Goodbye Year 6.

Today we say goodbye to our wonderful Year 6 class. On behalf or all teachers and governors, I would like to say how proud we are of your many achievements here at St Joseph’s, from school plays to the sports field to SATs results you have always given your...
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End of Year Message

As we come to the end of the 2016-2017 Academic Year, I’d just like to say thank you on behalf of the staff and governors of St. Joseph’s Juniors to all parents/carers for their continued support… read more in the full...
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Sainsbury’s Summer School Games Competition

What a lot of sporting talent we have at St Joseph’s Juniors! This morning, the children all took part in a variety of sporting activities (see photographs below) as part of our Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award. The inter-house competition between our...
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The Tempest – a farewell performance by Year 6.

Well done to all of our Year 6 who performed a very memorable musical production of The Tempest by William Shakespeare on Monday evening. The wonderful singing, together with an abundance of acting talent, served to entertain the audience from start to finish!...
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Our School Summer Fayre.

A HUGE thank you to staff (especially Miss Allon, our event planner!), our pupils, particularly our School Council, local businesses and our wonderful parents for helping to make our Summer Fayre a very enjoyable afternoon and a great success! Altogether we raised a...
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Sensational Summer Singing Concerts!

A HUGE well done to all of our classes for their amazing, awesome and outstanding singing performances in our annual summer concerts this week. I am sure it will help us to secure our Gold Sing Up award this year.  A great BIG thank you too, to the teachers,...
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Y3 & Y4 Visit to Beamish Museum

Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a fantastic day out at Beamish Museum, where they became frontline soldiers, during WW1. Following an outreach day earlier in the week with historian Bill Elliot, each class took part in a special WW1 workshop, which was very ‘hands on’. First of...
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My Neighbour and Me Project

This term, Year 4 have been involved with a project called ‘My Neighbour and Me’.  Lots of year 4 classes in Gateshead were partnered with a school from the neighbouring Local Authority, County Durham. The aim of the project was to recognise the cultural...
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Athletics Competition at Chester-Le-Street Riverside

Well done to all of our children from Y5 & Y6 who took part in the annual  District Sports at the Riverside in Chester-Le-Street recently. There were 19 schools taking part and both of our teams had lots of competitors who made it through the heats and into the...
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Our Memorial Art!

On Tuesday 27th June we worked with artists Claire and Mark from Flow(NE)CIC. They like to use recycled materials in their projects. We had a busy day, working hard on five different ideas. We all made our own A3 canvas. We painted a background watercolour pigment...
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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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Key: 2pts – class attendance over 96%, 4pts – highest weekly class attendance, 6pts – 100% class attendance

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SCHOOL NEWS

Christmas Jumper Day 2016

Last Friday, 16th December, was our annual ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ organised by the Mini Vinnies group in school. This year the charity they chose to support was the SVP Sudan Baby Feeding Centre appeal, which raised just over £100. It was amazing how many...

Carols at Covent House

A group of children, all excellent singers, visited our elderly neighbours at Covent House this morning to spread some Christmas cheer. Dressed in their Christmas jumpers, the children performed a number of carols and traditional festive songs which some of the...

Carols at Komatsu

It’s become a bit of tradition now for our children to receive a very kind invitation from Komatsu to sing carols during their staff Christmas lunch and this year was no exception, with the children eagerly anticipating the date being announced! I’m sure...

This Christmas Y5 & Y6 try to restore some Straw and Order!

Just when we thought there wasn’t a version of the nativity story we hadn’t told, Year 5 & Y6 presented this wonderfully-acted, funny musical performance which all began… In a courtroom in the middle of Bethlehem… The cows feel pushed out of...

Y3 & Y4 present… Christmas Eve Kerfuffle!

It’s that time of year again when the school corridors are covered in feathers (angel wings!!) & glitter and the hall resounds with Christmas songs – it can only mean one thing, our annual Christmas musical! It’s Christmas Eve, and there’s panic in the...

Y5 Advent Liturgy – Joy, the Shepherds’ Candle

We have now reached the third week of Advent and we find ourselves ever closer to Christmas. In their liturgy, Year 5 described how the people of God had been waiting for the Messiah, promised by prophets, for hundreds of years, yet this special baby’s first...

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