Annual Performance Poetry Competition 2018

Next week in school we are holding our annual Performance Poetry week. Children from all classes will be learning by heart and performing a range of classic poems including: The Listeners by Walter de La Mare; The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning; The Lion and...
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Spring Term 2018

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Y6 Advent Liturgy – the Candle of Love

In our Advent liturgies over the last few weeks, we have been meeting some of those who joyfully shared the good news of the Saviour’s birth. The prophets prepared the people for the coming of the Messiah and the shepherds told all they saw of the good news of the...
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Carols at Komatsu

For the last few years, a group of children from our school have been invited by our friends at Komatsu to go and entertain their workers by singing Christmas songs and Carols as they enjoy their Christmas lunch. This year, Miss Allon took the members of her singing...
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Y5 Lenten Liturgy – the Candle of Joy

It fell to our Year 5 class to lead the third of our Advent liturgies this week and it was a beautiful service which reminded us that as we continue on our journey through Advent, we find ourselves ever closer to Christmas and the celebration of God’s gift of...
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Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Lunch.

Our annual Christmas Jumper day coincided with Christmas lunch at St Joseph’s Juniors this year which made for a very festive celebration as you can see from the photographs below (Naughty Elf even got in on the fun too! – can you spot him in the...
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Spreading the Christmas Cheer!

A group of children from all classes, visited Covent House this week to spread a little Christmas cheer by singing Christmas songs and carols for the residents. After a great sing-a-long, the children were rewarded with fruit drinks and chocolate treats. ‘It was...
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Home for Christmas by Year 5 and Year 6

Taking the theme of ‘No room at the inn’, the Year 5 and Year 6 children’s musical contrasts the bustling commercialism of a modern Christmas with the plight of the homeless at this special time of the year. It’s a manic pre-Christmas shopping...
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It’s Christmas!! by Y3 and Y4

In their Christmas production this year, our Y3 and Y4 classes have added some glitter to the traditional Christmas story, as they count down the hits to see who is top of the festive pop charts! There’s a bit of Motown round the manger with ‘Gabriel’s Soul Patrol’,...
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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 (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.

 

Y5 Visit to the Oriental Museum in Durham

This week 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

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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