Friday 6th November 2020
Temporary School Closure
On behalf of all at St. Joseph's, I sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused as a result of the temporary closure of the school. I would like to reassure all parents that the school did follow all Government guidance as set out in the risk assessment. The regrettable decision to close the school was made based upon the advice both from the Department for Education and Public Health England. We appreciate and understand the difficulties the closure of the school has placed upon working families and look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the school, home and parish in the future.
Knowledge Speaks but Wisdom Listens
Wisdom is a gift from God which helps us to see things more clearly and make the right choices in life. In this Sunday’s Gospel, five bridesmaids were sensible and wise. The other five were foolish – they were unprepared. The wise bridesmaids’ brightly lit lamps – filled with oil – can remind us of the light the bridesmaids brought into the world through their faith and good works. The bridegroom represents Jesus and the wedding feast represents the kingdom of heaven. Because of their wisdom, the five sensible bridesmaids prepared well for the wedding and experienced all the joys of the wedding feast, that is, the joys of the kingdom of heaven. Loving our neighbour as ourselves is a powerful way to show that we are growing in wisdom. For this week's Wednesday Word, please click the following link: https://www.paperturn-view.com/uk/wednesday-word/wisdom?pid=MTA101634&v=8.8
Remote Learning Arrangements
You will have received a letter on Thursday evening regarding the launch of the new Remote Learning facility via the School Life platform. This will be accessed through the landing page on the school website. Select the 'Remote Learning' tab and then the appropriate year group. Parents and children will then be able to view the remote learning planned. A designated year group email has been created in order for parents/children to feedback for work-related questions only. This will be reviewed by your child's class teacher. The class email addresses are as follows: Receptio@st-jo-st.dudley.sch.uk, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,sch.uk, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any other questions or queries please use the email@example.com Thank you
Remembrance Service at Hagley Catholic High School
Latest guidance on what to do if you or your child has symptoms of Coronavirus
Click on the following link to the NHS website for information on what to do if you or your child/ren show the main symptoms of Coronavirus. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms
Black Country Health Care 24-7 Support Line for adults and young people
Our Lady and All Saints - Daily Live streaming of Masses
Due to the arrangments of the national lockdown which came into force yesterday, there will not be any further Class Masses for children in school. Fr. Philip will livestream daily Masses from OLAS Church at 10am from Tuesday to Friday so that our school community can join together with the parish when appropriate.
Prayer of the Week - Wednesday Word
Dear Lord Jesus, please help us to grow in wisdom, to be kind and loving, and so one day to share with you in all the joys of heaven. Amen.
Virtues Focus - Intentional and Prophetic
Children at St. Joseph's are growing to be: Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and Prophetic in the example they set to others.
Pope's Intention for November
We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.