the Reception 2019 intake children at St. Joseph's on Thursday 29th November at 9.15am.  Please let any prospective parents know of this date.  Thank you.

Praise Assembly

Year Good Work Catholic Virtues
Reception Freddie and Lloyd Lucas
Year 1 Max and Patrick Joseph
Year 2 Sofia Tess
Year 3 Tyler Rose and Hermione
Year 4 Alex Gabriel
Year 5 Henry Alysia
Year 6 Ethan Jamie

What's On

7th - 23rd November Into Film Festival
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
Thursday 29th November Reception 2019 Open Morning 9.15am
Friday 30th November Year 3 Assembly 9.10am
Saturday 1st December OLAS Christmas Fayre 10.30am
Saturday 1st December PTA Christmas Movie Night at School 4.15pm
Sunday 2nd December First Sunday of Advent
Monday 3rd December Year 5 Confessions 11am
Tuesday 4th December Music and Mince Pies Performance 9.10am
Thursday 6th December Flu Vaccination - Reception class up to Year 5. #
Sunday 9th December Carol Concert at OLAS 3pm
Monday 10th December Full Academy Committee Meeting 7pm
Tuesday 11th December PTA Bags2School collection 9am
Wednesday 12th December School Celebration for the Feast Day of St. John - children in St. John's house can wear red this day
Wednesday 12th December School Christmas Dinner #
Thursday 13th December Reception Nativity 2.15pm
Friday 14th December Year 5 Guitar Concert 2.45pm
Monday 17th December Pantomime performance for children (funded by the PTA)
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

Christmas Lights Switch On Events

Christmas Lights ‘Switch On’ events across the Dudley Borough as follows:

  • Saturday 17 November – Halesowen Christmas Lights Switch on
  • Saturday 24 November- Dudley Christmas Lights Switch on
  • Friday 30 November – Brierley Hill Christmas Lights Switch on
  • Saturday 1 December – Stourbridge Christmas Lights Switch on
  • Please see below press release regarding these events

    Other planned events as follows

  • Saturday 17 November – Intu Merry Hill Christmas Lights Switch on:
  • Friday 30 November – Gornal Christmas Lights Switch on:
  • Friday 30 November – Kingswinford Christmas Lights Switch on:
  • All of this information is also on the DFIS website which is kept up to date on a regular basis and when you access the site, if you click on the ‘Events – what’s on’ section, the information will be on there.

    Virtues Focus - Faith-filled and Hopeful

    Pupils at St. Joseph's growing to be faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.

    Prayer of the Week

    Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for being our faithful friend.  Please help us to keep growing in faithfulness to you and one another. Amen.

    Pope's Intentions for November

    In the Service of Peace: That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

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