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

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Reconciliation during Advent

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Reconciliation display

Following Mass on Tuesday 4th December Father Louis stayed in school to hear Confession.

The Catholic children form Years 4, 5 and 6 were invited to receive Reconciliation with Father Louis as part of their getting ready preparation during this Advent season.

Year 5 lead Mass

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Year 5’s lovely altar display

.On Tuesday 4th December the children from Year 5 lead our first school Mass in the season of Advent.

The children did a wonderful job of writing the bidding prayers, reading, acting and bringing up the offertory – well done children.

The children also reminded us of the values of hopeful and faith-filled which we are learning even more about this half term.


Year 4’s Prayer Bags

Monday, 3 December 2018

Year 4’s special prayer bags

On Monday 3rd December the children from Year 4 took home special prayer bags as a gift from the school.

Each prayer bag – which is Advent themed – contains a purple cloth, a candle and an advent calendar for the children to create their own prayer area at home.

We hope the children enjoy them!

The Bare Stable

Monday, 3 December 2018

The empty stable

On Monday 3rd December the children enjoyed looking at out lovely stable which has been placed in the hall.

The stable is brightly lit, but at the moment only has the animals inside – we can see that Mary, Joseph and the donkey are on their way to the stable (they are on the window sill!) but they haven’t arrived yet!

The Jesse Tree begins!

Monday, 3 December 2018

Our lovely Jesse Tree, Advent wreath and Holy Family.

On Monday 3rd December (our first day in school during Advent) we celebrated the beginning of our school tradition – the Jesse Tree!

Each day during Advent the whole school gathers together to learn all about Jesus’ ancestors.  Following each story a symbol is placed on the Jesse Tree to remind us of Jesus’ ancestors.

Today we started with the creation story and then learned all about Adam and Eve.  Although we have a new brightly lit Jesse Tree this year it is still bare – but it won’t stay like that for long!

Our Jesse Tree is on display in the school hall for everyone to enjoy along with a lovely advent wreath and statue of the Holy Family.

School Parish Mass

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Our Parish Mass booklet

On Sunday 2nd December the families and staff of St Joseph’s came together with the Parish of Our Blessed Lady and St Thomas of Canturbury Church to celebrate Mass.

The children read the readings, prayers, brought the offertory, sang in the choir and played instruments to make Fr Louis’ first School Parish Mass a special occasion.

Thank you to everyone who joined us this first Sunday of Advent.

Celebrating St Andrew!

Friday, 30 November 2018

Year 2 celebrating!

On Friday 30th November the children from Year 2 came to school in their own clothes in celebration of their class saint, Saint Andrew!

The children learned even more about St Andrew during the day, why he was such a good person and a good example to us today!

Happy saint’s day Year 2!

Brilliant in Britain Week

Friday, 30 November 2018

Our Brilliant in Britain Week!

The week beginning Monday 26th November was Brilliant in Britain Week at St Joseph’s.

During the week the children learnt all about the some of the main religions in Great Britain, including Christianity, Buddhism and Islam.

The children very much enjoyed learning about all of the different faiths during the week.

Year 6 lead Mass

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Year 6’s altar display

On Tuesday 27th November it was the turn of the children from Year 6 to lead our whole school Mass.

The children did a wonderful job of reading, acting, bringing up the offertory and creating a lovely altar display.  The children also reminded us of the values we have been learning more about this half which are faith-filled and hopeful!

Thank you Year 6 for making Mass so lovely this morning!

Year 2 lead Assembly

Friday, 23 November 2018

Year 2 sharing their learning

On Friday 23rd November the children from Year 2 led a whole school assembly all about International Children’s Day which was celebrated on 20th November.

Year 2 did a great job of reminding us of how some children are not as lucky as us and don’t have a loving family, beautiful school and warm comfortable homes and that we should be truly grateful to God for all our blessings.

Well done Year 2!