This coming Sunday we celebrate the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul, who did great work for the Church. Both of these men were Apostles who met with Jesus and were given authority to build Jesus' Church on earth. Jesus established his Church as a reminder of God's love for all people. In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus asks his disciples, "Who do you say I am?" Peter realises the truth about Jesus and professes his faith in Jesus as Christ - the Son of the living God. Jesus then gives Peter the important task of leading the Church - a duty which is now undertaken by Pope Francis.
We were once again blessed with beautiful weather on Thursday for the 'School Games Day'. Well done to all our children who displayed the olympic and paralympic values throughout the two events: friendship, excellence, respect, determination, courage, inspiration and equality. Thank you also to our school staff, Mr Wolfe from RB Gym and Sport and also our Year 6 children for their help in the organisation of the equipment and supporting the younger children too. There were only 10 points difference between first and second place overall! Congratulations to our winning house, St. Luke, who have now won this annual event two years consecutively. This was a wonderful way to finish our School Sport Week together.
A reminder that our school transition day will take place next Wednesday (3rd July). This is an opportunity for parents to meet their child's new class teacher through the 'Meet the Teacher' sessions. There will be three 10 minute sessions starting at 9.15am. This will include a brief overview about the expectations in each class followed by any questions. The children will then spend the afternoon with their new teacher, this also includes our new Reception children too (2pm-3pm). Our new Reception parents will also be meeting with Mr Carry, School Staff, Academy Committee and PTA representatives plus other members from our wider community on the same day at 6.30pm. This meeting will be held in the Reception classroom.
|Reception||Mrs Piercy and Mrs Dodd|
|Year 1||Mrs Cangiano|
|Year 2||Mrs Riley|
|Year 3||Miss Robertson|
|Year 4||Mrs Mahoney|
|Year 5||Mrs Hickman|
|Year 6||Mrs Lawson|
Thank you to all our children and their families for supporting this year's 'Race for Jude' sponsored event which took place on Wednesday afternoon. So far we have raised £722 to support Mrs Marrey's son, Jude, with the vital equipment he needs. There were two very generous donations from two Reception parents, each giving £140 to this event. Thank you all for your generosity.
Thank you to our School PTA members, parents and staff who supported the Summer Fayre last Saturday. We were blessed with fantastic weather which helped to encourage so many people to come along and support this event. All the money raised will go back directly into school to support all pupils here at St. Joseph's. Many thanks for your continued support. Final total to be announced shortly.
|Monday||Multi-skills||Years 1 to 3||8am|
|Monday||Girls' Football Training||Years 4 to 6||12.50pm|
|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 9||Years 3 to 6||8am|
|Friday||Football||Years 5 and 6||12.50pm|
|Friday||Football||Years 1 to 6||3.15pm-4.45pm|
On Thursday, your child should have brought home a flyer about the new Activity Camps which will be taking place at St. Joseph's School over the summer holidays (Monday22nd July to Friday 30th August). This is being led by the company which we use for the majority of our clubs, PE curriculum support, Active Maths and Balance Ability programmes - RB Gym and Sport. Contat details for further information as follows: 0121 695 1394 / www.rbgymandsport.co.uk / email@example.com.
All are welcome to the tennis and squash finals day on Saturday 6th July. Fancy trying tennis, racketball or squash? Free adult and junior coaching, fun and games. All day BBQ.
Three Summer Camps for children of all ages and abilities will take place during the holidays on the following dates: 31st July, 1st and 2nd August; 21st, 22nd and 23rd August; 28th, 29th and 30th August. Please contact Kirk Woodhall on 07792 755567 or Grant Chapman on 07800 936550.
Children in St. Joseph's School are growing to be intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for establishing the Church to support, strengthen and guide us as we journey through life together. Amen.
That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor.