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Friday 30th November 2018

Advent a Season of Hope

This Sunday, the first of the new liturgical year, we begin to celebrate the season of Advent.  Advent is a season of hope, culminating in the celebration of the birth of Jesus, which brings us the good news that we are loved unconditionally by God. This Sunday's Gospel is filled with hope, reminding us that, one day, Jesus will return.  Until that time, Saint Pio of Pietreclcina (Padre pio) reminds us, "Pray, hope and don't worry."  Advent is a great opportunity to be spiritually refreshed, to get rid of everything negative in life and make it altogether positive.  Now is the time to make a fresh start, to welcome the Lord and to be filled with hope.

Diocesan Section 48 Inspection on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th December

A reminder that the school has received notification that a Diocesan Section 48 inspection will take place on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th December 2018.  The purpose of this inspection is to review the school's progress with recommendations from an interim monitoring visit back in April 2017 and also evaluate the school's effectiveness in terms of its provison of Catholic Life, Religious Education and Collective Worship. Please keep all members of our school community in your prayers.

Praise Assembly

Year Good Work Catholic Virtues
Reception Callum and Alfie Flynne
Year 1 Lois Christopher
Year 2 Jarvis Toby
Year 3 Holly Whole Class
Year 4 Harry O Fin
Year 5 Destiny Nicole
Year 6 Luke Tom

What's On

Saturday 1st December OLAS Christmas Fayre 10.30am-2pm
Saturday 1st December PTA Film Night with Santa 4.15pm-6.30pm
Sunday 2nd December First Sunday of Advent
Monday 3rd December Advent Mass 10.55am
Monday 3rd December Section 48 Inspection
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
Tuesday 11th 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 the hope and light you bring to our lives.  Please help us to bring light and hope to others as we journey through Advent.  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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