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Good Manners!

Sunday, 23 October 2016

At St John Bosco we are very proud of how well-mannered and polite our children are.

To encourage and promote this even more, Karen (our cook) and the kitchen staff are on the look out each week for children who say please and thank you, use correct table manners, stand quietly waiting for their dinner and help to serve other children amongst many other things.

Each week, 8 children who have shown excellent manners will be chosen and treated to an extra special dinner! They will eat from plates rather than trays, have their own jugs of juice and enjoy VIP service!

Manners are very important. Make sure you are using them at all times!

Below are the pictures of the first 8 children enjoying their food!




Brush strokes visit

Friday, 21 October 2016

This morning Mr McNally from brush strokes came to talk to the children about the work that the charity do and to collect the food kindly donated from parents at St John Bosco. We would like to thank parents for their kind donations that will make a massive difference to those less fortunate.

Music Workshops @ St John Bosco!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

On Wednesday 19th October, we had a very special treat at St John Bosco as we had music workshops all day!

We had the opportunity to play drums, shakers and sticks and we used these instruments to create a variety of sounds and songs!


Rainbow Room grand opening

Monday, 17 October 2016

Today we celebrated the grand opening of our long awaited Rainbow Room
A safe place where our pupils can go if they need some advice or support.
Big thanks to Mrs Powell, our chair of governors who cut the ribbon for us.

Football Champions!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Our girls played in their first football tournament of the year today. For many of them it was their first time in a competitive match and so they were both very excited but nervous too.

In the opening match we drew 0-0 with St Hubert’s. Despite having all their pressure, we were unable to find a goal. In the 2nd game, Dominica found the back of the net and we beat St Paul’s 1-0. By this point we had found our feet and were playing much more confidently. We won the third game 2-0 against Holyhead with another goal from Dominica and a great finish from Marnie. The fourth and final game was against Mestycroft and was very one-sided. We dominated and ended up winning 3-0 with two goals from Marnie and one from Eunice.

This meant that we won three and drew one. We scored six goals and conceded none. We topped the goal and are now the Sandwell girls’ football champions!

All of the girls played really well: Dominica captained the side really well, Wiktoria was confident in goal, Milla was reliable in defence, Tisha and Sarah made some vital tackles, Melissa, Kimarsha and Eunice were full of energy in midfield, Emilia passed the ball well and Marnie was awesome in attack. Well done girls!

Cross Country Champions!!!

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Today 46 children from Key Stage Two participated in the Sandwell schools cross country competition.

We had amazing success with some unbelievable individual performances as well as incredible team results.

The results from Y3 and Y4 were combined and we ended up as champions so every child received a winners medal.

Y5 and Y6 results were also combined and despite stiff competition from six other schools, we came away as the champions so all of our Y5 and Y6 pupils received a winners medal too.

Individual successes:

Y3 boys – Owen = 1st

Y3 girls – Grace = 1st

Y3 girls – Ellie = 3rd

Y4 girls – Phoebe = 3rd

Y4 boys – Cayden = 1st

Y5 girls – Effe = 1st

Y5 girls – Kimarsha = 2nd

Y5 girls – Eunice = 3rd

Y6 girls – Dominica = 1st

Y6 girls – Melissa = 3rd

Football Vs Lyng

Monday, 10 October 2016

Our first league match of the season saw many of the children make their Bosco debuts. Considering the vast majority of the team had not played in a competitive football match before, we got off to a flyer finding ourselves 2 up inside the opening ten minutes. Mason scored both goals – the first an assist from Jai and the second an assist from goalkeeper Taylor’s precise clearance.

However, Lyng came back strong and despite a few amazing saves from Taylor they were back on level terms just after half time.

The game then hung in the balance with both teams creating chances. Unfortunately though, it was the Lyng striker who made the break-through with a neat finish to put us 3-2 down.

We can take many positives from the game but sadly walk away with no points. Taylor was outstanding in goal, Jai captained his side with confidence and Mikolaj made some great tackles in defence.