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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Christ is our light and our life.

 

The Inn Crowd.

Congratulations to our Year 3 and Year 4 classes on their wonderful performance of the Christmas Story. Based on the Gospels of the nativity, this musical adaptation was called 'The Inn Crowd', and told this familiar story from the point of view of the animals in the...

Bah Humbug!

Our Y5 and Year 6 Classes put on a spectacular performance of the musical 'Bah Humbug' this year which thrilled our packed audiences of parents/grandparents and parishioners. The production was a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and starred...

Advent Liturgy – the Candle of Peace

Parents and Parishioners joined us for the second of our Advent Liturgies led by Year 5 and Year 6 as well as Deacon Peter who gave a wonderful homily all about preparing and finding peace in our hearts ready for the arrival of God's Son, Jesus in a couple of weeks...

Jesse Tree Service

Well it certainly does feel that we are well on our way to our special celebration of Christmas now, especially this week which began with a wonderful Service of the Word and Eucharistic led by Deacon Peter and Y5 & Y6 to mark the start of Advent and then our...

A Spectacular Performance by St Joseph’s Gymnasts

Congratulations and a huge WELL DONE to our very talented squad of gymnasts who represented our school today at the Gateshead Schools' Gymnastics and Cheerleading festival at Gateshead Leisure Centre. The group performed a fantastic routine, using music from The Lion...

It’s All Greek to Me!

On Thursday, Year 6 visited the Palace Green Library, in Durham, for a workshop based on  Ancient Greece. They had lots of fun and learnt  about how the Greeks lived. The children were lucky enough to handle and study some genuine artefacts, which were over 2000 years...

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