St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. We extend a warm welcome to you and hope you enjoy looking round. School opens for our children on Monday 6th September and we cannot wait to see everyone! We have a few Nursery and Reception places still available so if you would like to know more please contact us by email admin@st-josephs-brig.calderdale.sch.uk or alternatively ring the school office on 01484 713037 to chat to Mrs Thompson or Mrs Sutcliffe who will give you advice and support. I hope to see you soon! Mrs Hodges

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As a worshipping community, we actively encourage our families to worship together at home. We have a programme of school- home worship which reflects the Liturgical Year supporting our parents/carers in worshipping with their children at home.  

The feedback from both parents and children is always very positive!

We focus on 2- 3 virtues a term as part of our Character Education which is supported by our Leader in Me programme.

You can find out more about the Virtues we study by clicking on the Virtues tab in Catholic Life.

All the Virtues underpin our worship throughout the school year which of course is linked to the Liturgical year!

Scroll down to see the kinds of things we do each term!

AUTUMN TERM 2021

Our new academy year begins with Mass for the whole school family. It is a wonderful opportunity to mark the start of the year as a community as we worship together. 

 Each day in school begins and ends with a prayer (see opposite) and of course we pray at other times of the day too. Reception and KS1 gather, as do KS2, to worship together, This is led by Mrs Hodges our Headteacher, with the support of some of the children. The worship is based around a piece of scripture which reflects the particular Virtue we are focussing on. A display in the hall builds up over the weeks helping us to make links between Bible stories and pieces of scripture.

At least once a week a small group of children in each class will plan and lead a worship for their own class. The younger children are supported by the staff but as they grow in both confidence and skill they become independent in doing this. Their class worship reflects and reinforces the Virtue we are focusing on as an academy. 

SPRING TERM 2022

Morning Prayer

O my God you love me, you are with me night and day.

I want to love you always in all I do and say.

I'll try to please you Father,

Bless me through the day.  Amen.

Prayer before Dinner

Bless us O Lord as we sit together; bless the food we eat today.

Bless the hands that made the food; bless those who have no food;

Bless us O Lord.  Amen

End of Day Prayer

God our Father I come to say, thank you for your love today.

Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me.

Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light.    Amen.

SUMMER TERM 2022