St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance


Dodgeball Competition

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Well done to the children who took part in today’s dodgeball competition at Oldbury Academy. Overall, between the two teams, we played a total of thirteen matches, winning nine and losing four.

Visit to Wasps Rugby

Sunday, 21 January 2018

We took a mini-bus load, plus several extra cars over to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to watch a big European Champions Cup rugby game between Wasps and Ulster. It was a good atmosphere and entertaining game with Wasps winning 26-7. Before and after the game we visited the fan village, getting faces painted and trying a few rugby activities. We also got several photos and autographs with the Ulster players. Well done to everyone who was there because the behaviour was excellent and thanks to all the staff and parents who helped out.

Girls’ Premier League Primary Stars Football

Friday, 12 January 2018

Our girls played in a 12 team tournament in the WBA Dome on Wednesday. It was a long day and we played 10 matches in total! In the morning we safely qualified from our group with two good wins and three draws. Then in the afternoon we remained unbeaten and reached the semi-final, defeating Lyng 1-0. The final against Hargate was very close with neither team looking like scoring as the girls became tired. Unfortunately, we went down 1-0 to a last minute penalty. A huge well done to all of our girls though who played really well throughout the day and did brilliantly to reach the final.

Sandwell Cross Country Championship

Thursday, 11 January 2018

We walked a huge squad of 47 children over to Hargate Primary to compete in KS2 cross country races. All of our children did well in difficult cold and slippery conditions. There was a great, encouraging atmosphere and all our children completed the course in good times.

There were some outstanding individual performances:

Year 3 Girls: 4th Jamie-Leigh

Year 3 Boys: 4th Aniekeme

Year 4 Girls: 1st Sania, 2nd Chuko

Year 4 Boys: 4th Remari, 5th Nathaniel

Year 5 Girls: 5th Holly

Year 5 Boys: 1st Cayden, 6th Patrick

Year 6 Girls: 1st Efe, 3rd Amelia, 4th Kimarsha, 5th Paige, 6th Eunice

Year 6 Boys: 5th Jonathan, 6th Obus

As a team, we came 2nd in year 3 and 5, and 1st in years 4 and 6.

We were the overall team winners. Well done everyone and thanks to all the staff for their support.

Santa visits Bosco

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Santa and his elf came to visit the children at St John Bosco just before Christmas.

Christmas Dinner

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Thank you to the lovely ladies in the kitchen for our delicious Christmas dinner!

Santa breakfast

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

We had a visit from Santa and his elf for breakfast on Monday 18th December. Over 140 people attended and had a great time. Thank you to Karen and Deb for the food.

KS2 Christmas Carol Concert

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Well done to all KS2 for a wonderful Carol Concert. The concert explored the true meaning of Christmas through bible readings and carols. The children sang beautifully and many parents had tears in their eyes. Amelia, Billy-Joe and Obus were amazing as The Three Kings and we even had a special visit from Santa, aptly disguised as Nadia! The Christingle theme ensured that we remember that Jesus is the light of the world and the children each presented their Christingle at the start of the service. An excellent ending to our school term and a true representation of our Catholic ethos. We send our Christmas blessings from all the children and staff of St John Bosco. God Bless!

Tesco Carol Singing

Monday, 18 December 2017

Fourteen children from our newly formed school choir visited Tesco at West Bromwich to sing a selection of their favourite carols. We also raised money for our Christmas charity, Macmillan Nurses, and we thank the people of West Bromwich for being so generous.

One lady commented that she thought the wonderful music was coming from the radio until she passed by and saw the children singing. So well done St John Bosco Choir for a fabulous, festive performance!

SEN Primary School Christmas Festival

Friday, 15 December 2017

Six children from KS1 and KS2 took part in the annual SEN Primary School Christmas Festival at the Portway Leisure Centre. The children took part in activities such as “Volley Snowballing”, where we had to keep the biggest snowball off the ground (with great difficulty). There was a penalty shoot-out, a skateboarding challenge, where even the teachers had a race. We had great fun and you can see from the photos that the children had a great time. We even got to meet Father Christmas in his own ice igloo. Well done to all children for a fantastic team effort! We look forward to the next festival at Easter.