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...

Our Y5 Mini Tennis Champions!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Y5 Mini Tennis team who came first in the Gateshead Schools Mini Tennis competition held at Cardinal Hume School. The children were presented with gold medals which they were thrilled to bring back and share with the rest of the school. [gallery...

Athletics Competition at the Riverside, Chester-Le-Street

Well done to all of the children from Y5 & Y6 who took part in the annual Chester-Le-Street District Sports Competition at the Riverside stadium in Chester-le-Street. Altogether 15 local schools took part - making it one of the biggest athletics competitions in the...

Girls Kwik Cricket Team

Congratulations to our Girls Y5/6 Kwik Cricket team who won 4 out of their 5 matches in the recent Gateshead Schools Kwik Cricket Competition. 'We had some very good bowlers and batters,' said Mr Shields. 'I was very impressed to see the skill and enthusiasm displayed...

WELCOME

Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School.

Head TeacherSt. 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 McDermottHead Teacher

 

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Attendance Points (Spring Term 2018)

Key: 2pts – class attendance over 96%, 4pts – highest weekly class attendance, 6pts – 100% class attendance

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Christ is our light and our life.

 

Home for Christmas by Year 5 and Year 6

Taking the theme of 'No room at the inn', the Year 5 and Year 6 children's musical contrasts the bustling commercialism of a modern Christmas with the plight of the homeless at this special time of the year. It's a manic pre-Christmas shopping day and the streets are...

Our Parliamentary Visitors

On Friday 8th December, Year 5 and 6 had a very special visit from our local MP, Liz Twist, who came to visit as part of a Parliamentary Workshop. Liz talked to the children about her role in parliament and how she came to be an MP. The children also asked lots of...

Y4 Advent Liturgy – the Candle of Peace

The second of our Advent liturgies, led by Year 4, reminded us of the journey that Mary and Joseph had to make to Bethlehem. Through a mixture of readings, prayers and hymns, we were all encouraged to think about our own special journey during Advent as we prepare our...

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