Y6 trip to Rush – Monday 19th June 2017

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

No-one can deny that Year Six thoroughly deserve a treat after all of their hard work this year…and their trip to Rush Trampoline Park in Kings Norton ticked all of the boxes! Their afternoon jumping was certainly hot, hot, hot but the energy and enthusiasm of the children was fantastic.

Joined by a few Year Five pupils too, all pupils jumped with gusto and worked together to tackle the many challenges available to complete at the park. From free jumping on the trampolines to tackling the Ninja Warrior style assault course, every inch of Rush was covered! Mr. McGarrigle was the star of the show dazzling us all with his energy and ability to somersault in to the foam pits! As usual, our pupils were a credit to St. Jude’s with their excellent behaviour and care for each other. The slushy provided at the end of the session was a welcome treat after a hot and fun time. On return to school, one of the first questions asked was, ‘when are we going again?’ So, it’s safe to say this trip was a huge success…everyone’s in a Rush to get back!


Sports and Stories Event – Thursday 15th June 2017

Friday, 16 June 2017

Our after school Sport and Stories event went really well as usual. The children really enjoyed playing a range of games then sitting to enjoy a picnic whilst listening to stories, read by teachers and dads.

The event helped us to encourage positive role models—dads in particular were asked to come along to take part, and it was lovely to see so many parents helping out. Well done to the dad who read a story!

Many thanks to all those who attended and especially to the many helpers for this event.

Good Shepherd Mass – Tuesday 13th June 2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Our school Chaplaincy Team visited St Chad’s cathedral earlier this week to take part in the Good Shepherd Mass. The children presented the school’s Lenten Charity Collection to Archbishop Bernard to pass on to Father Hudson Homes. It was a wonderful community event and the children represented the school wonderfully.


Superperson Cooking – Monday 12th June 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Thank you to those of you who attended our Superperson cooking event. In the same way that we have Mother’s Day events this was an event for Father’s Day.

The children and adults who took part thoroughly enjoyed their time together—such an important thing to do! Thank you to Mrs Eblett who, once again, organised the event for us. She is definitely a ‘Superperson’!


First Holy Communion – Sunday 11th June 2017

Monday, 12 June 2017

Congratulations to the children in Year 3 and Year 6 who made their First Holy Communion on Sunday 11th June. The children were very reverent and prayerful as they received the Sacrament of the Eucharist. They were beautifully presented and they made us all feel proud. Let us now pray that we all work together to nurture the faith and grace alive in them by taking them to receive this Sacrament often.

Thank you to Mrs Emery and Mrs Wood for their hard work in preparing the children and to those parents who organised the cake and ‘Communion Breakfast.’


YEAR 3 PRAYER SERVICE – Friday 9th June 2017

Monday, 12 June 2017

The Year 3 class led a most reverent prayer service in school his morning. It was a beautiful way of drawing together the hard work and prayers of recent months in preparation of First Holy Communion. Thank you to the children and to parents who attended to support them.


Confirmation – Tuesday 6th June 2017

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Our Year 6 Confirmandi children celebrated receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday this week. The celebration, by Bishop Robert Byrne , took place in St Dunstan’s church as part of the wider parish community. All of St Jude’s children were wonderfully prepared for the sacrament: reverent, respectful and confident. Huge thanks to Mr McGarrigle for his thoughtful preparation in school. If you see the children out and about, do ask them about meeting the Bishop and their experience.



Year One Visit to Aston Hall – Wednesday 17th May 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017

Year One Visit to Aston Hall

Despite a very rainy day we all had a great time at Aston Hall. The children dressed up as characters, from the Wicked Stepmother to the Handsome Prince, and we explored the house, telling the story together as we went. We tried our hand at some of Cinderella’s chores, attended a ball in the spectacular Long Gallery and even learnt a 17th-century dance!


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

A group of our children went on a special visit to the City Kitchen to make and eat their own Pizza lunch. They had a great time and learnt so much about food preparation and hygiene. Daniel even brought me back a pizza for my tea! Thank you Daniel.




Stations of the Cross – Friday 7th April 2017

Friday, 7 April 2017

Years 3 and 4 led the school in prayer and meditation on the scenes of The Stations of the Cross, through readings, freeze frames and reflections. They worked hard with staff to produce a beautiful reminder of the passion of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

The pupils helped us to join Jesus in the final hours of His life on earth, as He carried the cross to the place where He is put to death. It is difficult to imagine Jesus’ suffering, but we know that our Lord accepted that suffering willingly for us, so every station and every prayer is really a reminder of His love for each one of us.

This was a moving and poignant way to end the term – thank you to all the parents who joined us.