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A Special Lenten Liturgy

Today the whole school (as well as lots of parents and people of the parish) gathered in St Joseph's church to celebrate a very special Holy Week liturgy based on the Stations of the Cross. The liturgy was a wonderful illustration of the Catholic life of our school,...

Year 5 demonstrate their excellent debating skills.

On Friday, a team of four pupils from Year 5 met up with children from all of the parish schools in our St Benedict's Partnership, to take part in an afternoon of debating. St Robert's Secondary school very kindly hosted the event which was also attended by Bridget...

Spring Fling Disco

Our School Council organised a hugely popular 'Spring Fling' disco this term to raise money for school funds. After selling tickets, tuck and glow sticks, the amount raised was £200.00. Miss Allon and Miss Cameron, our resident DJs, said that the night had been a...

Fundraising Friday – Our Purple Lent Day!

On the last of our 'Fundraising Fridays' the children from Y4 asked everyone to come into school dressed in as much purple as possible (purple being the liturgical colour of Lent). They also held an Easter egg raffle (see photographs below). After all of the monies...

Spring Watch at St Joseph’s Juniors

Yesterday, to mark the Spring equinox, and for some the first official day of Spring, the whole school took part in a Spring Nature Day. The day began with an assembly led by a representative from the Woodland Trust, who explained to the children how important trees...

Y3&Y4 see Alice in Wonderland at the Northern Stage

This week, as a special Christmas treat, our Year 3 and Year 4 classes visited the Northern Stage to see Alice in Wonderland. In the show we meet Alice, who is a whizz at card tricks, hates sitting still and always asks too many questions. One day her curiosity leads...

Y3 Visit to Segedunum

As part of their History topic for this term, our Year 3 class visited Segedunum, a large interactive museum which features ruins of a Roman fort, a section of the Wall and a 35 metre high viewing tower which provides outstanding views across this World Heritage...

World Book Day 2018

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...

Liturgical Dance Workshops

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...

Living Eggs Programme comes to St Joseph’s Juniors

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...

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