Safer Internet Day 2019

As you are aware, at St Joseph’s Junior School we take all matters regarding the safeguarding of our children very seriously and so we have been promoting Safer Internet Day 2019 which is celebrated globally. This year the slogan is “Our Internet, Our Choice –...

Year 6 letter writing in the style of St.Paul

In R.E., Year 6 have been learning more about St.Paul and the letters he wrote to all of the nations about being a good Christian. The children used St.Paul as an influence and wrote their own letters to Year 3, explaining how they can be good Christians by following...

Happy Birthday Father Tony…

It was lovely to welcome Father Tony back into school this week, especially as we wanted to help him celebrate his 80th birthday! The children had made him a special card and were very eager to present it along with the traditional 'Happy Birthday' chorus and...

Receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The children of Year 4 are in the middle of their own very special year of faith formation as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist when they celebrate their First Holy Communion in June. However, they had an equally special day last week, when Father...

YMT Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral.

Two of our Mini Vinnies went along to Mass at St Mary's Cathedral on Wednesday 6th February to present our Youth Friday fundraising cheque for £230.00 to the Bishop. The monies were raised through a 'Wear Purple (the colour of the YMT) non-uniform day and a cake sale....

Cross Country Competition

Well done to all of our runners who for the second Saturday in a row took part in the Chester-Le-Street Schools' annual Cross County competition. the first run was at Bullion Lane school in Chester-Le-Street and the second was at Ouston Primary School - a particularly...

School Council Visit to the Mayor

On Friday 25th January 2019, 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, the group wanted to get an insight into what happens within...

COME AND SEE AT HOME

Spring Term

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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Easter Celebrations.

On Wednesday, 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: Jessie and Joe from Year...

‘A Case of the Blues’ on Fundraising Friday!

Our final 'fundraising Friday' was a non-uniform day with a watery/blue/fishy theme to reflect the Cafod 'Turning Little Fish into Big Fish' campaign. The children came into school wearing as much blue as they could, as you can see from the photographs below, and...

Stations of the Cross – A Lenten Liturgy by Y5 & Y6

Thank you to our Year 5 and Year 6 classes for preparing and leading a wonderful Lenten liturgy this morning based on the Stations of the Cross. The hall was beautifully set up to create a very reverend and spiritual atmosphere which enhanced the reading and prayers...

A Tudor Day for Year 4

As part of their history topic, our Year 4 class this week visited Washington Old Hall to learn all about life in Tudor times. As soon as they arrived, they were dressed in peasant clothes and put straight to work as maids, pot girls and boys, gardener's assistants...

St Joseph’s Juniors Spelling Bee 2017

On Friday we held the final of our annual Spelling Bee here at St Joseph's Juniors. All of the House Groups had fielded a team of 10 children from across all year groups and after the first round matches, the two teams to reach the final were St George's and St...

How Children Helped Win WW1

Children helped the war efforts during World War One in lots of different ways. They helped the soldiers in strange ways, which you wouldn’t expect. Our Year 5 have spent some time researching this. Read on to find out the interesting ways in which children helped win...

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