Super Splash Heroes Visit St Joseph’s.

Last week, the aqua savvy Super Splash Heroes visited our school to teach us about the ‘Get Water Wise’ programme, which encourages us all to spread the message of how to use water wisely and save water every day. The Super Splash Heroes show is an innovative,...

Alice In Wonderland – a spectacular performance by Y6

'What a fantastic performance!' was the general concensus of all who came along to watch our Year 6 class put on an amazing show last night. For their Leavers' Performance, the children, under the brilliant direction of Miss Cameron and Miss Kennedy, staged a musical...

OUTSTANDING – Our Diocesan Inspection Report

'This is a joyous, cohesive school community where everyone involved displays the highest expectations for pupils in terms of personal, spiritual and academic development'. We are proud and delighted to be able to announce that we were judged to be 'OUTSTANDING' in...

Gateshead Catholic Schools Y6 Leavers Mass

Our Y6 went along to Corpus Christi Church last week, for a special mass to celebrate the end of their time in primary school together with all of our other Catholic schools in Gateshead. It was a wonderful celebration of pray and hymns on the theme of Jesus, our...

School Council Visit to London

On Friday, the 12 members of our School Council visited London in order to visit the Houses of Parliament and find out more about how our country is governed.The day began early, with everyone meeting at Durham train station at 7.15am to catch the 7.30am train to our...

Summer Singing Concert 2019

A huge thank you to all of those parents/carers and friends of St Joseph's Juniors who came to our Summer Singing Concerts. Judging by all of the fantastic comments afterwards, everyone was impressed with the range of songs featured and the array of wonderful voices...

Y5 Inter School Performance Poetry Competition.

On Thursday 27th June, Jessica and Archie from Year 5 visited St Philip Neri Junior School in Dunston to represent their class in a Gateshead schools poetry competition, having been selected the winners in their class competition. The children had to learn two poems...

Gateshead Schools Gymnastics Competition

Well done to all of our gymnastics teams who competed in the recent Gateshead Schools Gymnastics Competition at Gateshead Leisure Centre. 'They performed all of their routines with confidence,' said Miss Tingate, our school coach. 'I was very impressed with the...

Y5 Mini Tennis Competition

Congratulations to our Y5 Teams who can second and were awarded silver medals at the Gateshead School Mini Tennis Competition at Cardinal Hume School yesterday. [gallery columns="4" size="large"...


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 2019)

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.


Bread Making in Year 5

This week, as part of our Design & Technology curriculum, Mr Shields is leading all classes in a 'cookery day' and today it was the turn of Year 5 to make bread. As you can see from the photographs below, everyone was involved in the bread making process from the...

Fundraising Friday Fun!

A huge THANK YOU to Mr Shields, Mrs Alexander and Year 4 for designing and organising a variety of fun games to raise money for our Lenten charities: CAFOD and St Cuthbert's Care. As you can see, the games had a bit of a fishy theme to reflect the story of Mahinur and...

A Lenten Liturgy led by Y4.

It was the turn of our Year 4 class to lead a service of liturgy for parents, parishioners and the rest of the school this morning. The them of the collective worship was: Walking in the Light of Jesus'. Year 4 reminded us that Lent is time set aside to focus on...

Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ at the Theatre Royal.

For most of our children, it was their first taste of opera this week when the Y5 & Y6 classes visited the Theatre Royal in Newcastle to watch a performance of 'The Magic Flute' by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a famous Austria composer. The performance was sung in...

Gateshead Schools’ Cross Country Competition

Well done to all of our runners who took part in the Gateshead Schools' Cross Country Championships this week. Teams from all year groups ran around a course set out at the Watergate Park, Whickham. Congratulations to Devon in particular who finished 1st in the Y3/4...

Lenten Liturgy Led by Y6

The theme of this week's Lenten Liturgy, led by our Y6 class focused on CAFOD's Family Fast Day and how Jesus went out into the desert for 40 days. While Jesus was in the desert he had hardly any food to eat or water to drink. Cafod's Lenten campaign this year reminds...

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