This is a very special week in St. Joseph’s Convent P.S. This week from 28th January to 4th February is Catholic Schools Week. The theme for this years programme is: “Catholic Schools: Called to be a Family of Families”. The programme invites Catholic schools to reflect on and to celebrate the relationship that exists between home, school and parish. A lot of our children and staff represented our school family in Masses said throughout the Parish at the weekend to launch Catholic Schools Week. We thank all the children and their families for their participation.
Your child will also be participating in a number of planned activities each day this week in school with individual themes you may wish to discuss with them:
Monday – Our family at home
Tuesday – Our school family
Wednesday – Grandparents Day
Thursday – Our Parish family
Friday – Our World family
Dublin has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the World Meeting of Families 2018. From 21st–26th August 2018, families and others from all over the world will gather to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from different parts of the world, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith. This event presents a special opportunity for school families to celebrate not only the fact that parents are the primary educators of their children but also the vital role that Catholic schools play in assisting parents. We would ask you to click on the link below and take a look at the prayer below given by Pope Francis to all families in Preparation for the World Meeting of families in August and try to say it together everyday.