Our School Council visit the Mayor

On Friday 17th November 2017, 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, they wanted to get an insight into what happens within Gateshead...
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Year 6 visit to SafetyWorks!

This week our Year 6 class visited SafetyWorks in Newcastle. SafetyWorks is a life sized, safety ‘town’ of scenarios which are traditionally built ‘bricks and mortar’ scenes from everyday life. They include a house, road with pedestrian crossing, police station,...
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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal

A HUGE thank you to all of those who sent in a ‘box of love’ for our annual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox appeal. When the volunteers from Samaritan’s Purse came to collect the boxes today they counted over 40 boxes and thanked us for our...
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Christmas Picture Competition

Our friends at Dobbies Garden Centre in Birtley, invited our children to take part in a Christmas Picture competition. The children completed their drawings and then Miss Allon sent them along to Dobbies, where you can see lots of them on display in the cafe area....
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Raising Aspirations

Last week our Year 6 class attended an ‘Apprentice Student on Campus’ event organised by Northumbria University. This is an opportunity for pupils to spend a day on campus, taking part in fun activities and sports and get a taste of what it is like to be a...
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Other Faiths Week

As part of our RE curriculum, throughout the school, each term, we study Other Faith groups and this term the focus was on Judaism. The objective of these lessons is to develop an understanding of what other faiths there are and how these differ from our own Catholic...
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November, the month to remember…

In November the Head Teacher led a very special assembly to celebrate All Souls day, after which the children all wrote a special prayer card to commemorate a loved one who had died, the prayers were hung on our ‘Tree of Remembrance’ (see below) and different cards...
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Autumn Nature Day

Mrs Thomson, our Year 3 teacher, is leading our school in achieving the Green Tree Gold Award this year, having successfully led us in our achievement of the Silver award last year. This term she led a whole school ‘Nature Day’ which involved the children going on a...
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Handwriting Competition

During the autumn term we hold our annual handwriting competition. Children can either copy one of their favourite poems or write their own poem on the theme of autumn – the one thing they must do is write in their neatest, joined handwriting! The winners (see...
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October – the Month of the Rosary

To celebrate October as the special month of the rosary and prayers dedicated to the honour of Our Lady, Mrs Thomson led an assembly explaining the different mysteries and how to pray the rosary. She sourced class sets of rosary beads and encouraged the children to...
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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 (Autumn Term 2017)

Key: 2pts – class attendance over 96%, 4pts – highest weekly class attendance, 6pts – 100% class attendance

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SCHOOL NEWS

Y6 Triumph at Tri-Golf Tournament.

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...

Y4 Tennis Champions!

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 –...

Derwent Walk ‘Bike It’ Ride.

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...

Lindisfarne Gospels Workshop in School

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...

School Council Visit to Civic Centre

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...

Sporting Success on the Athletics Field!

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...

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