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

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Activities while school is closed

Thursday, 30 April 2020
Appreciation for key workers

Appreciation for key workers

Our key worker children have taken part in some lovely activities while based with our staff

Thank you NHS

Thank you NHS


Our Easter gardens

Our Easter gardens

at Our Lady and St Hubert’s. They have created Easter gardens and shown appreciation for our NHS and key workers across the country amongst lots of other great learning activities. We, of course, hope that everyone is keeping safe and we hope to see everyone back at school soon.

Retreat with OneLife Music

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

We welcomed Dan and Emily from OneLife Music


On Thursday 14th March we all took part in a whole school retreat day lead by Dan and Emily from One Life Music.

It was a day off timetable to think about listening to how God speaks to us and lots of time to engage with scripture and have some fun together in the hall guessing various stories from the bible.

It was a lovely, spiritual day for everyone and the perfect way to continue our Lenten journey.

A Penny A Day During Lent !

Tuesday, 10 March 2020


Our Mini Vinnies at St. Philip’s wish to raise money for the Father Hudson’s charity as a part of our Lenten almsgiving.

They have met recently and began an initiative in each of our classes and staffroom called : “A Penny A Day”.

It is their hope that we can all try and find some spare change each day, each week and bring it in to school and place it in the money boxes in each class.

They really hope to make a difference. Please help us if you can!

Brilliant In Britain Week

Monday, 9 March 2020

On Friday 28th February 2020 we celebrated the different cultures and traditions within our school. We were all so happy to talk about our differences and what makes us all so special!

Thank you to the parents who came and shared in our assembly with us

Year 5 – Motown Magic

Friday, 28 February 2020

Wow – What a night! Our Year 5 children were truly outstanding as they performed at the Birmingham Town Hall in front of around a 1,000 people as part of the Hagley Pyramid – Motown Magic concert.

It was an incredible evening and our children sang so well to make us so very proud of them. Thank you to all of the parents and staff who also came to support our wonderful children.

The Birmingham Town Hall

Motown Magic!

Day of Adoration and Prayer for Vocations

Friday, 28 February 2020

On Thursday we joined with the Parish for a day of Adoration and prayer for vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and for an increase in awareness of vocations within the Church.

This was a special day for our Parish of St Philip Neri and we were delighted to join together with our parish community. Our Year 6 children also took part in a vocations workshop to increase their awareness of who God is calling them to be.

Our vocations Mass


“Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest” Matthew 9:38

Year 6 Online Safety assembly

Friday, 28 February 2020

Our Y6 children led us in a very purposeful assembly to complete our week focusing on online safety to acknowledge Internet Safety Day.

Thank you to Year 6 for such a meaningful assembly that supported our understanding in this important area of keeping safe.

Year 6 lead assembly


Y1 and Y2 visit to Warwick Castle

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Our Year 1 and Year 2 children braved the wintry weather on Tuesday to enrich their current topics in history and reading. The children were delighted to learn all about Warwick Castle

and were enchanted to meet the princess! The children took part in an informative and fun packed busy day and learnt lots that will support their progress in a number of areas.

Our visit to Warwick Castle

Y3 – End of term Mass

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Thank you to Y3 who led  the whole school in a beautiful Mass before half term.

We learnt how as Christ’s followers, we can enliven and enrich the lives around us with our love, enthusiasm and joy. Jesus expects us to be lights shining out and brightening the world around us with our goodness and love.

As St Matthew (5:13-16) tells us, ‘When you are good you will bring light into the world around you, and others will see you and thank God for sharing his goodness.’

Y3’s Altar display

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!