Year 6 go Outward Bound

Year 6 spent a fun-filled, action- packed week, before the Easter Holidays, at The Howtown Outward Bound Centre in the Lake District.From the moment they arrived they were set many different challenges, from making up their own beds, to a jog and dip in the lake....

Congratulations to Mrs Nutton!

On behalf of the whole school community, staff, pupils, parents and governors, I would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs Nutton (formally Miss Allon), our wonderful Year 3 teacher and Deputy Head, on the occasion of her marriage in the Easter holidays. Lots of the...

Creating Our Own Paschal Candles

A huge thank you to Mrs Lappin, our Chair of Governors, who came into school to teach a lesson all about religious signs and symbols used in our church, particularly around Easter time. The lesson also involved the children in designing and then painting their own...

The Greatest Show!

Congratulations to all of our wonderful dancers who took part in the 10th Anniversary Celebrations of the Gateshead Schools Dance Festival this year. Their routine, choreographed by the wonderful Miss Tingate our PE coach from Grass Roots Sports Coaching, was based on...

A Cinema Treat for Y3

As a reward for winning last terms attendance competition, Year 3 visited the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle and had the whole screening theatre to themselves! With tasty treats to munch on they watched a film called The Secret Life of Pets. 'It was great, I loved the...

Our Annual Egg Decorating Competition

As usual, our Spring Term ended with a traditional Easter Egg Hunt around the school grounds, an afternoon of Easter crafts and an Egg Decorating Competition, and as you can see from the photographs below there were a variety of colourful and imaginative designs!...

Stations of the Cross Liturgy

We finished our Spring Term with a liturgy of our own version of the Stations of the Cross. Please see below the PowerPoint that was used at our service. The beautiful images were produced by some of our budding artists. During the liturgy, the liturgical dance group...

The Spring Fling 2019

Our School Council organised a hugely popular ‘Spring Fling’ disco this term to raise money for school funds. After selling tickets, plus a tuck shop, the amount raised was £150.00. Mrs McDermott (who also attended the disco and 'showed-off' her fantastic flossing...

Y4 take over the kitchen!

On Monday, Year 4 had a day in the kitchen, as for part of their Design and Technology curriculum, they worked with Mr Shields (a chef in a former life) to make a variety of healthy dishes including Minestrone Soup, cheese scones and garlic bread. The children learnt...

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.

 

Fundraising Friday Fun!

A huge THANK YOU to Mr Shields, Mrs Alexander and Year 4 for designing and organising a variety of fun games to raise money for our Lenten charities: CAFOD and St Cuthbert's Care. As you can see, the games had a bit of a fishy theme to reflect the story of Mahinur and...

A Lenten Liturgy led by Y4.

It was the turn of our Year 4 class to lead a service of liturgy for parents, parishioners and the rest of the school this morning. The them of the collective worship was: Walking in the Light of Jesus'. Year 4 reminded us that Lent is time set aside to focus on...

Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ at the Theatre Royal.

For most of our children, it was their first taste of opera this week when the Y5 & Y6 classes visited the Theatre Royal in Newcastle to watch a performance of 'The Magic Flute' by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a famous Austria composer. The performance was sung in...

Gateshead Schools’ Cross Country Competition

Well done to all of our runners who took part in the Gateshead Schools' Cross Country Championships this week. Teams from all year groups ran around a course set out at the Watergate Park, Whickham. Congratulations to Devon in particular who finished 1st in the Y3/4...

Lenten Liturgy Led by Y6

The theme of this week's Lenten Liturgy, led by our Y6 class focused on CAFOD's Family Fast Day and how Jesus went out into the desert for 40 days. While Jesus was in the desert he had hardly any food to eat or water to drink. Cafod's Lenten campaign this year reminds...

Celebrating World Book Day 2019

A wonderful array of book characters turned up at our school this morning from Thorin Oakenshield (The Hobbit) to The Tin Man (The Wizard of Oz) with many other wonderful designs in between. We had a lot of Harry Potters and Hermione Grangers and even Fawkes,...

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