Annual Performance Poetry Competition 2018

Next week in school we are holding our annual Performance Poetry week. Children from all classes will be learning by heart and performing a range of classic poems including: The Listeners by Walter de La Mare; The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning; The Lion and...
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Spring Term 2018

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Y6 Advent Liturgy – the Candle of Love

In our Advent liturgies over the last few weeks, we have been meeting some of those who joyfully shared the good news of the Saviour’s birth. The prophets prepared the people for the coming of the Messiah and the shepherds told all they saw of the good news of the...
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Carols at Komatsu

For the last few years, a group of children from our school have been invited by our friends at Komatsu to go and entertain their workers by singing Christmas songs and Carols as they enjoy their Christmas lunch. This year, Miss Allon took the members of her singing...
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Y5 Lenten Liturgy – the Candle of Joy

It fell to our Year 5 class to lead the third of our Advent liturgies this week and it was a beautiful service which reminded us that as we continue on our journey through Advent, we find ourselves ever closer to Christmas and the celebration of God’s gift of...
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Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Lunch.

Our annual Christmas Jumper day coincided with Christmas lunch at St Joseph’s Juniors this year which made for a very festive celebration as you can see from the photographs below (Naughty Elf even got in on the fun too! – can you spot him in the...
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Spreading the Christmas Cheer!

A group of children from all classes, visited Covent House this week to spread a little Christmas cheer by singing Christmas songs and carols for the residents. After a great sing-a-long, the children were rewarded with fruit drinks and chocolate treats. ‘It was...
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Home for Christmas by Year 5 and Year 6

Taking the theme of ‘No room at the inn’, the Year 5 and Year 6 children’s musical contrasts the bustling commercialism of a modern Christmas with the plight of the homeless at this special time of the year. It’s a manic pre-Christmas shopping...
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It’s Christmas!! by Y3 and Y4

In their Christmas production this year, our Y3 and Y4 classes have added some glitter to the traditional Christmas story, as they count down the hits to see who is top of the festive pop charts! There’s a bit of Motown round the manger with ‘Gabriel’s Soul Patrol’,...
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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.

 

Scootability

This week Marcus, our Active Travel Officer from the Gateshead Council’s Sustainable Travel team, came into school to introduce himself and then take each class to practice their scooter skills. As you can see from the photographs below, the children had a great...

Gateshead Schools Cross-Country Competition

Well done to all of our children who took part in the Gateshead Schools Cross Country competition on Wednesday this week. Despite a heavy downpour just before the races got underway, our teams did very well, especially Freya C in Year 6 who won the race for the Y6...

Welcome Back…and Key Dates for Autumn Term

Firstly, on behalf of all of our staff and governors, may we welcome all parents/carers both ‘old’ and ‘new’ back at the start of a new school year. I’m sure that this academic year of 2016-17 will be as ‘outstanding’ as last year and that we will continue to strive...

Sainsbury School Summer Sports Day

Throughout this academic year, Mr Shields and his sports ambassadors from Year 6 have organised a series of inter-house sports competitions as part of of Sainsburys School Award programme. For summer term, this involved a number of sports on our school field...

Author Visit – Introducing Will Mabbitt

At St Joseph’s our children love reading and we are always looking for opportunities to introduce new authors so, with the help of our kind friends at Blackwells bookshop in Newcastle, we arranged a visit to school by author Will Mabbitt. Will came into school...

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