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Friday 23rd November 2018

Jesus - the Universal King

In this Sunday's Gospel, we are reminded about Jesus' kingship - not one of political power, crowns and splendour, but one of peace and truth.  He is not an earthly king - his kingdom is heaven.  At his trial Jesus stands up for God's true values of love and forgiveness which lead us to the truth.  Jesus also reveals the truth about ourselves.  Our leaders in the Archdiocese of Birmingham have supported the independent inquiry concerning events which have happened in the past.  The work being conducted through this inquiry will support the strengthening and improvements in safeguarding practice within the Church.  The welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is a fundamental priority of the Archdiocese.  We pray for the people who have been affected by events which have happened in the past and pray for our Chuch leaders to continue to guide their communities in the way of Christ Jesus.

Notification of Diocesan Section 48 Inspection

The school has been notified that a Section 48 inspection (Archdiocese of Birmingham) will take place on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th December 2018.  The inspectors will be Mrs Mary Daniels and Sister Susan Collins who have both spent many years as Head teachers of Catholic schools.  This will review the school's progress with recommendations from an interim visit back in April 2017 and also evaluate the school's effectiveness in the Catholic Life, Religious Education and Collective Worship provision. Please keep all the school members in your prayers as we prepare for our visit. 

Year 6 Sacrament of Confirmation Enrolment Mass

Please join our parish this Sunday for Mass at 10.30am as we mark the end of the liturgical year, the feast of Christ the King, Youth Sunday and the enrolment of our Year 6 pupils as they embark on their journey of faith to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 27th January 2018. Please keep our Year 6 Confirmandi in your prayers at this time.

Reception 2019 Open Morning Session

A reminder that our additional open morning session for Reception 2019 parents will take place on Thursday 29th November starting at 9.15am.  Please let any prospective parents know of this date.  Thank you.

Praise Assembly

Year Good Work Catholic Virtues
Reception Tabitha and Xanthe Harry
Year 1 Archie and Matty Katie
Year 2 Oliver Millie
Year 3 Edward Jacob
Year 4 Seth Jude
Year 5 Evie Freya
Year 6 Sara Lily

What's On

Sunday 25th November Year 6 Enrolment Mass at OLAS 10.30am
Monday 26th November Resources Committee Meeting 7pm
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 Film Night with Santa 4.15pm
Sunday 2nd December First Sunday of Advent
Monday 3rd December Section 48 Inspection
Monday 3rd December Advent Mass 10.55am
Tuesday 4th December Section 48 Inspection
Tuesday 4th December Music and Mince Pies Performance 9.30am
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

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 leading us in the way of truth - to help God's kingdom of love to grow in our hearts, in our homes and in our schools. 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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