Goodbye, Good Luck and God Bless to our Y6 Leavers

The staff, pupils and governors of St Joseph's Catholic Junior School would like to wish all of a Y6 Leavers all the best for the future. You have been stars this year and we know you will continue to shine in your Secondary Schools. Year 3 and Year 6...

School Sports Day 2018

Well done to the whole school on a very enjoyable, traditional and sunny sports day. The children treated the many parents who turned up to a great display of athletic skills and a few laughs, especially during the obstacle race. Congratulations to all of the...

Our ‘Share the Journey Walk’ for CAFOD

Why are we walking? Every human being is a child of God, created in God’s image, and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Yet, in a global crisis, we are seeing the highest numbers of displaced people on record. Every minute, 20 people are forced to flee...

The Pied Piper of Hamelin performed by Year 6.

As part of their 'Leavers' celebrations this year, our current Year 6 treated us all to a wonderful performance of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The class chose this particular musical because they had learn the poem, by Robert Browning, in the spring term as part of our...

Our School Council visit London

On Friday 13th July, the School Councillors, along with Miss Allon, Miss Cameron and Miss Angus went on a day trip to London. The day started very early, at Durham Train Station. The children enjoyed a relaxing train journey to London, where they played card games,...

Y5 Kwik Cricket Team

Well done to our Y5 Kwik Cricket team who finished as runners up (out of 20 teams) in the recent Gateshead Schools Kwik Cricket tournament at Gateshead Fell. "The skill, team work and enthusiasm were exceptional," said Mr Shields, "I was very proud at how well the...

Buddies Trip to Hamsterley Forest for Y3 and Y6.

Last week, years 3 and 6 enjoyed a fantastic ‘buddies’ trip to Hamsterley Forest. The forest itself is a delightful 2000 hectare oasis of mixed woodland lying between the Wear and Tees valleys. Nestled within a sheltered valley, Hamsterley Forest contains a vast array...

Our Y5 Mini Tennis Champions!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Y5 Mini Tennis team who came first in the Gateshead Schools Mini Tennis competition held at Cardinal Hume School. The children were presented with gold medals which they were thrilled to bring back and share with the rest of the school. [gallery...

Athletics Competition at the Riverside, Chester-Le-Street

Well done to all of the children from Y5 & Y6 who took part in the annual Chester-Le-Street District Sports Competition at the Riverside stadium in Chester-le-Street. Altogether 15 local schools took part - making it one of the biggest athletics competitions in the...

Girls Kwik Cricket Team

Congratulations to our Girls Y5/6 Kwik Cricket team who won 4 out of their 5 matches in the recent Gateshead Schools Kwik Cricket Competition. 'We had some very good bowlers and batters,' said Mr Shields. 'I was very impressed to see the skill and enthusiasm displayed...

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.

 

Fairtrade Assembly

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...

Y6 at the Primary RE Festival

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...

Mini Vinnies attend Mass for the Housebound

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...

Y4 visit to Chopwell Woods

Mrs Thomson is co-ordinating the Green Tree award and following the work and activities all classes completed in the Spring Term, I am very happy to announce that the school has now achieved the Gold Green Tree Award.  We now have our sights on the Platinum Award and...

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