Super Splash Heroes Visit St Joseph’s.

Last week, the aqua savvy Super Splash Heroes visited our school to teach us about the ‘Get Water Wise’ programme, which encourages us all to spread the message of how to use water wisely and save water every day. The Super Splash Heroes show is an innovative,...

Alice In Wonderland – a spectacular performance by Y6

'What a fantastic performance!' was the general concensus of all who came along to watch our Year 6 class put on an amazing show last night. For their Leavers' Performance, the children, under the brilliant direction of Miss Cameron and Miss Kennedy, staged a musical...

OUTSTANDING – Our Diocesan Inspection Report

'This is a joyous, cohesive school community where everyone involved displays the highest expectations for pupils in terms of personal, spiritual and academic development'. We are proud and delighted to be able to announce that we were judged to be 'OUTSTANDING' in...

Gateshead Catholic Schools Y6 Leavers Mass

Our Y6 went along to Corpus Christi Church last week, for a special mass to celebrate the end of their time in primary school together with all of our other Catholic schools in Gateshead. It was a wonderful celebration of pray and hymns on the theme of Jesus, our...

School Council Visit to London

On Friday, the 12 members of our School Council visited London in order to visit the Houses of Parliament and find out more about how our country is governed.The day began early, with everyone meeting at Durham train station at 7.15am to catch the 7.30am train to our...

Summer Singing Concert 2019

A huge thank you to all of those parents/carers and friends of St Joseph's Juniors who came to our Summer Singing Concerts. Judging by all of the fantastic comments afterwards, everyone was impressed with the range of songs featured and the array of wonderful voices...

Y5 Inter School Performance Poetry Competition.

On Thursday 27th June, Jessica and Archie from Year 5 visited St Philip Neri Junior School in Dunston to represent their class in a Gateshead schools poetry competition, having been selected the winners in their class competition. The children had to learn two poems...

Gateshead Schools Gymnastics Competition

Well done to all of our gymnastics teams who competed in the recent Gateshead Schools Gymnastics Competition at Gateshead Leisure Centre. 'They performed all of their routines with confidence,' said Miss Tingate, our school coach. 'I was very impressed with the...

Y5 Mini Tennis Competition

Congratulations to our Y5 Teams who can second and were awarded silver medals at the Gateshead School Mini Tennis Competition at Cardinal Hume School yesterday. [gallery columns="4" size="large"...

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 2019)

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.

 

Year 5 visit the Oriental Museum in Durham

On Friday, Year 5 visited the Oriental Museum in Durham to explore the culture of Asia, specifically the Orient, having being inspired by their work in literacy studying the book Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. The class took part in a number of activities...

Anglo-Saxon Workshop for Y4

Y4 Visit to Durham Palace Green Library – Anglo Saxon Workshop On Thursday 8th November, Year 4 visited the Palace Green Library in Durham to take part in an Anglo-Saxon Workshop organised by the  Education for Schools department of Durham University.  Throughout the...

Y6 Visit to Safety Works

Last week, Year 6 visited Safety Works to learn all about being safe out and about. The children enjoyed workshops from a range of services including the Fire Brigade, Police Force and St. John’s Ambulance where the children learnt how to put someone in the recovery...

Our School Council create Buddy Benches.

Well done to Miss Allon and some of the children from our School Council who re-painted and 'up-cycled' two of our boring wooden benches to create bright and colourful 'Buddy Benches'. The children also relocated the benches, placing them right in the middle of...

Y3 Visit to the Centre for Life

As part of their science topic ‘Rocks and Fossils’, Year 3 visited the Centre for Life in Newcastle. They had a very hands on (and messy!) lesson learning about and making fossils (see photographs below).The highlight of the trip was the ‘Robots’ exhibition where the...

Celebrating the Harvest 2018

Our three parish schools came together this week for a mass in St Joseph's Church to give thanks for the Harvest. The church was full of parents and parishioners too, for this joyful celebration and both Father Paul and Deacon Peter remarked on how wonderful the...

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