Advent Liturgy – the Candle of Peace

Parents and Parishioners joined us for the second of our Advent Liturgies led by Year 5 and Year 6 as well as Deacon Peter who gave a wonderful homily all about preparing and finding peace in our hearts ready for the arrival of God's Son, Jesus in a couple of weeks...

Jesse Tree Service

Well it certainly does feel that we are well on our way to our special celebration of Christmas now, especially this week which began with a wonderful Service of the Word and Eucharistic led by Deacon Peter and Y5 & Y6 to mark the start of Advent and then our Jesse...

A Spectacular Performance by St Joseph’s Gymnasts

Congratulations and a huge WELL DONE to our very talented squad of gymnasts who represented our school today at the Gateshead Schools' Gymnastics and Cheerleading festival at Gateshead Leisure Centre. The group performed a fantastic routine, using music from The Lion...

It’s All Greek to Me!

On Thursday, Year 6 visited the Palace Green Library, in Durham, for a workshop based on  Ancient Greece. They had lots of fun and learnt  about how the Greeks lived. The children were lucky enough to handle and study some genuine artefacts, which were over 2000 years...

Youth Friday 2018

This year we decided to hold a non-uniform day (dressing in purple, the colour of the YMT) and cake sale to raise funds for the YMT Youth Missionary Team, who do such fantastic work with the young people of our diocese. A Eucharistic Service will be also be held in...

Writing Buddies

As part of our school development 'Writing Action' plan to further improve the writing skills of our pupils, today the children in Years 3 & Y6 worked together to produce a diary extract. Once it was completed, the Y6 children showed the Y3 how to self-assess and peer...

Our Christmas Poster Competition Winners

Thank you very much to our local Garden Centre, Dobbies, for inviting our school to take part in their annual Christmas Poster Competition. We were delighted to find out that 4 of our pupils' work was chosen as eventual winners. The children were invited to go along...

Primary Futures at Cardinal Hume

Year 6 visited Cardinal Hume on Tuesday morning for a Primary Futures ‘Inspiring Gateshead’ Event.  It was an exciting morning where the children were joined by volunteers with a wide range of careers, who gave the children a better understanding of the huge range of...

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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 (Autumn 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.

 

Autumn Nature Day

Mrs Thomson, our Year 3 teacher, is leading our school in achieving the Green Tree Gold Award this year, having successfully led us in our achievement of the Silver award last year. This term she led a whole school ‘Nature Day’ which involved the children going on a...

Handwriting Competition

During the autumn term we hold our annual handwriting competition. Children can either copy one of their favourite poems or write their own poem on the theme of autumn - the one thing they must do is write in their neatest, joined handwriting! The winners (see...

October – the Month of the Rosary

To celebrate October as the special month of the rosary and prayers dedicated to the honour of Our Lady, Mrs Thomson led an assembly explaining the different mysteries and how to pray the rosary. She sourced class sets of rosary beads and encouraged the children to...

Harvest Celebrations 2017

During this autumn term we have celebrated the rich bounty of God's harvest. At this time of year, we celebrate the harvest festival because it reminds us as Christians of all the good things God gives us. It also makes us want to share with others who are not so...

It’s All Greek to Me by Year 6!

On Friday 13th October, Year 6 had a fun-filled day at Palace Green Library, in Durham to enhance their learning on the Ancient Greeks. They studied and sketched Greek artefacts from over 2000 years ago and also made their own clay offering to a Greek God. As well as...

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