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.
Well done to our golfers in Y5 who took part in the recent Gateshead Schools Tri-Golf competition. 'It looked like the coaching we had from Bryan our golf coach had paid off as the children showed a lot of skill and accuracy', commented Mr Shields. [gallery...
Our Year 5 class hit lucky with a gloriously sunny day for their cycle ride and Nature trek along the Derwent Walk. 'The weather was perfect!' said Marcus, from Cycling Generation, and the children were so well behaved and energetic despite the heat. I had a great...
The Mini Vinnies, Fairtrade School Shop staff and School Councillors all worked together this week to present a timely reminder about why our school thinks it is important to promote and support the Fairtrade message. The assembly they led focused on the World Cup and...
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...
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...