Friday 15th February 2019

The 'Be' Attitudes

In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus promises God's blessing on those in need.  He reminds the people not to be troubled with the problems of life, but to trust in God.  Today, Jesus wants each one of us to place our trust in God.  There can be many things that trouble our hearts, but following and trusting God frees us from worrying in his life and assures us of life forever with God.

Appointment of Catholic Senior Executive Lead for SNOMAC

The Board will now work closely with both Mrs Horan and the Hagley Academy Committee to recruit a worthy successor to take over as Principal of Hagley Catholic High School.

The Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Mrs Suzanne Horan has been appointed as Catholic Senior Executive Leader (CSEL) of St Nicholas Owen Catholic MAC, with effect from 1st September 2019. In this exciting new role role she will have overall accountability for both the educational performance and the financial management of all the schools within the MAC, and will closely with the Board, the Principals and the local Academy Committees,  to ensure that the MAC continues to develop and grow.

Parent Academy Committee Representatives

Congratulations to Mrs Kathryn Sargent and Ms Hayley McCormack who have been duly elected unopposed as parent representatives of St. Joseph's Academy Committee. The parent academy committee representative role is not to represent parents in the sense of being a delegate but to bring to the local Academy Committee the qualities and insights that they have because they are a parent of a child in the school with first hand knowledge of all that it means. They are not a representative of the parents but a representative parent. We thank both parents for offering their support to our school. 

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.  The report is now available on the school website.  On the Home Page, click on the Key Information tab.  Go to the Inspections folder and then Section 48 Inspection Report.

INSET Day - Monday 25th February 2019

Monday 25th February is a School INSET Day.  Children will not be in school on this day.  We look forward to welcomimg them back on Tuesday 26th February from 8.45am.  We wish our children and their famiies a rested half term break.

Project Gambia

Thank you for all your contributions. We have managed to collect over 75 filled pencil cases to send to the children of Hanne Vibre school in the Gambia, as well as extra stationery and art supplies.

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 Minie James and Louis
Year 1 Matty Daisy-May and Rhodri
Year 2 Esme Tess
Year 3 Max Tyler and Harvey
Year 4 Whole Class Elan
Year 5 Jon Whole Class
Year 6 Ethan Elisabeth

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, please help us to trust in you, to share your love and be a blessing to each other and to all those in need.  Amen.

Pope's Intention for February

That all may welcome the victims of human trafficking.

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