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

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We are a FairAware School

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Our award!

On Thursday 24th January we received a FairAware Award form the Fairtrade Association.

The award is in recognition of our work learning about Fairtrade – which includes our assemblies, work in RE and running our very own Fairtrade Tuck Shop!

Congratulations to our cleaning team!

Thursday, 24 January 2019


We would like to congratulate our cleaning team here at St Joseph’s for passing their cleaning inspection with flying colours and gaining 100%.

Our cleaning staff work very hard to keep our school lovely and clean and we are very grateful and proud that all of their hard work has been recognised!

Daily Mile

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Year 3 taking part in the Daily Mile

On Monday 14th January we started a new initiative in school called the Daily Mile.

The Daily Mile was developed to encourage children (and adults) to be more active in school by walking, running or jogging a mile everyday.

We have taken on this idea along with thousands of other schools in England to become more active and healthier.  Each day after either playtime or lunchtime the children walk, run or jog around the playground for approximately 15 minutes to get their hearts beating faster!

The children have really enjoyed starting the Daily Mile!


Well Done Equality!

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Our Equality House Captain with the House Cup!

During our merit assembly on Wednesday 19th December we presented the house cup to the winning house point time for this term.

It was a closely run contest with LOTS of house points collected for all of our teams – but there can be only one winner and this term it is Equality!

Well done everyone in Equality!

Spelling Winners!

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

This half-terms spelling winners!

On Wednesday 19th December we congratulated our spelling winners for this half term!

Each week the children are given 5 or 10 spellings to learn ready for test a week later, if the children get full marks they receive a raffle ticket to put in the spelling jar and each half-term the winners are drawn and win a £5 gift voucher!

Well done this half-terms winners!

Father Christmas comes to the Fair!

Friday, 7 December 2018

Father Christmas and his Elf!

On Friday 7th December we held our Christmas Fair here at St Joseph’s!

There were chances to have a go on various tombola’s including: chocolate tombola, teddy tombola, gift and bottle tombola’s, a toy stall, a café to buy a drink and a biscuit and our well loved BIG raffle with excellent prizes!

As well as the stalls we were visited by Father Christmas who came to see the children and give them some lovely gifts!

Christmas Lights

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Our festive lights!

A big thank-you to Mr Gilbert our school Site Manager who has made the front of our school look very festive!

The lights and lovely Christmas tree look fantastic!

Our new shelter!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Our new shelter

On Tuesday 14th November our new parent shelter was fitted for parents collecting children from Year 2.

We always try to think about the needs of parents and waiting outside in the rain is something we hope our new shelter makes a little easier!

We now have shelters for parents at the front of the school, at the Year 1 and 2 entry and Year 1 exit points, Year 2 exit point and at the EYFS entrance and exit.

Hopefully these shelters make waiting in the bad weather a little easier!

Rosary Beads

Thursday, 4 October 2018

One of the coloured rosary beads

On Thursday 4th October the children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 were given special coloured rosary beads to use in school when praying the rosary.

The children pray the Rosary each day during October and now in addition to the teacher’s large rosary beads the children have lovely multi-coloured rosary beads to use as they pray together too.

eSafety Recognition

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Our certificate

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a certificate for our work around information sharing and safeguarding from RM Education.

The certificate shows that we have all the correct  procedures in place to keep information safe and to protect any sensitive information.