St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance


Bosco go to Panto!

Thursday, 20 December 2018

The children really enjoyed watching the Sleeping Beauty, they were amazed by the magic tricks, singing and dancing. Bosco children were treated to an unexpected surprise from two guests: Sooty and Sweep! All children behaved impeccably well.

Y5 Mass

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

In today’s Mass we celebrated the 3rd week of Advent. The children read brilliantly and enjoyed singing along to the hymns. They discussed the importance of preparing for the coming of the Lord.



Sandwell Safeguarding Champions

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Four children from Year 5 attended a ceremony to celebrate their training in becoming a Sandwell Safeguarding Champion. The children received a certificate from the Mayor and were praised for their peer to peer monitoring. Well done to all the involved. They will be on duty at playtime should any child have a concern or worry that they wish to discuss with them. They have had specialised training in how to deal with issues that arise in school and at home, so please feel free to speak to any memberĀ of the safeguarding team if you need someone to talk to.

Before the ceremony began – exciting!

The event was held at West Bromwich Town Hall, our parents were invited too.

Here we are receiving our certificates from the Mayor.

So proud to be part of Sandwell Safeguarding Champions!

Christmas Disco

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

To celebrate this festive season the children enjoyed a school disco where they danced with all their friends.




Christmas Dinner

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

We had a wonderful time having Christmas dinner on Thursday. We had crackers on our tables and had some funny jokes to tell to our friends!


St John Bosco Choir Performance

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Our school choir have performed at Hill Top Library and Tesco this week. We sang some Christmas carols and collected some money for Macmillan Cancer Support.


Nativity Performances

Monday, 17 December 2018

The children in nursery, reception, class 1 and class 2 have all been working hard to prepare this year’s nativity The Three Kings. Today they performed in front of an audience for the first time, with the rest of the school attending. This will be followed by two performances for the parents and families tomorrow. Today was a great start as the singing was excellent, the lines were clearly delivered and all children were in the right place at the right time. Well done everyone – a great start! Good luck for two more amazing shows tomorrow.

Pupil leaders visit Holy Name

Monday, 17 December 2018

Our pupil leaders went to Holy Name to exchange ideas with their school council. They discussed different projects to help improve the school.

Boys and Girls County Football Finals

Sunday, 16 December 2018

A huge well done to both our boys and girls football teams who represented Sandwell in the County Finals on Saturday morning. It was extremely cold but our children and supporters were in good spirits and did themselves proud throughout the morning.

Our boys team got off to a flyer with a 1-0 win against the eventual winners, which was a great achievement. We then dominated our second game but just couldn’t score and drew 0-0. In our final group game we just needed a draw to reach the semi-finals. We weren’t at our best but held on for most of the game. Our defence was excellent and Oskar in goal was our player of the day. Unfortunately, we conceded two late goals and missed out on the semi-finals on goal difference. The lads can be proud of their performances though competing at such a high level.

Meanwhile, our girls had a tough start as we were missing players and ended up borrowing one of our supporters, Mia’s cousin Ella to make up the numbers. Ella did a fantastic job throughout the morning and we appreciate her effort to help us out. We lost our first game but came back strongly after that. We lost the second game 2-1 but were unfortunate after taking a 1-0 lead. We then went on to win our last two games, both 1-0 to finish on 6 points. This put us 3rd in the group and just a point away from the semi-finals. Again, a great achievement up against the best teams in the county!

Congratulations to all involved and thanks to all the staff and families for giving up their Saturday to transport and encourage the children.

Christmas Fair Fun

Sunday, 16 December 2018

We had a whole day of festive fun fun our Christmas Fair on Friday. There were a number of activities on offer around the school including Christmas crafts, karaoke, play your cards right, decorate a biscuit and a colouring competition. We were also extremely fortunate to have Father Christmas join us for the morning to speak to the children and give out gifts! In the afternoon, all children watched the film Arthur Christmas to end a super day. It was a really successful event. Huge thanks to Barclays Bank and their representatives who joined us as Barclays are generously doubling our takings so that we have more to invest back in equipment for school. Thank you to everyone who donated to the event and well done to all children for their excellent behaviour.

Father Christmas meeting the children

Some of our children with the Barclays representatives

Christmas crafts

Face painting


Play your cards right

Father Christmas with his helpers for the morning

One of our colouring competition winners

Watching Arthur Christmas