Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Junior School is a friendly, successful and high-achieving school for pupils aged 7-11, founded in 1898. We are very proud of our many achievements and by following Christ’s teaching we intend to make all that happens within the school speak of God’s loving care for all of us.
By working together our whole school community strives to live out the aims of our mission statement:
‘Christ is our light and our life’
in order to ensure that we fulfil our shared school vision of providing a 21st century curriculum for 21st century learners, with the aim of inspiring our children with a love of God, a love of learning and a love of life.
Our website contains lots of information about our school, including up to date news and events listings, as well as recent examples of our work and play.
I hope you enjoy your visit to our website and find it useful.
Christina McDermott – Head Teacher
Attendance Points (Spring Term 2018)
Key: 2pts – class attendance over 96%, 4pts – highest weekly class attendance, 6pts – 100% class attendance
Christ is our light and our life.
Yesterday our Y5 class visited the Sunderland Climbing Wall as a reward for achieving the highest attendance during the Autumn Term. They had a great day which also included a lunch of pizza and hot dogs. Mrs Thomson (class teacher) said that all of the children had...
Due to the heavy snow we had last week, our annual World Book Day event had to be postponed but if anything it seemed to give pupils some extra time to produce some spectacular costume as you can see from the photographs below. As always we had nearly a class full of...
This week we invited More Than Dance to come into school to lead liturgical dance workshops for all of our classes. Each class had a half-day to explore more creative ways of expressing their faith based on the themes of Lent. During the day the children worked...
The Mini Vinnies planned and led a wonderful assembly this morning to introduce the themes and issues behind our CAFOD fundraising this year. The campaign this year is called ‘Give it Up’ and the children explained how monies raised during our...
Mrs Thomson continues to co-ordinate the Green Tree award (we currently have our Silver Award and are working towards the Gold Award). As part of this project, this term she organised a writing competition, where children were challenged to write either a poem or...
As part of our British Values curriculum and in order to teach our children about the traditions and culture of their own region, we invited a visitor from the Shipley Art Gallery to come into school to lead a special assembly on the history of Gateshead, using a...