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Fairtrade Assembly

Friday, 15 September 2017

Year 5 during their assembly!

On Friday 15th September Year 5 presented their assembly all about Fairtrade.

The children linked Fairtrade to the teachings of Jesus – how we should share what we have.

Also, the children reminded us of the gospel values of being eloquent and truthful which we are learning about this half term.

Thank you Year 5!

Happy Birthday Mary!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Our special display for Mary’s birthday.

On Friday 8th September we held a special assembly to celebrate Mary, Our Lady’s birthday.

We created a lovely display to honour Mary along with singing and praying together.

Happy birthday Mary!

Mission Team at work!

Friday, 21 July 2017

The Mission Team working together!

On Friday 21st July the Mission Team held a special meeting – even though it was the last day of the school year!

The children worked in their two groups – Collective Worship Evaluators and Catholic Life Evaluators to evaluate the schools work during the last term!

The children recognised that there was a lot of good work at St Joseph’s and they came up with some good ideas to make it even better too!

Well done children for all of your hard work!

 

Graduation!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Year 6 dressed in their robes and hats ready for Graduation!

On Friday 20th July the whole school came together to celebrate Year 6’s Graduation.

During the ceremony we heard so many lovely things about each child – how kind, well-behaved, respectful etc they all are.

We are very proud of our Year 6 class and which they all the best at their new schools!

Confirmation gifts and certificates

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The children receiving their certificates and gifts

On Tuesday 18th July during the Year 6 leavers and Confirmation Mass the children received their Confirmation certificates signed by Bishop McGough.

The children also received a special gift from the school in celebration of the special event in their lives.

Great Get Together

Friday, 14 July 2017

Our Great Get Together!

On Friday 14th July to mark the end of Brilliant to be in Britain week, we held our Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox, the MP who sadly lost her life last year.

Our Great Get Together followed fantastic dance performances during the day from all of the children from Nursery to Year 6.

At our Great Get Together we had a bouncy castle, chocolate and bottle tombolas, teddy stall, face painting, raffle and fantastic DJ’s!  Lots of families were able to join us and share in a fantastic time in each other’s company!

Confirmation Display

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The lovely Confirmation display in Church

In preparation for Year 6’s Confirmation in Church on Tuesday 11th July the children created a lovely display.

The display contained lovely prayers and reflections by the children who have been preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Well done Year 6!

Year 1 Prayer Gathering

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Year 1 and 5’s gathering

On Tuesday 11th July the children from Year 1 prepared a special Prayer Partner gathering for their Prayer Partners in Year 5.

Year 1 prepared: prayers, songs, readings and a lovely prayer display to share with Year 5.

It was a lovely gathering and Year 5 were very impressed at how Year 1 had prepared for the gathering by themselves!

Confirmation

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

On Tuesday 11th July Year 6 received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop McGough in Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury Church in Dudley.

It was a lovely and special occasion where the Year 6 children were joined by lots of family and friends.

Children from St Joseph’s also came along to support the children from Year 6 by playing musical instruments and singing in the choir!

The Great Get Together

Monday, 10 July 2017

Our Great Get Together launch assembly

On Monday 10th July in our Monday assembly we launched our special Brilliant in Britain Week which will conclude on Friday with a Great Get Together with all the children and their families from St Joseph’s gathering together to enjoy dance performances and enjoying the after school get together with stalls, bouncy castle and DJ!

The Great Get Together is a special event organised by  the family and friends of Jo Cox, the MP who was sadly killed last year.  During the assembly we learnt a little bit more about Jo Cox – her life, family and what she believed in.

Jo Cox believed that ‘we have more in common than that which divides us’ a theory we put to the test when we talked to the person next to us – we found that although we are different in skin colour, religion, gender etc we have a lot more in common e.g. the way we treat each other, our values, our likes and dislikes.

We are looking forward to our Great Get Together on Friday!