Friday 8th February 2019

Our Calling to Follow Jesus' Footsteps

In this Sunday's Gospel, Peter (after a night of failed fishing) is finally successful and realises his tru calling because he listens to and follows' Jesus' instructions.  It is important to make the right choice about who or waht we follow in life.  Simply following our desires and feelings, which often change, can leave us feeling unsatisfied.  Jesus invites each and every one of us to make following him our most important priority.  We follow Jesus whenever we are kind, try to make peace, and make others feel welcome.  Choosing to follow Jesus is not always easy but it really does guide and help our famiies to keep growing in wisdom and love. 

Section 48 Inspection Report

The School has received the Section 48 inspection report from the Birmingham Diocesan Education Service which took place on 3rd and 4th December 2018.  Even though our grading is now 'Good', seven out of nine aspects have been graded as 'outstanding' under a more rigorous framework.     We thank God for our pupils, staff, parents and volunteers who collectively make St. Joseph's such a wonderful, caring community centred on Jesus Christ.  A copy of the report will be available on the school website.  Paper copies of the report will be available upon request.

Project Gambia

Do you have a pencil case that you no longer use anymore?

Please fill your old pencil case up with pens and pencils so that we can send it to the children at Hanne Vibre School in the Gambia. There are 63 pupils in the school and we hope to be able to provide one to each pupil. Please send donations in by Friday 15th February. Thank you for your support. 

PTA Event - St. Patrick's Party Night

Unfortunately, due to lack of ticket sales the PTA have had to cancelled this event.

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.

Would you be able to help with the Church cleaning ?

Have you a free hour or so during the week?

Would you are interested in organising a group of parents' to join the Church cleaning rota, to hoover and dust the inside of the church at a time that suits you. It would only be once every 9 weeks. Contact Sarah Price at the Parish office on 01384 395308 or email for more details.

Praise Assembly

Year Group Catholic Virtues Good Work
Reception Class Joe Flynne and Harry
Year 1 Michael Joseph
Year 2 Sophia Iris
Year 3 Whole Class Lauren
Year 4 Yousaf Sachiel and Whole Class
Year 5 Destiny Michael
Year 6 Jacob Will,Freddie and Simon

Stourbridge Learning Partnership Cross Country Event at St. Joseph's

This Tuesday, St. Joseph's will be hosting the first round of the SLP Cross Country Competition.         A team of 8 boys and 8 girls will be competing against other children from across our local township.  The boys' race will start at 4pm and the girls' race immediately afterwards.  If you are able to support this event by marshalling then please leave your name with the school office and meet in the main entrance on Tuesday at 3.30pm.  The next round will take place at Brindley Heath Junior School on Wednesday 6th March, with the final round taking place on Wednesday 20th March at Ridgewood High School. We wish our teams the best of luck at these events.

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 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

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for calling us to follow you.  Please help us to be your faithful followers - helping our world become a better place. Amen.

Pope's Intention for February

That all may welcome the victims of human trafficking.

For school dates please refer to 'Calendar' on the school website

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