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.
Well done to the whole school for taking part in the Go Run for Fun event at Saltwell Park today. The sun shone on over 2000 children from lots of Gateshead primary schools as they completed this annual fun run cheered on by the Metrognomes. Congratulations to Freya...
Well done to our Year 6 Kwik Cricket team for their performance at the Gateshead School’s Year 6 tournament. They won two matches and lost two (which seemed to leave them exhausted! see photograph below). But Mr Shields said they have done very well and showed...
Our project historians Neil and Peter have been searching for first hands accounts of fighting during the battle of Passchendaele by men from Birtley. They’ve been looking for letters, diaries or journals, but so far no luck. However they did find this astonishing...
We have sent this letter home to the families of our Y5 children, but can you help? We are interested in any First World War family memories or memorabilia from our local community. How You Can Help – The Belgian Connection (doc) poster image: Eybl,...
We are now into the final term of your child’s time here at St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School – doesn’t time fly! At this stage, I thought it would be helpful to clarify a few important dates and events planned for our Year 6 class this term for those who might need...
Available now for download: Key Dates – Summer Term 2017 (PDF)