EVENTS AND VISITS

Anti-bullying Week at St Joseph’s Juniors

Last week in school we celebrated national Anti-bullying week by holding assemblies (one for upper school and one for lower school), writing poems and designing posters, the best of which were displayed and read out in assembly. Here at St Joseph’s Juniors we...

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Operation Christmas Child Appeal

A HUGE thank you to all of our very generous parents, carers, grandparents and staff who were kind enough to send in a shoebox of presents in support of the Samaritan’s Purse appeal again this year. We managed to fill an amazing 47 shoeboxes and also donated a...

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Year 3 See the Light!

On Yesterday’s visit to the Centre for Life, Year 3 learnt all about ‘Light’ including how light travels in straight lines, how some materials can block or partially block light and how shadows are made, which came in very handy when the children had...

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Autumn Poem Handwriting Competition

Congratulations to all of the winners in our Autumn Handwriting competition (click to see the winning work below). Prizes were given for the best in class, the most improved and the best overall winner in school. Also a very well done to Holli W in Year 3 who was the...

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An African Beat!

Year 4 had a special visitor this week – a favourite here at St Joseph’s Juniors – Dr Renwick, who came into school to teach the children how to use Djembe drums. The children are learning all about African culture including Tinga Tinga art and...

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Our Macmillan Coffee Morning 2016

This morning our school playground was transformed into a huge open air cafe with cakes, hot chocolate, tea and coffee on sale all to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer. There was also a raffle and a ‘Spot the Cake’ competition. All together we raised...

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Scootability

This week Marcus, our Active Travel Officer from the Gateshead Council’s Sustainable Travel team, came into school to introduce himself and then take each class to practice their scooter skills. As you can see from the photographs below, the children had a great...

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Gateshead Schools Cross-Country Competition

Well done to all of our children who took part in the Gateshead Schools Cross Country competition on Wednesday this week. Despite a heavy downpour just before the races got underway, our teams did very well, especially Freya C in Year 6 who won the race for the Y6...

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Sainsbury School Summer Sports Day

Throughout this academic year, Mr Shields and his sports ambassadors from Year 6 have organised a series of inter-house sports competitions as part of of Sainsburys School Award programme. For summer term, this involved a number of sports on our school field...

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Author Visit – Introducing Will Mabbitt

At St Joseph’s our children love reading and we are always looking for opportunities to introduce new authors so, with the help of our kind friends at Blackwells bookshop in Newcastle, we arranged a visit to school by author Will Mabbitt. Will came into school...

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