Y6 Visit to Safety Works

Last week, Year 6 visited Safety Works to learn all about being safe out and about. The children enjoyed workshops from a range of services including the Fire Brigade, Police Force and St. John’s Ambulance where the children learnt how to put someone in the recovery...

Y3 Visit to the Centre for Life

As part of their science topic ‘Rocks and Fossils’, Year 3 visited the Centre for Life in Newcastle. They had a very hands on (and messy!) lesson learning about and making fossils (see photographs below).The highlight of the trip was the ‘Robots’ exhibition where the...

Go Green for Eco Day at St Joseph’s Juniors

Last week the children were all encouraged to come into school in earth colours (green for land or blue for the oceans) to help celebrate our Autumn Eco Day. The non-uniform day was the idea of the School Council who are raising money to buy every child in school...

Gateshead Change4Life Festival

A group of children from our each class were chosen to represent our School at the recent Gateshead Schools Change4life festival. As you can see from the photographs below, the children took part in a range of different activities which called upon them to use a range...

Gymnastics Coaching

All classes are having a term of gymnastics sessions led by our coaches from Grass Roots sports. The children are really enjoying the lessons, as you can see from the photographs below, and are becoming much more skilled and flexible! A squad of gymnastics has been...


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 2018)

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.


Sports Day 2014

The sun shone and lots of parents came to watch a wonderful afternoon of sporting talent yesterday at our annual Summer Sports Day. Events included an obstacle race, sprints, a lap of the field race and a traditional egg and spoon, and each event was contested as if...


Congratulations to our brilliant football team (including Mr McCormick out coach and manager) for a spectacular performance in the final of the Bishop Cunning Cup on Tuesday evening. The final 4 teams (St Joseph's Jarrow, St Bede's Newcastle & St Stephens, Longbenton)...

Oliver by Y6 – we want more!

"What a brilliant performance!" "A class full of talented singers!" "Super!" "A fantastic evening!" - were just some of the remarks made by parents, grandparents and governors alike following a marvellous performance of the musical Oliver given by our Y6 Leavers class...

Strike Action – Thursday 10th July

Dear Parents/Carers, As you may be aware from the media, one of the main teaching unions, the NUT and several other unions including Unison and the GMB will be taking industrial action in a dispute with the government on Thursday 10th July 2014. The action (a one day...

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