Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School.
St. 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 McDermott – Head 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
Christ is our light and our life.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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’...