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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hillcrest Road, Dudley

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Anti-Bullying Training

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Our children with the Mayor

On Wednesday 18th April, a group of Year 4 and Year 5 pupils from St Joseph’s were invited to attend a training day, along with pupils from other schools in the Dudley area, to be trained as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. The children had the opportunity to network with other passionate young people where they were able to exchange ideas and share good practice. Children gained a deeper understanding of bullying, the facts and the effects of bullying. They gained basic training looking at the skills needed to support others and stay safe. They now have the knowledge and ability to lead some Anti-Bullying activities in school. Each child was presented with a certificate for their achievement.

The children had a fantastic day leaving them feeling inspired and full of more fantastic ideas. They even got to meet the Mayor of Dudley!

 

Year 2 and 3 receive their Prayer Bags!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

One of the prayer bags given to the children

On Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th April the children from Years 3 and 2 received Prayer Bags as a gift from the school to take home to use in their prayers.

The children were very excited about the Prayer bags and the chance to make their own prayer displays at home with their families.

On Year 3 child commented, “I prayed in the afternoon and the night with my whole family to end the day peacefully.  I really enjoyed having the prayer bag given to me and it made me think more about Jesus.”

 

Year 6 lead Mass

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The display the children created

On Tuesday 17th April it was the turn of the children from Year 6 to lead the first school Mass of the Easter season in school.

The children did a wonderful job of creating a lovely display, reading, acting and writing their own bidding prayers.

Well done Year 6.

One child commented, “I am so happy that Jesus rose form the dead – this is a very happy time.”

6C Celebrate St Bernadette

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

6C wearing their own clothes in celebration

On Tuesday 17th April the children from 6C came to school in their own clothes to celebrate their class saint – St Bernadette who celebrated her feast day yesterday (16th April).

The children spent some time learning even more about their class Saint and why St Bernadette was such a special person who set an example for us to follow today.

Easter Display

Monday, 16 April 2018

Our new display

On Monday 16th April we enjoyed looking our new Easter display in the hall.  The purple colours from Lent have been replaced with the Easter colours of white with gold and flowers have been placed around the word Alleluia as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.

Alleluia!

Monday, 16 April 2018

Our Easter display

On Monday 16th April during our Gospel Assembly the children listened to all of the Easter Readings to understand what happened following Jesus’ crucifixion – how he was placed in a tomb and then rose from the dead.

We placed the golden footprints on the display at the front of the hall to represent Jesus walking away from the cross alive!

We also lit our school’s Paschal candle for the first time this Easter, reminding us that Jesus rose from the dead and is the light of the world – this will be lit during all of our gatherings.

Easter Congratulations!

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Congratulations!

We would like to congratulate three of our staff who on Saturday 31st March during the Easter Vigil were received into the Catholic Church.

It was a very important and lovely occasion – congratulations!

Stations of the Cross

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Year 6’s special performance

On Thursday 29th March to complete our Holy Week assemblies it was the turn of the children from Year 6 to act out the Stations of the Cross.

The children did a very respectful job or showing Jesus’ final journey to the Cross where he was crucified, the children read and acted beautifully.

A lovely way to complete Holy Week in our school – thank you Year 6.

Year 5 Performance

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Year 5 during their performance

On Thursday 29th March during our merit assembly the children from Year 5 treated us to another performance of their dance which they had created for Mission, Values, Vocation and Prayer Week in school.

The children re-told Jesus’ mission through dance and drama, sharing his life story from birth to resurrection and even included some of the many miracles he performed.

A beautiful performance – thank you Year 5!

Lunchtime Competition

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Our lunchtime competition winners

On Thursday 29th March during our merit assembly the prizes were given out to the winners of the lunchtime colouring competition run by our school meals service at Bishop Milner.

The children all had the opportunity to enter the colouring completion and it was a hard decision but we congratulated the five winners, who all received an Easter Egg, chosen by Trudy the Head Cook.

Well done children!