Friday 25th January 2019

Coming of the Holy Spirit

This Sunday we welcome Bishop David McGough back to the Parish to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with our Year 6 pupils.  The Confirmandi have been working hard to prepare for this wonderful occasion which recognises these young people as full members of the Church community. We thank our staff, sponsors and parents who have supported our young people in their continued journey of faith. This Sunday's Gospel reminds us about spreading the Good News (Gospel) to all people. At Pentecost, Jesus' disciples were filled with the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit to spread the Good News. May our Confirmandi be given the strength and courage to be witnesses to Jesus through their words and actions too.  Please keep these children in your prayers.

Nut Allergies in School

Please be aware that  some children in school have a nut allergy. Please be vigilant to check food labels on snacks, lunch box items and any food items sent in to school.

PE and School Sport Update

Congratulations to the team of 11 children from Years 5 and 6 who represented St. Joseph's at yesterday's Primary Sportshall Athletics Competition at OSH School.  It was a very closely contested event and St. Joseph's were placed 3rd out of 11 teams.  Unfortunately, only the top two teams progress onto the Dudley finals.  Well done to the team for being great ambassadors of the school.

Year 4 Cake Sale

Thank you for your generosity in supporting Year 4's cake sale to raise funds for the "Build a Brick" campaign for Project Gambia. Congratulations to Year 4 who have raised £78.37.

Vacancy for a Lunchtime Supervisor

We have a vacancy for a Lunchtime Supervisor, Monday to Friday 12.00pm-1.25pm each day. If you are interested or know someone who might be contact the school office for more details.

Donations of girls' clothes

St. Chad's Sanctuary is a place of welcome for Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Their aim is to make people welcome through the provision of practical support, English classes and welfare support. They URGENTLY need donations of good quality girls' clothing aged between 7 and 11. Please bring any donations to the school office for collection by Friday 1st February. Many thanks for your continued support for those in need.

Praise Assembly

Year Group Catholic Virtues Good Work
Reception Class Tabitha Lucas and Emily
Year 1 Feliks Murray
Year 2 Jarvis Leila
Year 3 Isaac G Veronica
Year 4 Noah Elan
Year 5 Lisa Ida
Year 6 At Church At Church

What's On - Spring term 2019

Sunday 27th January Year 6 Sacrament of Confirmation 1pm
Wednesday 30th January Reception Class Mass 9.10am
Tuesday 5th February Safer Internet Day - Together for a better internet
Wednesday 6th February Year 3 Class Mass 9.10am
Wednesday 6th February Dudley Inter School Maths Competition for Years 3 and 4
Thursday 7th February Tempest whole class photographs am
Thursday 7th February Year 3 First Holy Communion Session for Parents at OLAS 7pm
Saturday 9th February Year 3 First Holy Communion Preparation Session at OLAS 10.30am
Sunday 10th February Year 3 First Holy Communion Enrolment Mass at OLAS 10.30am
Monday 11th February Full Academy Committee Meeting 7pm
Tuesday 12th February Year 1 Assembly 9.10am
Wednesday 13th February Year 4 Class Mass 9.10am
Thursday 14th February Year 5 Pyramid Concert with Hagley Catholic High School pm
Friday 15th February Dudley Primary Gymnastics Competition at Leasowes am
Friday 15th February Finish school for half term break 3.15pm
Monday 25th February School INSET Day - children not in school on this day
Tuesday 26th February Spring term 2 starts for children 8.45am
Wednesday 27th February Dudley Inter School Maths Competition for Years 5 and 6
Thursday 28th February Year 3 First Holy Communion Parents' Session at OLAS 7pm
Saturday 2nd March Year 3 First Holy Communion Children's Session at OLAS 10.30am
Sunday 3rd March Year 3 First Holy Communion Preparation Mass at OLAS 10.30am
Tuesday 5th March SLP Unity Service at St. James' Church am
Wednesday 6th March Ash Wednesday Service 9.10am
Thursday 7th March Year 3 First Confession at OLAS 6.30pm
Monday 11th March Gospel Assembly - Fr. Hudson's Appeal
Monday 11th March Year 5 Confessions 11am
Tuesday 12th March Parents' Evening 3.30pm-5.30pm
Wednesday 13th March Year 2 Class Mass 9.10am
Wednesday 13th March Dudley Area Finals - Tag Rugby am
Wednesday 13th March Parents' Evening 5pm-7pm
Monday 18th March Year 4 Confessions 11am
Tuesday 19th March St. Joseph's Feast Day Mass 2pm
Monday 25th March Year 6 Confessions 11am
Wednesday 27th March Year 1 Class Mass 9.10am
Thursday 28th March Year 3 First Holy Communion Parents' Session at OLAS 7pm
Saturday 30th March Year 3 First Holy Communion Children's Session at OLAS 10.30am
Sunday 31st March Year 3 First Holy Communion Preparation Mass at OLAS 10.30am
Monday 1st April Full Academy Committee Meeting 7pm
Tuesday 2nd April Years 3 and 4 Production 6.30pm
Wednesday 3rd April St. Mark's Feast Day - children of this House can wear blue
Wednesday 3rd April Years 3 and 4 Production 6.30pm
Friday 12th April End of term Mass 9.10am
w/c Monday 15th April Holy Week
Friday 19th April Good Friday
Sunday 21st April Easter Sunday
Monday 29th April Start of the Summer term for children

Fizz Free February

Fizz Free February is coming to Dudley for the first time, will you be making the pledge to #gofizzfree?

Could you and your family give up fizzy drinks for February?

Taking part in Fizz Free February is a great way to reduce your sugar intake by cutting out fizzy drinks. It can also help you on your way to drinking fewer sugary drinks for the rest of the year.
Three great reasons to go Fizz Free
  • you can save £438 a year if you stop drinking one bottle of soft drink, per day, for a year
  • drinking just one 330ml can of fizzy drink a day could add up to over a stone weight gain per year
  • Make your pledge by tweeting @dudleymbc or @LetsgethealthyD using #gofizzfree or sign up at

    Out of School Hours Activities

    Day Activity Year Group Time
    Monday Multi-skills Years 1 to 3 8am
    Monday Cross Country Years 4 to 6 12.30pm
    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 Cross Country Years 4 to 6 12.30pm
    Wednesday Football (mixed) Years 3 and 4 12.45pm
    Thursday Gymnastics Years 1 and 2 8am
    Thursday School Football Team (mixed) 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 - Eloquent and Truthful

    Pupils at St. Joseph's are growing to be Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world. 

    Prayer of the Week

    Pour out your Spirit upon your people, and grant us a new vision of your glory, a new experience of your power, a new faithfulness to your word, a new consecration to your service, that your love may grow among us, and your kingdom come; through Christ, our Lord, Amen.

    Pope's Intention for January

    Evangelization - Young People:
    That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.

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