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 2019)
Key: 2pts – class attendance over 96%, 4pts – highest weekly class attendance, 6pts – 100% class attendance
Christ is our light and our life.
Our Year 3 class held a beautiful liturgy in our school garden focusing on one of our half-termly 'Statements to Live By'. The children planned the whole service from start to finish, choosing readings,prayers & hymns as well as setting up a focal point in front...
Year 6 spent a fun-filled, action- packed week, before the Easter Holidays, at The Howtown Outward Bound Centre in the Lake District.From the moment they arrived they were set many different challenges, from making up their own beds, to a jog and dip in the lake....
On behalf of the whole school community, staff, pupils, parents and governors, I would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs Nutton (formally Miss Allon), our wonderful Year 3 teacher and Deputy Head, on the occasion of her marriage in the Easter holidays. Lots of the...
A huge thank you to Mrs Lappin, our Chair of Governors, who came into school to teach a lesson all about religious signs and symbols used in our church, particularly around Easter time. The lesson also involved the children in designing and then painting their own...
Congratulations to all of our wonderful dancers who took part in the 10th Anniversary Celebrations of the Gateshead Schools Dance Festival this year. Their routine, choreographed by the wonderful Miss Tingate our PE coach from Grass Roots Sports Coaching, was based on...
As a reward for winning last terms attendance competition, Year 3 visited the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle and had the whole screening theatre to themselves! With tasty treats to munch on they watched a film called The Secret Life of Pets. 'It was great, I loved the...