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Our School Council 2018-19

Elections took place recently to appoint the members of our school council for the coming academic year. All of the candidates were given a chance to explain to their class how they were qualified and why they would be good choice in this important and strategic role,...

Warburton’s Healthy Eating Workshops.

Last week, we welcomed staff from Warburton's into school to share their knowledge of bread making, food and healthy eating. These practical, fun and informative sessions were designed to teach our children the importance of a balanced diet, hygiene and safety, food...

Our Y3 and Y6 Friendship Liturgy.

What a wonderful celebration we had this morning in school with a special liturgy led by Deacon Peter to welcome our new Year 3 pupils. To help them feel at home here at St Joseph's Catholic Juniors, our Year 6 children presented each child in Y3 with a special...

Goodbye, Good Luck and God Bless to our Y6 Leavers

The staff, pupils and governors of St Joseph's Catholic Junior School would like to wish all of a Y6 Leavers all the best for the future. You have been stars this year and we know you will continue to shine in your Secondary Schools. Year 3 and Year 6...

School Sports Day 2018

Well done to the whole school on a very enjoyable, traditional and sunny sports day. The children treated the many parents who turned up to a great display of athletic skills and a few laughs, especially during the obstacle race. Congratulations to all of the...

Our ‘Share the Journey Walk’ for CAFOD

Why are we walking? Every human being is a child of God, created in God’s image, and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Yet, in a global crisis, we are seeing the highest numbers of displaced people on record. Every minute, 20 people are forced to flee...

The Pied Piper of Hamelin performed by Year 6.

As part of their 'Leavers' celebrations this year, our current Year 6 treated us all to a wonderful performance of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The class chose this particular musical because they had learn the poem, by Robert Browning, in the spring term as part of our...

Our School Council visit London

On Friday 13th July, the School Councillors, along with Miss Allon, Miss Cameron and Miss Angus went on a day trip to London. The day started very early, at Durham Train Station. The children enjoyed a relaxing train journey to London, where they played card games,...

Y5 Kwik Cricket Team

Well done to our Y5 Kwik Cricket team who finished as runners up (out of 20 teams) in the recent Gateshead Schools Kwik Cricket tournament at Gateshead Fell. "The skill, team work and enthusiasm were exceptional," said Mr Shields, "I was very proud at how well the...

Buddies Trip to Hamsterley Forest for Y3 and Y6.

Last week, years 3 and 6 enjoyed a fantastic ‘buddies’ trip to Hamsterley Forest. The forest itself is a delightful 2000 hectare oasis of mixed woodland lying between the Wear and Tees valleys. Nestled within a sheltered valley, Hamsterley Forest contains a vast array...

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