Friday 25th October 2019

The God Who Speaks: The Year of the Word

Launched on 30th September (the feast day of St. Jerome), the 'Year of the Word' will focus on celebrating, living and sharing God's word throughout the Catholic Church in England and Wales.  The year 2020 is also the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini, the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Benidict XVI on The Word of the Lord. This year also marks the 1,600th anniversary of St. Jerome's death.  These are strong reasons for us to embark at this time on a creative and deeper engagement with the Holy Scriptures.  Please pray that, during this special year, we may all be enriched and renewed by the living Word of God.  Then we shall ne moved afresh to share the love of Christ to the ends of the earth.  The Year of the Word initiative will continue until the end of December 2020.  Go to for more information.

Parents' Evening Questionnaire

Thank you to the parents who came along to one of the Parents' Evening sessions earlier this week.  If you were unable to meet with your child's class teacher than a separate appointment can be made in consultation with your child's teacher.  Please contact the school office so that this can be arranged.  Please also complete the updated parent questionniare which is available via the home landing page on the school website.  Your feedback will help us to make St. Joseph's even better. 

Curriculum Information for Parents

A reminder that the Class Yearly Overviews and Autumn term study plans are available on the School Website.  This will enable you can keep up-to-date with the areas of focus for each subject during the course of the year.  On the home page, click on the Key Information tab and then select Curriculum Plans.  There is also a St. Nicholas Owen CMAC Curriculum Intent which you can access via the same folder of documents. Thank you.

Black Country Consortium - Best Practice Filming at St. Joseph's

St. Joseph's has been highlighted as a school of best practice by the Black Country PE and SS Consortium in relation to promoting physcial activity to its children.  Consequently, the school has been selected to be part of a best practice case study on strategies to promote greater physical activity in relation to the CMO's recommendations of 60 minutes of physical activity per day.  This case study will focus on the implementation and impact of an Active Travel programme as a strategy to meet this recommendation for all pupils.  A letter will have been sent home with your child today along with a consent form.  Please complete the consent form and return to school by Friday 8th November.  The letter is also available on the School website too.  If you have any further queries please contact a member of the office team.

League Football Fixture at St. Joseph's

Our next school football fixture wil take place here at St. Joseph's on Thursday 7th November against Ham Dingle Primary School - KO at 3.50pm.

Final After School Volleyball Session

The final volleyball session at Redhill School on Monday 4th November has been rescheduled due to an INSET day at the school.  Further details about this final session after half term.

Praise Assembly

Year Group Good Work Catholic Virtues
Reception Class Flynn Amelia
Year 1 James Gabriella
Year 2 Rhodri Bella
Year 3 Eddy Leila
Year 4 Lara and Issac P Adam
Year 5 Kieran and Harry G Alex
Year 6 Lucian David

Food Bank Request

Please bring any items into school outlined below so that we can pass on these essentials to our brothers and sisters in need.  Thank you.



Prayer of the Week - The God who Speaks

Living God, you walk alongside us and speak to us throughout the Scriptures.  Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears and shows us how to live for one another.  Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world. Amen. Our Lady of the Annunciation - pray for us. St. Matthew - pray for us. St. Jerome - pray for us.

Virtues Focus - Grateful and Generous

Children in St. Joseph's School are growing to be: grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.

Parish Christmas Fayre - Saturday 30th November

The Raffle tickets for our Christmas Fayre will be available the weekend of 02/03 November.  If you can make a donation towards one of the cash prizes or donate another prize, please sign the sheet in the porch. A big thank you to those who very generosity donated raffle prizes last year.

If you are having a sort out over the coming half term, please think of donating items to the fayre. We are looking for good quality unwanted gifts, toiletries, candles, toys, games, bottles for the Tombola (anything from Squash to Whisky!) and Chocolate for our new Chocolate Tombola.  Please can we make a request – NO BOOKS, CD’s or DVD’s!! 

Boxes will be available at the back of our Church from the beginning of November.  

Thank you for anything you feel able to donate.

Nearer the day we welcome lots and lots of home-made cakes for the cake stall.   LOOK OUT FOR MORE DETAILS!

Pope's Intention for October

That the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary 'spring' in the church.

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

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