St Joseph’s Juniors wishes everyone a very happy and holy Easter.

Reminder: school re-opens for Summer Term on Monday 16th April 2018.
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Holy Week Services at St Joseph’s Parish Church, Birtley

Everyone is warmly invited to join our parish celebrations – please click on the link below to see our parish services for Holy Week 2018… Holy Week Services 2018...
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Annual Paste Egg Competition & Easter Egg Hunt

On Thursday morning, the hall was a hive of industry as the whole school took part in our traditional egg decorating competition. As always we had some very creative ideas, as you can see from the photographs below, but the eventually winners were: Connie and Katie...
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A Special Lenten Liturgy

Today the whole school (as well as lots of parents and people of the parish) gathered in St Joseph’s church to celebrate a very special Holy Week liturgy based on the Stations of the Cross. The liturgy was a wonderful illustration of the Catholic life of our...
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Year 5 demonstrate their excellent debating skills.

On Friday, a team of four pupils from Year 5 met up with children from all of the parish schools in our St Benedict’s Partnership, to take part in an afternoon of debating. St Robert’s Secondary school very kindly hosted the event which was also attended...
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Spring Fling Disco

Our School Council organised a hugely popular ‘Spring Fling’ disco this term to raise money for school funds. After selling tickets, tuck and glow sticks, the amount raised was £200.00. Miss Allon and Miss Cameron, our resident DJs, said that the night had...
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Fundraising Friday – Our Purple Lent Day!

On the last of our ‘Fundraising Fridays’ the children from Y4 asked everyone to come into school dressed in as much purple as possible (purple being the liturgical colour of Lent). They also held an Easter egg raffle (see photographs below). After all of...
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Spring Watch at St Joseph’s Juniors

Yesterday, to mark the Spring equinox, and for some the first official day of Spring, the whole school took part in a Spring Nature Day. The day began with an assembly led by a representative from the Woodland Trust, who explained to the children how important trees...
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Y3&Y4 see Alice in Wonderland at the Northern Stage

This week, as a special Christmas treat, our Year 3 and Year 4 classes visited the Northern Stage to see Alice in Wonderland. In the show we meet Alice, who is a whizz at card tricks, hates sitting still and always asks too many questions. One day her curiosity leads...
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Y3 Visit to Segedunum

As part of their History topic for this term, our Year 3 class visited Segedunum, a large interactive museum which features ruins of a Roman fort, a section of the Wall and a 35 metre high viewing tower which provides outstanding views across this World Heritage...
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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 (Spring 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.

 

Fundraising Friday – Our Purple Lent Day!

On the last of our ‘Fundraising Fridays’ the children from Y4 asked everyone to come into school dressed in as much purple as possible (purple being the liturgical colour of Lent). They also held an Easter egg raffle (see photographs below). After all of...

Spring Watch at St Joseph’s Juniors

Yesterday, to mark the Spring equinox, and for some the first official day of Spring, the whole school took part in a Spring Nature Day. The day began with an assembly led by a representative from the Woodland Trust, who explained to the children how important trees...

Y3&Y4 see Alice in Wonderland at the Northern Stage

This week, as a special Christmas treat, our Year 3 and Year 4 classes visited the Northern Stage to see Alice in Wonderland. In the show we meet Alice, who is a whizz at card tricks, hates sitting still and always asks too many questions. One day her curiosity leads...

Y3 Visit to Segedunum

As part of their History topic for this term, our Year 3 class visited Segedunum, a large interactive museum which features ruins of a Roman fort, a section of the Wall and a 35 metre high viewing tower which provides outstanding views across this World Heritage...

Y5 Clip and Climb

Yesterday our Y5 class visited the Sunderland Climbing Wall as a reward for achieving the highest attendance during the Autumn Term. They had a great day which also included a lunch of pizza and hot dogs. Mrs Thomson (class teacher) said that all of the children had...

World Book Day 2018

Due to the heavy snow we had last week, our annual World Book Day event had to be postponed but if anything it seemed to give pupils some extra time to produce some spectacular costume as you can see from the photographs below. As always we had nearly a class full of...

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