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Elisabethville Visit

On Monday 19th June Miss Cameron and Year 5 visited the site of Elisabethville with Barry and Joan from Birtley Heritage group to guide them. Here are some highlights of the morning. And phew – was it hot! At the cenotaph we all searched for the names of Birtley...

German Spies? 26 Arrested!

Today a vigilant Belgian guard, Soldat Cools, arrested 26 suspected German spies attempting to sneak into Elisabethville. The gallery of rogues is shown via the link below. Members of the public who can identify these dreadful fellows are asked to contact the nearest...

St Joseph’s Juniors Election Special

At St Joseph’s Juniors we are always looking for opportunities to promote British Values and learning all about today’s General Election gives us an opportunity to explore the idea of democracy. Following a whole school assembly led by Mrs McDermott, the...

Pilgrimage to Mary’s Grotto

To mark May as a special month of prayer dedicated to the honour of Our Lady, Mary, mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, the children from Years 3 and 4 planned and led a pilgrimage and special liturgy. The children and staff processed to our parish church of St...

Y4 visit Herrington Country Park

As a reward for winning last term’s ‘Best Attendance’ competition, Year 4 chose to celebrate with a visit to Herrington Country Park for a day of cycling, walking and generally enjoying being outdoors. ‘The weather couldn’t have been...

Summer Term Update

Please download our latest update which features key dates for your diary. May Update Summer 2017 (PDF)

Go Run for Fun 2017

Well done to the whole school for taking part in the Go Run for Fun event at Saltwell Park today. The sun shone on over 2000 children from lots of Gateshead primary schools as they completed this annual fun run cheered on by the Metrognomes. Congratulations to Freya...

Y6 Kwik Cricket Team

Well done to our Year 6 Kwik Cricket team for their performance at the Gateshead School’s Year 6 tournament. They won two matches and lost two (which seemed to leave them exhausted! see photograph below). But Mr Shields said they have done very well and showed...

Rough Times, Ernie!

Our project historians Neil and Peter have been searching for first hands accounts of fighting during the battle of Passchendaele by men from Birtley. They’ve been looking for letters, diaries or journals, but so far no luck. However they did find this astonishing...

Your School Needs You!

We have sent this letter home to the families of our Y5 children, but can you help? We are interested in any First World War family memories or memorabilia from our local community. How You Can Help – The Belgian Connection (doc)   poster image: Eybl,...

Summer Term Letter for Y6 Parents

We are now into the final term of your child’s time here at St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School – doesn’t time fly! At this stage, I thought it would be helpful to clarify a few important dates and events planned for our Year 6 class this term for those who might need...

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