Go Green for Eco Day at St Joseph’s Juniors

Last week the children were all encouraged to come into school in earth colours (green for land or blue for the oceans) to help celebrate our Autumn Eco Day. The non-uniform day was the idea of the School Council who are raising money to buy every child in school...

Gateshead Change4Life Festival

A group of children from our each class were chosen to represent our School at the recent Gateshead Schools Change4life festival. As you can see from the photographs below, the children took part in a range of different activities which called upon them to use a range...

Gymnastics Coaching

All classes are having a term of gymnastics sessions led by our coaches from Grass Roots sports. The children are really enjoying the lessons, as you can see from the photographs below, and are becoming much more skilled and flexible! A squad of gymnastics has been...

Brighten Up the Harvest Cafod Fundraiser 2018

What a colourful display the children put on for Friday's 'Brighten Up the Harvest Cafod Fast Day'! The main part of our fundraising was a non-uniform day, though the children were encouraged to come into school is as many bright and clashing colours as possible,...

Our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon 2018

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our very generous children, parents and carers and parishioners (including Father Tony) who came along on Friday afternoon to our annual Macmillan coffee and cake fundraiser. Our School Councillors had set up a lovely display of homemade...

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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 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.

 

Our ‘Share the Journey Walk’ for CAFOD

Why are we walking? Every human being is a child of God, created in God’s image, and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Yet, in a global crisis, we are seeing the highest numbers of displaced people on record. Every minute, 20 people are forced to flee...

The Pied Piper of Hamelin performed by Year 6.

As part of their 'Leavers' celebrations this year, our current Year 6 treated us all to a wonderful performance of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The class chose this particular musical because they had learn the poem, by Robert Browning, in the spring term as part of our...

Our School Council visit London

On Friday 13th July, the School Councillors, along with Miss Allon, Miss Cameron and Miss Angus went on a day trip to London. The day started very early, at Durham Train Station. The children enjoyed a relaxing train journey to London, where they played card games,...

Y5 Kwik Cricket Team

Well done to our Y5 Kwik Cricket team who finished as runners up (out of 20 teams) in the recent Gateshead Schools Kwik Cricket tournament at Gateshead Fell. "The skill, team work and enthusiasm were exceptional," said Mr Shields, "I was very proud at how well the...

Buddies Trip to Hamsterley Forest for Y3 and Y6.

Last week, years 3 and 6 enjoyed a fantastic ‘buddies’ trip to Hamsterley Forest. The forest itself is a delightful 2000 hectare oasis of mixed woodland lying between the Wear and Tees valleys. Nestled within a sheltered valley, Hamsterley Forest contains a vast array...

Our Y5 Mini Tennis Champions!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Y5 Mini Tennis team who came first in the Gateshead Schools Mini Tennis competition held at Cardinal Hume School. The children were presented with gold medals which they were thrilled to bring back and share with the rest of the school. [gallery...

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