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Friday 15th March 2019

The Divinity of Christ

In this Sunday's Gospel, the disciples received a glimpse of the awesome divinity of Jesus.  However, they would also endure difficult times and see Jesus crucified.  So beforehand, God tells them to listen to Jesus and allows the to see Jesus for who is really is. The extraordinary appearance of Moses and Elijah and hearing his Father's voice from heaven, would have encouraged Jesus to continue his mission - to spread the Good News. Following Jesus is not always easy, it never has been.  But it, like the disciples, we too listen to Jesus, we will experience the encouragment that God offers freely to each one of us - today. 

Head teacher Visit from Sweden

This week, Mrs Svenson, the Head teacher of Barkaro skola in Vasteras (Central Sweden), has been in our school looking at our education system and in particular general aspects of leadership, developing management teams, IT in the classroom and raising pupil attainment.  We wish her well on her travels back to Sweden. The aim will be to develop links between the two schools.

Lenten Charity - Father Hudson's Care - Good Shepherd Appeal

Mrs Davis spoke with the children duirng Monday's Gospel Assembly about this year's fundraising programme for Father Hudson's Care.  The children have been given small boxes in which to place any small change from fasting and almsgiving during the season of Lent.  Last year, we raised an outstanding amount - £717.  Can we reach £750 this year?

PTA St. Patrick's Day Mufti

Thank you to everyone who supported this event by dressing in green on Friday. So far we have raised £183.00 which will be used to enhance the children's learning in school. Any remaining donations can be sent into the office on Monday.

Parents' Evening Questionnaire

Thank you for attending this week's Parents' Evening.  We do hope you found the session with your child's class teacher informative.  If you have not yet completed the parent questionnaire, please access the school website home page and click on the bottom left hand tab.  Your feedback on how we can improve the school is important to us.

Cross Country Update

Well done to our Cross Country Team who took part in the Dudley Primary Competition at Himley Hall and Park last Saturday.  Congratulations also to Jonathan in Year 5 who was placed 2nd overall in the boys' race where there were around 160 competitors.  Jonathan will represent Dudley at the regional competition in Wolverhampton later on this month.  The final round of the township competition will take place next Wednesday (20th March) at Ridgewood High School.  The final training session for cross country this year will take on Monday lunchtime at 12.30pm. 

Stourbridge Football League Fixture

Next Thursday, the school football team will play at home against Gig Mill Primary School.  We wish our team every success.

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 olasoffice@talktalk.net for more details.

Jude Marrey Fundraising Coffee Morning

Ruth Hill is supporting a different local charity each month as a way to mark her 50th Birthday. For the month of March she is supporting Jude's Smile.  On Saturday 16th March there will be a coffee morning held in the Parish Centre between 10.00am-12.00noon.  Jude has multiple diagnoses - microcephaly, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, all of which lead to various other challenges for him. But, to everyone who meets him he is just Jude who smiles when he’s happy and lets you know when he’s not. Jude's mother, Mrs Marrey, works in our school office, please call into the coffee morning if you can spare the time to help support Jude's Charity.  Thank you.

Out of School Hours Activities

Day Activity Year Group Time
Monday Multi-skills Years 1 to 3 8am
Monday Cross Country (last session) Years 4 to 6 12.30pm
Tuesday Gymnastics Years 3 to 6 8am
Tuesday Irish Dancing Years 1 to 6 3.15pm-4.15pm
Wednesday Multi-skills Years 4 to 6 8am
Wednesday Football 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 Years 4 to 6 3.15pm-4.15pm
Friday I'm an Archer Years 3 to 6 8am
Friday Football Years 5 and 6 12.45pm
Friday Football Years 1 to 6 3.15pm-4.45pm

Virtues Focus - Learned and Wise

Pupils at St. Joseph's are growing to be Learned by finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.

Prayer of the Week

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for encouraging us.  Please help us to be more like you - to be an encouragement to those around us. Amen.

Pope's Intention for March

That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, may feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.

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