St. Philip's Catholic Primary School, Messenger Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 3DU

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Year 3’s Curriculum Workshop

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Last week, Year 3 invited their parents to join them in an interactive presentation of their topic work. Year 3 have been learning about Countries of the World this half term and wanted to show all of their knowledge about the different countries and cultures around the world. Thank you so much parents who came and listened to the children and asked them lots of questions. We really appreciate it!

Mental Health Week

Thursday, 13 February 2020

In our Monday morning assembly, we launched our Time to Talk initiative across the school. We shared with each other the importance of looking after our minds and bodies and the best ways to do so.

Mrs Evans showed us how we can share our worries or feelings about our day privately with an adult who can help us.

Reception’s Fairy Tale Parent Workshop

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Reception have invited their parents in to school to share with them their learning based around fairy tale stories. Together they got creative making different fairy tale artefacts. Look how amazing their gingerbread men are!

David Smith Visit to school

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

We were delighted on Friday to welcome David Smith to school who has represented Scotland and Great Britain at the high jump. All of the children enjoyed taking part in a circuit of activities that they had raised sponsorship money for. David also spoke to us about how he has developed his talents, and his excitement to represent Great Britain at the upcoming Olympic games in Tokyo.

David Smith, Team GBR

Good luck!

Year 1 Parents’ workshop

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Thank you to all of the Year 1 parents who attended the curriculum workshop. It was lovely to see you all there and the children enjoyed demonstrating their knowledge about the four seasons and animal habitats. Their projects are great!

Year 1 workshop

Reception Fairytale Parents’ Workshop

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Thank you to all of the parents who came into school for the magical Reception parents’ workshop. It was lovely for the children to see so many of you there and to take part in the activities.

Reception parents’ workshop

St Catherine of Siena MAC Year 6 Confirmation Retreat

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Year 6 Confirmation Retreat

Dan Callow One Life Music

Our Year 6 children joined together with the other Year 6 children within the St Catherine of Siena MAC for a day of prayer and reflection in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. The retreat day was led by Dan Callow and Emily Jordan from the brilliant One Life Music who led us in song and prayer through ‘The Gifts of the Spirit’ which celebrates the spirit which is rooted in the very essence of Confirmation.

One child commented, ” Today was amazing, I felt so close to Jesus.”

League Cup Football

Friday, 24 January 2020

Well done to our Year 6 boys who performed so well during the league cup tournament on Monday at West Bromwich Albion’s dome facility.

The boys played with skill and sportsmanship throughout the tournament and were a credit to our school.

Well done, Year 6!

The Year 6 footballers

Shanaze Reade WOW visit to school

Friday, 10 January 2020

Shanaze joins our WoW team and our school council

Our children were delighted to be visited by Shanaze Reade (BMX cycling World Champion 🥇) today to celebrate our involvement in the WoW (Walk once a Week) challenge and to tell us about her incredible career so far.
As ever, our children did us proud and asked some thoughtful questions and loved meeting Shanaze (and Strider the mascot!).
Please see the link below to read more about today’s special visit.


Be who God wants you to be and you will

set the world on fire – St Catherine of Siena

Celebrating the Epiphany

Thursday, 9 January 2020

On Thursday, we were joined by Father Damian to celebrate the Epiphany during our weekly school Mass.

We learnt how we too can be like the Wisemen and trust in our faith, and worship our Lord Jesus throughout our lives.

The Altar and prayer focus