Jesse Tree Service

Well it certainly does feel that we are well on our way to our special celebration of Christmas now, especially this week which began with a wonderful Service of the Word and Eucharistic led by Deacon Peter and Y5 & Y6 to mark the start of Advent and then our Jesse...

A Spectacular Performance by St Joseph’s Gymnasts

Congratulations and a huge WELL DONE to our very talented squad of gymnasts who represented our school today at the Gateshead Schools' Gymnastics and Cheerleading festival at Gateshead Leisure Centre. The group performed a fantastic routine, using music from The Lion...

It’s All Greek to Me!

On Thursday, Year 6 visited the Palace Green Library, in Durham, for a workshop based on  Ancient Greece. They had lots of fun and learnt  about how the Greeks lived. The children were lucky enough to handle and study some genuine artefacts, which were over 2000 years...

Youth Friday 2018

This year we decided to hold a non-uniform day (dressing in purple, the colour of the YMT) and cake sale to raise funds for the YMT Youth Missionary Team, who do such fantastic work with the young people of our diocese. A Eucharistic Service will be also be held in...

Writing Buddies

As part of our school development 'Writing Action' plan to further improve the writing skills of our pupils, today the children in Years 3 & Y6 worked together to produce a diary extract. Once it was completed, the Y6 children showed the Y3 how to self-assess and peer...

Our Christmas Poster Competition Winners

Thank you very much to our local Garden Centre, Dobbies, for inviting our school to take part in their annual Christmas Poster Competition. We were delighted to find out that 4 of our pupils' work was chosen as eventual winners. The children were invited to go along...

Primary Futures at Cardinal Hume

Year 6 visited Cardinal Hume on Tuesday morning for a Primary Futures ‘Inspiring Gateshead’ Event.  It was an exciting morning where the children were joined by volunteers with a wide range of careers, who gave the children a better understanding of the huge range of...

School Funding Crisis

Turbo Maths

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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 (Autumn 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.

 

Y6 at the Primary RE Festival

On Tuesday, Year 6 visited the Emmaus Youth Village for the Primary School Festival 2018 organised by the Youth Ministry Team. The day was filled with lots of fun, singing and dancing and the children had a brilliant day. The theme for the festival was PLAN “Be” and...

Mini Vinnies attend Mass for the Housebound

On Saturday 9th June at 2.30pm, our parish of St Joseph's Birtley held a mass for the Housebound arranged by the parish SVP group led by Peter Monaghan. Peter, who has been a keen supporter of our own school's Mini Vinnie group, asked if our group would like to go...

Y4 visit to Chopwell Woods

Mrs Thomson is co-ordinating the Green Tree award and following the work and activities all classes completed in the Spring Term, I am very happy to announce that the school has now achieved the Gold Green Tree Award.  We now have our sights on the Platinum Award and...

Y6 Boys Kwik Cricket Team 2018

Well done to our Year 6 cricket team came third in the Gateshead School’s Kwik Cricket competition recently, winning 3 out of their 4 matches. “The team were brilliant!” said Mr Shields, their coach, “They played magnificently and showed excellent skill and team...

Gateshead Schools’ Fun Run 2018

Congratulations to all of our pupils (just about the whole school!) who took part in the annual Gateshead Schools' Fun Run at Saltwell Park. The day was warm and just the right conditions for a brisk mile run around the beautiful park before a picnic lunch. A perfect...

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