Friday 20th December 2019
A Message from Mr Carry
As we come to the end of the Autumn term, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members of staff, volunteers, Academy Committee members, parents and parishioners for their continued support to the children of St. Joseph's. We are blessed to have such a caring community who want to do the very best for each and every child. With the election campaign now over and a majority Conservative govenrment at the helm, it will be interesting to see how schools and education are supported as we start a new decade. Financial pressures will continue to remain and I thank the members of the PTA for their contiued support in raising much needed additional funds to supplement the resources offered by the school. If you would like to support the school through volunteering as a PTA member or perhaps you have some time to listen to readers then please contact the school office. The school has continued to develop from strength-to-strength since the introduction of the new curriculum back in 2014 which has been reflected in the outcomes achieved at all phases including are most able pupils and the progress of those with SEND. This has been a combination of support through committed staff, parents and the Multi-Academy Company. As we start a new year and a new decade, let us all continue to work collaboratively to enable all our pupils to receive the best possible education through a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum. I wish all our children, parents and wider family members a very Happy and Holy Christmas break and I look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday 7th January at 8.45am.
Adverse Weather Conditions - Closure in advance of a school day
A reminder of the procedure if the school was to close in advance of the school day. The Principal will make the decision to close the school and a text message will be sent to parents by 7am on the day of the closure. A message will also be added to the home page of the school website. The Principal will also contact the Local Authority and local radio stations to advise of the school closure. Please ensure that the school office has your latest mobile contact number if this has changed recently.
Christmas at our Lady and All Saints Church
Christmas Eve - Mass at 9am, 5pm (families) and 8.30pm/ Christmas Carols at 8pm. Christmas Day - Mass at 8.30am and 10.30am.
INSET Day - Monday 6th January 2020
A reminder that school will be closed to pupils on Monday 6th January due to a Multi-Academy Company INSET Day at Hagley Catholic High School on this day. The term for pupils will start at 8.45am on Tuesday 7th January 2020.
Sportshall Athletics Trials (Years 5 and 6)
Trials for this year's Sportshall Athletics competition will take place on Tuesday 7th January at 12.20pm. Please ensure that your child brings to school a separate sports kit including plenty of layers. The team of 6 girls and 6 boys will then compete at Old Swinford Hospital School on Thursday 30th January (pm).
Cross Country Training (Years 4 to 6)
Cross Country training for this year's Stourbridge League will begin on Tuesday 14th January at 12.20pm. Please ensure that your child brings to school a separate sports kit including plenty of layers. Training sessions will normally take place on a Monday. The first round of this year's competition will take place at St. Joseph's School on Wednesday 5th February starting at 4pm. If any parents are able to marshal then please leave your name with the school office. Thank you.
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Prayer of the Week - Dedication to our Parish
God our Father, as a Parish this day we re-dedicate our whole lives to the service of your Church, With confidence, we present our heartfelt prayers to You. We ask you to bless this Parish Community, our homes, our families. Strengthen with your peace all our days. We commend ourselves to the protection of Mary, our Lady, the Mother of Jesus, Mother of the Church. Through her prayers may we be preserved from all evil influences, now and at the hour of our death. This prayer we ask in the Name of Jesus who lives and reigns with you, the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Virtues Focus - Attentive and Discerning
Pupils at St. Joseph’s are growing to be: Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.
Pope's Intention for December
The Future of the Very Young:That every country take the measures necessary to prioritize the future of the very young, especially those who are suffering.