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 (Autumn Term 2018)
Key: 2pts – class attendance over 96%, 4pts – highest weekly class attendance, 6pts – 100% class attendance
Christ is our light and our life.
At the beginning of October, we held a special assembly to remind our children about the work of the Samaritan's Purse charity. The ladies explained how a small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. They...
Y4 Visit to Durham Palace Green Library – Anglo Saxon Workshop On Thursday 8th November, Year 4 visited the Palace Green Library in Durham to take part in an Anglo-Saxon Workshop organised by the Education for Schools department of Durham University. Throughout the...
Last week, Year 6 visited Safety Works to learn all about being safe out and about. The children enjoyed workshops from a range of services including the Fire Brigade, Police Force and St. John’s Ambulance where the children learnt how to put someone in the recovery...
As part of their science topic ‘Rocks and Fossils’, Year 3 visited the Centre for Life in Newcastle. They had a very hands on (and messy!) lesson learning about and making fossils (see photographs below).The highlight of the trip was the ‘Robots’ exhibition where the...