Gateshead Schools Cross Country Championships 2017

Congratulations to all of our super runners who took part in the Gateshead Schools Cross Country Championships this week. They had a wonderful warm and sunny afternoon at Watergate Park – ideal running conditions – and all did so...
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Our School Football Team 2017-18

The trials are over and the squad for the 2017-18 season has been picked; ‘I was very impressed with the standard of players and their enthusiasm’, said Mr Shields. ‘It was difficult to narrow it down to a squad of 12’. Last night the first...
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Welcome Back to School!

What a great first week we have had here at St Joseph’s Juniors. It was wonderful to see our children in classes 4, 5 an 6 all return safely (excepting a couple of broken bones!!) after the summer holidays and to welcome our new Year 3 class. All of the Year 3...
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Goodbye Year 6.

Today we say goodbye to our wonderful Year 6 class. On behalf or all teachers and governors, I would like to say how proud we are of your many achievements here at St Joseph’s, from school plays to the sports field to SATs results you have always given your...
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End of Year Message

As we come to the end of the 2016-2017 Academic Year, I’d just like to say thank you on behalf of the staff and governors of St. Joseph’s Juniors to all parents/carers for their continued support… read more in the full...
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Sainsbury’s Summer School Games Competition

What a lot of sporting talent we have at St Joseph’s Juniors! This morning, the children all took part in a variety of sporting activities (see photographs below) as part of our Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award. The inter-house competition between our...
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The Tempest – a farewell performance by Year 6.

Well done to all of our Year 6 who performed a very memorable musical production of The Tempest by William Shakespeare on Monday evening. The wonderful singing, together with an abundance of acting talent, served to entertain the audience from start to finish!...
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Our School Summer Fayre.

A HUGE thank you to staff (especially Miss Allon, our event planner!), our pupils, particularly our School Council, local businesses and our wonderful parents for helping to make our Summer Fayre a very enjoyable afternoon and a great success! Altogether we raised a...
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Sensational Summer Singing Concerts!

A HUGE well done to all of our classes for their amazing, awesome and outstanding singing performances in our annual summer concerts this week. I am sure it will help us to secure our Gold Sing Up award this year.  A great BIG thank you too, to the teachers,...
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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

Go Run for Fun 2017

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...

Y6 Kwik Cricket Team

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...

Rough Times, Ernie!

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...

Your School Needs You!

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,...

Summer Term Letter for Y6 Parents

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...

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