A Special Liturgy in the month of May for Our Lady

To mark May as a special month of prayer dedicated to the honour of Our Lady, Mary, mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, the children from Years 3 and 5 planned and led a pilgrimage and special liturgy. The children and staff processed to our parish church of St Joseph’s...

Good Shepherd Mass 2018

Mrs Thomson, along with three of our Mini Vinnies, represented our school at the Good Shepherd Mass last week. This special mass was held at St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle and gave our Diocesan schools the opportunity of presenting all monies raised during Lent to...

Final Term for Year 6

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

Reminder: school re-opens for Summer Term on Monday 16th April 2018.

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...

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 school,...

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 by Bridget...

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.

 

Passchendaele Commemorations: Do you have a family connection?

Passchendaele Commemorations: Do you have a family connection? The Battle of Passchendaele began on 31st July 1917. This year will see the 100th anniversary and a series of commemorative events in Belgium. Descendants of those who fought will be invited to the...

Cross Country Competition

For the next three Saturday mornings, a team of runners from Y5 and Y6 will be taking part in the Chester-Le-Street District Cross Country championships. The competition takes place at three different venues: Bullion Lane/Newker Primary School - Sat 28th Jan, Ouston...

Performance Poetry Week 2017

Following on from the enormous success of last year's Performance Poetry Week, we decided to make this an annual event at St Joseph's Juniors. All week all of the children have been writing and learning poems by heart ready for a special Performance Poetry Assembly....

Happy Christmas to All!

On behalf of the staff and governors of St Joseph's Catholic Juniors, may we wish all of our parents and carers a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Remember: school re-opens for Spring Term on Monday 9th January...

Y6 Advent Liturgy – The Angels’ Candle

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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