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

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Archive for May, 2019

Year 5 lead assembly

Friday, 24 May 2019

Year 5 during their assembly

On Friday 24th May it was the turn of Year 5 to lead our whole school assembly.

Year 5 focused on the feeling of sadness and how even Jesus felt sad when he came to earth.  The children acted out the story of Lazarus and how Jesus brought him back to life.

One Year 4 child commented, “We all feel sad sometimes, but we know Jesus is there for us.”

Well done Year 5!

Nursery in the Bible Garden!

Friday, 24 May 2019

Nursery in the Bible Garden.

On Friday 24th May the children from Nursery went to work in the Bible Garden with Mr Gilbert!

The children did some weeding and planted some new seedlings which they will water and take care of so they can harvest them next term!

Well done Nursery for being so sensible in the Bible Garden!

Mission Awards

Friday, 24 May 2019

Our Mission Award winners!

During our merit assembly on Friday 24th Maywe presented this half terms Mission Awards.

Children have had the opportunity to apply for a Mission Award by completing an application form which shows how they follow our school values and mission. Earlier this week the Mission Team met and looked over the applications and today the successful applicants received their medals!

We also have a number of children who have re-applied for the award and shown us even more ways they are supporting the mission of our school, so in recognition of all their hard work they were rewarded with a special certificate!

Well done everyone!

Sensational Spellings

Friday, 24 May 2019

Our spelling winners

During our merit assembly on Friday 24th May we congratulated our spelling winners for this half term.

Each week children who achieve full marks in their spelling test get to put a raffle ticket into a special spelling jar.  Once every half term a winner from the jar in drawn and they receive a £5 gift voucher!

Well done the winners for this half term!

Mini Vinnies take action!

Friday, 24 May 2019

Mini Vinnies at Tesco!

Following their meeting earlier today (Friday 24th May) with Helen Peters the Mini Vinnies used the money they had raised from their charity work to buy food and resources from Tesco to donate to our local food bank.

The children walked to Tesco and chose food and resources which they know will be gratefully received by the food bank!

Well done Mini Vinnies – you’ve really made a difference and helped other people!

Mini Vinnies with Helen Peters

Friday, 24 May 2019

Children listening to Helen Peters

On Friday 24th May the Mini Vinnies met with Helen Peters who works with our local food bank.

The Mini Vinnies heard how the food bank is in need of food and resources and how they could help!

Helen gave the children lots of useful information and later on today they have already planned to do something to support Helen and her work!

We are grateful to Helen for coming in to talk to our children and we hope to work closely with her in the future!

Mission Team in action!

Thursday, 23 May 2019

The Mission Team in action!

On Thursday 23rd May the children from the Mission Team met to look through the latest Mission Award applications!

There were lots of applications to look through and the Mission Team took the job of checking each one very seriously!

The Mission Award medals will be presented to the successful applicants in assembly tomorrow!

Good luck everyone!

Congratulations Year 3!

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Celebrating in school.

On Tuesday 21st May the children who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion for the first time in church on Saturday celebrated with the whole school family when they led Mass in school with Father Louis.

We are so proud of all the children from Year 3 and today they celebrated with a special tea party and received a gift from all of their friends at St Joseph’s.

One Year 5 child commented, “I remember my First Holy Communion – it is such a special event.”

Congratulations Year 3!


First Holy Communion

Monday, 20 May 2019


On Saturday 18th May children from Year 3 along with children from the Parish received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in Our Blessed Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury Church Dudley.

It was a very special occasion and the Year 3 children were supported by a number of children from St Joseph’s and Bishop Milner Catholic College who served on the altar for this special and Holy Mass.

Congratulations to Year 3 and their families.

Year 6 reward!

Friday, 17 May 2019

Year 6 at the cinema!

On Friday 17th May the children from Year 6 celebrated the end of SAT’s with a trip to the cinema!

The children have worked so hard and been so focussed this week – we are VERY proud of them all!