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 2017)
Key: 2pts – class attendance over 96%, 4pts – highest weekly class attendance, 6pts – 100% class attendance
Christ is our light and our life.
There seems to be no end to our winning lately! A team made up of Year 5 and Year 6 children recently took part in the Gateshead Schools Tri-Golf Tournament at Kingsmeadow School and both our A Team and B Team finished highest up the leader board. Team A came first...
CONGRATULATIONS to our Y4 Tennis Team who came first in the Gateshead School’s Mini Tennis competition this week held at Cardinal Hume Secondary School. The team were chosen, following coaching sessions for the whole class, based on skill and attitude –...
What a fabulous afternoon we had for a cycle ride along the Derwent Walk. Mrs Davies, Mrs McDermott and Ben, our ‘Bike it’ officer took a group of 16 Y6 children for an afternoon of cycling fun along the tracks of the Derwent Walk. “It was great to...
When we heard about the Lindisfarne Gospels coming home to the North East, to Durham, we were very excited to raise awareness of this special event and to get involved in the project as much as we could. So, we got in touch with the Lindisfarne Gospel’s outreach...
Thank you to Councillor Mrs Foy, who is also one of our school governors, for organising a visit to the Civic Centre for our School Council. The children were given a tour of the Civic Centre before having the opportunity of a Q&A session with some of our local...
A team of athletes from Y4, 5 & 6 took part in the Chester-Le-Street District Sports at the Riverside track in Chester-Le-Street last week with great success. “The team got into more finals then ever before,” explained Mr McCormick, “We had...