The season of Lent presents a great opportunity for us to examine our conscience - do we need a change of heart, a change of attitude? In this Sunday's Gospel, the fig tree represents God's people - it represents all of us. We are all called to change: to grow and so enrich the world around us - to love as Jesus loved. That is what being fully human means! Jesus is like the gardener. He is patient with us, nurtures us and helps us to change for the better.
On Tuesday 26th March (Year 2) and Wednesday 27th March (Year 6) at 6.30pm, we will be holding parents' meetings to inform and update on the end of key stage assessments which will take place during May 2019. The sessions will last about an hour and will give our parents the opportunity to understand how these assessments will be condcuted and answer any questions which they may have. Please let the office know if you will be attending. Thank you.
A reminder to our Year 3 parents that the next First Holy Communion meeting will take place at OLAS Church on Thursday 28th March at 7pm. The children's session will then take place on Saturday at 10.30am and then the preparation Mass on Mothering Sunday will be at 10.30am.
On Friday 29th March, our PTA will be organising our annual Mother's Day sale. For £2 the children will be able to choose a gift for their mothers which will be wrapped ready for Mothering Sunday (31st March). Please also remember that the clocks will move to BST (+ 1 hour) in the early hours of Sunday 31st March.
We will be holding a Science Day at St. Joseph's on Tuesday 26th March as part of British Science Week. There will be an assembly by the 'Mad Science' company to start the day.The children will then take part in a variety of experiments/activities such as creating egg parachutes, making neurons, inventing a pollution solution and exploring surface tension.
Well done to our Cross Country Team of 8 boys and 8 girls who took part in final round of the township competition earlier this week at Ridgewood High School. A big congratulations to Jonathan who was the boys' overall winner - fantastic! We also wish him luck in the Borough wide event a week on Saturday where he will represent Dudley.
Congratulations to the school football team who beat Gig Mill 2 - 0 yesterday. The next fixture will again be at St. Joseph's on Monday after school against Hob Green. We wish all our players every success.
Have lunch on 28th March and be in with a chance to be one of ten lucky winners in our free prize draw to win Showcase cinema gift pack and film merchandise.Children in Reception and KS1 are entitled to universal free school meals. Children in KS2 can purchase a school dinner for £2.30.
|Year Group||Catholic Virtues||Good Work|
|Reception Class||Bodhi||Sebby and Sam|
|Monday||Multi-skills||Years 1 to 3||8am|
|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||12.50pm|
|Thursday||Gymnastics||Years 1 and 2||8am|
|Thursday||School Football Team||Years 4 to 6||12.50pm|
|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||12.50pm|
|Friday||Football||Years 1 to 6||3.15pm-4.45pm|
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.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for your patient care for us. Show us where we need to change - to grow more in our love for you and for each other. Amen.
That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, may feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.