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 (Autumn Term 2018)
Key: 2pts – class attendance over 96%, 4pts – highest weekly class attendance, 6pts – 100% class attendance
Christ is our light and our life.
Mrs Thomson continues to co-ordinate the Green Tree award (we currently have our Silver Award and are working towards the Gold Award). As part of this project, this term she organised a writing competition, where children were challenged to write either a poem or...
As part of our British Values curriculum and in order to teach our children about the traditions and culture of their own region, we invited a visitor from the Shipley Art Gallery to come into school to lead a special assembly on the history of Gateshead, using a...
Two of our children, accompanied by their teacher Mrs Thomson, were invited to St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle to celebrate mass with the Youth Mission Team. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet with pupils from other schools and also to present our fundraising...
Well done to our two teams who represented St Joseph's Juniors in the Gateshead Schools Boccia Competition (see photos below). Boccia is a sport designed for and enjoyed by all athletes, including those who may have some sort of disability. It is a target sport played...