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

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Archive for January, 2018

Internet Safety

Monday, 29 January 2018

PC Owen and PSCO Finney with Year 6

On Monday 29th January PC Owen and PSCO Finney visited the children from Year 6 to discuss the importance of staying safe online.

The Officers explained to the children about the importance of only using messaging apps and social media for good things and how sending unkind words and pictures can be disrespectful and upsetting.

The children thanked the Officers for taking the time to visit them and sharing with them how to enjoy the internet, social media and messaging apps safely.


Holocaust Memorial Day

Monday, 29 January 2018

Our Holocaust memorial Day assembly

On Monday 29th January we held a special assembly to learn all about Holocaust Memorial Day which was on Saturday 27th January.

We shared a PowerPoint to learn about the terrible events of the Holocaust and about a girl called Anne Frank.

We learned about the mistakes that happened during the Holocaust and how they must never again be repeated.

At the end of the Assembly we took time to share our own prayers, one Year 3 child shared their prayer of: ‘We pray that we can carry on loving one another as we do now and not ever go back to the way it was, Amen.’


Year 4’s Assembly

Friday, 26 January 2018

Year 4 leading assembly

On Friday 26th January it was the turn of Year 4 to lead our whole school assembly.

The children re-told the Parable of the Good Samaritan – with a very modern twist!  The message of the Parable was still the same though – we are all equal and created in the image of God and that we should treat everyone with kindness and respect.

Well done Year 4 for your wonderful assembly.

Loud Mouth Theatre Group

Friday, 26 January 2018

Year 5 and 6 in the performance

On Friday 26th January Loud Mouth Theatre company visited St Joseph’s to share a performance with the children from Years 5 and 6.

The theme of the performance was Helping Hands which focuses on Child Sexual Exploitation and how the children can stay safe.  Following the performance the children from both classes completed a workshop which they all found very helpful and interesting.

Prayer Partner Gathering

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Year 3 and 6 together

On Wednesday 24th January the children from Year 6 prepared a gathering to share with their prayer partners from Year 3.

The children organised a lovely prayer service, with readings, prayers and songs which they had chosen themselves to fit with the theme of Grateful and Generous – the values for this half term.

Both classes enjoyed spending time together and take the time to pray and sing.

Year 5 lead Mass

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Year 5’s altar display

On Tuesday 23rd January the children from Year 5 lead our whole school Mass.

The children prepared the Mass wonderfully and wrote their own bidding prayers.

Following Mass the Catholic children from Year 5 were able to go to confession with Father Emmanuel.

Well done Year 5.

Year 5 Gardening

Friday, 19 January 2018

Year 5 in the garden!

On Monday 15th January it was the turn of the children from Year 5 to take some time to plant bulbs in our school garden.

The children worked hard to weed the beds and then plant the bulbs which will hopefully produce some lovely flowers in the Spring!

Well done Year 5!

Circus Fun!

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

One of the circus acts!

On Wednesday 17th January many of the families from St Joseph’s enjoyed a visit to Dudley Town Hall to watch the Circus!

Circus Starr donated a number of circus tickets to St Joseph’s and we held a free raffle which enabled lots of our families a free trip to the circus!

Everyone had a lovely time watching all the circus acts!

Thank-you Circus Starr!

Year 4 lead Mass

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The altar display prepared by Year 4

On Tuesday 16th January Year 4 led our whole school Mass.

The children did a fantastic job of preparing the Mass which included writing their own bidding prayers – a suggestion from our school Mission Team!

It was a lovely Mass and we are very grateful to Year 4.

Holy Water Fonts

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

One of the Holy Water Fonts

Thanks to the suggestion from the Mission Team we now have Holy Water Fonts on the wall on the way into the hall from both the Key Stage One and Key Stage Two entrances.

The Mission Team thought it would be a good idea if people could bless themselves as they enter the gatherings we have together in the hall.  It was a lovely idea and we are pleased to report that they are now installed!

Father Emmanuel will bless water for us so we can have the fonts up and running as soon as possible!