Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School.
St. 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 McDermott – Head 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
Christ is our light and our life.
Year 4 returned to Palace Green Library in Durham to take part in a Viking workshop. During the morning sessions, the children explored Viking history by handling and evaluating various Viking artefacts, including some fearsome looking swords and axes. The class then...
Year 5 led the first of our Lenten Friday Liturgies this week focusing on a reading from the Gospel of Matthew 9:14-15. Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?" And Jesus said to them,...
Dear Parents and carers, Many thanks for your attendance at the Family Mass on Sunday 24th February on the theme OFFERTORY – THE GIFTS WE OFFER when our children carried the Offertory Gifts of our parish family and proudly presented them to the priest. ...
This week our Mini Vinnies launched this years CAFOD campaign, which together with St Cuthbert's Care, is the main focus of our Lenten 'Fundraising Fridays'. The Mini Vinnies planned and presented an assembly which introduced the Give it up challenge – during Lent, we...