Friday 15th October 2021

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In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus teaches the disciples how to be truly great. Being kind, self-giving, thoughtful and helpful are great qualities. It is not always easy to live our lives in this way but it is the way that God want us to live, to become the best that we can be. God is great and He made us to be great too. Through spending lots of his time serving others Jesus shows us the way to true greatness. 

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Autumn Term Parents' Evening Arrangements

Our initial virtual meeting for parents via Microsoft Teams for children in Reception to Year 5, will take place this coming Tuesday (3.30pm-5.30pm) and Wednesday (4pm-6pm).  Please be patient if there are any connectivity issues when joining a session which are beyond our control.  

Project Gambia Shoebox Appeal Deadline

Please bring filled shoe boxes into school by Wednesday 20th October in support of our Project Gambia appeal. Thank you.

Change of End of School Year Date

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Due to the additional Bank Holiday in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on Friday 3rd June 2022, Dudley Borough Council and other LAs associated within our MAC have agreed to change the end of year date from Friday 22nd July to Thursday 21st July 2022. Please make a note of this in your diary.

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On Friday 22nd October, our last day of the half term, we will be supporting Cancer Research by holding a non-uniform day.  Children are encouraged to bring in a donation of £1 to wear either pink or bright clothes to school on this day.  Thank you for supporting a cause which is close to all our hearts.

Cauliflower Christmas Project

St. Joseph's are taking part in the Cauliflower Christmas Project to help raise money for the school in association with the PTA.  Your child will receive an 'Artwork Form' in order to create their Christmas picture.  Parents can then order a variety of gifts with their child's design embossed on the front i.e. cards, wrapping paper, mugs, pack of cards etc. Please return forms to school by Thursday 21st October.

Gifts from God (Praise Assembly)

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Congratulations to the following children for being chosen by their class teachers for either Good Work or displaying our School Virtues (Eloquent and Truthful) this week.    Well done also to St. Luke's for gaining the most house points over the last fortnight.

Class Good Work Virtues
Reception Anne-Marie Henry
Year 1 Georgie Jackson
Year 2 Grace Rhydian
Year 3 Flo Freddie
Year 4 Amelia Georgia
Year 5 Oliver Alyssa
Year 6 Rose Tyler

Half term Tennis Camps at Stourbridge Lawn Tennis Club

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DPA Music Lessons

If your child is in KS2 and interested in music lessons at school delivered by the DPA please click on the above link for more details.

Our Lady's & All Saints Mass Times

You are all welcome to join us at Our Lady's & All Saints Church.

Saturday 5.00pm

Sunday 8.30am & 11am

St. Luke's Feast Day - Wednesday 20th October

Lunchtime Supervisor Vacancy

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We have a vacancy for a Lunchtime Supervisor, Monday to Friday 12.00noon-1.25pm. If you are interested or know of anyone who may be interested please contact the school office on 01384 431980 or email

Latest advice for parents on coronavirus from the DfE

Click on the following link to the NHS website for information on what to do if you or your child/ren show the main symptoms of Coronavirus.

Covid Family Support Information

We have all experienced challenges and difficulties during this pandemic, but sometimes we may need support from someone else or know of someone who may need additional help.  Dudley MBC have created a 'Support for Families' leaflet which signposts local services to parents. We have also included an updated list of support for parents via a range of local and national agencies.  These documents can be found within the Covid 19 tab on the school website landing page.

Black Country Health Care 24-7 Support Line for adults and young people

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have just launched a 24-7 support line for adults, older adults, children and young people who require urgent mental health support during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please don't suffer in silence.  If you are experiencing increased distress or anxiety during these uncertain times, then pick up the phone and speak to one of the specialist mental health professionals who will be able to support you.  Further details and contact information can be found on the flyer within the Covid 19 tab on the school website.  

Wednesday Word Link

The Wednesday Word can be accessed via following link: The Wednesday Word Primary School Resource | Catholic Church.  Please go through this with leaflet with your child so that they become more familiar and understand the focus of the Gospel each week.

Prayer of the Week

Merciful God, we pray with thanks and gratitude for the great spiritual gift of Saint John Paul II's apostolic life and mission.  Through his heavenly intercession we ask that the 'Assisted Dying' Bill be defeated and that the infinite worth of each human person is upheld through proper investment in palliative care.  Grant also that we may grow in love for You and proclaim boldly the love of Jesus Christ to all people.  Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.  Our Father..., Hail Mary..., Glory Be...

Virtues Focus - Eloquent and truthful

Children at St. Joseph's are growing to be eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.

Pope's Intention for October

Intention for evangelization - Missionary disciples

We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavour of the Gospel.

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