Our School Council visit the Mayor

On Friday 17th November 2017, St. Joseph’s Junior’s School Councillors visited Gateshead Civic Centre. As a school council, responsible for giving the children of St. Joseph’s a voice in decision making, they wanted to get an insight into what happens within Gateshead...
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Year 6 visit to SafetyWorks!

This week our Year 6 class visited SafetyWorks in Newcastle. SafetyWorks is a life sized, safety ‘town’ of scenarios which are traditionally built ‘bricks and mortar’ scenes from everyday life. They include a house, road with pedestrian crossing, police station,...
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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal

A HUGE thank you to all of those who sent in a ‘box of love’ for our annual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox appeal. When the volunteers from Samaritan’s Purse came to collect the boxes today they counted over 40 boxes and thanked us for our...
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Christmas Picture Competition

Our friends at Dobbies Garden Centre in Birtley, invited our children to take part in a Christmas Picture competition. The children completed their drawings and then Miss Allon sent them along to Dobbies, where you can see lots of them on display in the cafe area....
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Raising Aspirations

Last week our Year 6 class attended an ‘Apprentice Student on Campus’ event organised by Northumbria University. This is an opportunity for pupils to spend a day on campus, taking part in fun activities and sports and get a taste of what it is like to be a...
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Other Faiths Week

As part of our RE curriculum, throughout the school, each term, we study Other Faith groups and this term the focus was on Judaism. The objective of these lessons is to develop an understanding of what other faiths there are and how these differ from our own Catholic...
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November, the month to remember…

In November the Head Teacher led a very special assembly to celebrate All Souls day, after which the children all wrote a special prayer card to commemorate a loved one who had died, the prayers were hung on our ‘Tree of Remembrance’ (see below) and different cards...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 (Autumn Term 2017)

Key: 2pts – class attendance over 96%, 4pts – highest weekly class attendance, 6pts – 100% class attendance

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SCHOOL NEWS

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...

Y3 at the Centre for Life

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

Change4Life Event 2017

Well done to all of our children who took part in a non-stop morning of activities at the Gateshead Change4Life event recently. Mr Shields said he was very impressed at the enthusiasm they all showed and the children were all unanimous in agreeing how much they had...

Our 2017 Macmillan Coffee Morning.

A HUGE thank you to all of our wonderful parents & grandparents who supported our annual Macmillan coffee morning following mass today. Thank you particularly to the children in Years 3 & 6 who brought in cakes to sell, the staff in charge of teas/coffees and...

Gateshead Schools Cross Country Championships 2017

Congratulations to all of our super runners who took part in the Gateshead Schools Cross Country Championships this week. They had a wonderful warm and sunny afternoon at Watergate Park – ideal running conditions – and all did so...

Our School Football Team 2017-18

The trials are over and the squad for the 2017-18 season has been picked; ‘I was very impressed with the standard of players and their enthusiasm’, said Mr Shields. ‘It was difficult to narrow it down to a squad of 12’. Last night the first...

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