A Special Liturgy in the month of May for Our Lady

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 5 planned and led a pilgrimage and special liturgy. The children and staff processed to our parish church of St Joseph’s...

Good Shepherd Mass 2018

Mrs Thomson, along with three of our Mini Vinnies, represented our school at the Good Shepherd Mass last week. This special mass was held at St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle and gave our Diocesan schools the opportunity of presenting all monies raised during Lent to...

Final Term for Year 6

St Joseph’s Juniors wishes everyone a very happy and holy Easter.

Reminder: school re-opens for Summer Term on Monday 16th April 2018.

Annual Paste Egg Competition & Easter Egg Hunt

On Thursday morning, the hall was a hive of industry as the whole school took part in our traditional egg decorating competition. As always we had some very creative ideas, as you can see from the photographs below, but the eventually winners were: Connie and Katie...

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...

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.

 

Handwriting Competition

During the autumn term we hold our annual handwriting competition. Children can either copy one of their favourite poems or write their own poem on the theme of autumn - the one thing they must do is write in their neatest, joined handwriting! The winners (see...

October – the Month of the Rosary

To celebrate October as the special month of the rosary and prayers dedicated to the honour of Our Lady, Mrs Thomson led an assembly explaining the different mysteries and how to pray the rosary. She sourced class sets of rosary beads and encouraged the children to...

Harvest Celebrations 2017

During this autumn term we have celebrated the rich bounty of God's harvest. At this time of year, we celebrate the harvest festival because it reminds us as Christians of all the good things God gives us. It also makes us want to share with others who are not so...

It’s All Greek to Me by Year 6!

On Friday 13th October, Year 6 had a fun-filled day at Palace Green Library, in Durham to enhance their learning on the Ancient Greeks. They studied and sketched Greek artefacts from over 2000 years ago and also made their own clay offering to a Greek God. As well as...

Y3 at the Centre for Life

As part of their science topic ‘Rocks and Fossils’, Year 3 visited the Centre for Life in Newcastle this week. They had a very hands on (and messy!) lesson learning about and making fossils (see photographs below). The highlight of the trip was the ‘Dino Jaws’...

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