Y5 Clip and Climb

Yesterday our Y5 class visited the Sunderland Climbing Wall as a reward for achieving the highest attendance during the Autumn Term. They had a great day which also included a lunch of pizza and hot dogs. Mrs Thomson (class teacher) said that all of the children had...
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World Book Day 2018

Due to the heavy snow we had last week, our annual World Book Day event had to be postponed but if anything it seemed to give pupils some extra time to produce some spectacular costume as you can see from the photographs below. As always we had nearly a class full of...
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Liturgical Dance Workshops

This week we invited More Than Dance to come into school to lead liturgical dance workshops for all of our classes. Each class had a half-day to explore more creative ways of expressing their faith based on the themes of Lent. During the day the children worked...
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Mini Vinnies Assembly and Fundraising Fridays

The Mini Vinnies planned and led a wonderful assembly this morning to introduce the themes and issues behind our CAFOD fundraising this year. The campaign this year is called ‘Give it Up’ and the children explained how monies raised during our...
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Living Eggs Programme comes to St Joseph’s Juniors

Mrs Thomson continues to co-ordinate the Green Tree award (we currently have our Silver Award and are working towards the Gold Award). As part of this project, this term she organised a writing competition, where children were challenged to write either a poem or...
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Our Visitor from the Shipley Art Gallery

As part of our British Values curriculum and in order to teach our children about the traditions and culture of their own region, we invited a visitor from the Shipley Art Gallery to come into school to lead a special assembly on the history of Gateshead, using a...
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Mini Vinnies visit to St Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle

Two of our children, accompanied by their teacher Mrs Thomson, were invited to St Mary’s Cathedral in Newcastle to celebrate mass with the Youth Mission Team. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet with pupils from other schools and also to present our...
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Boccia Competition

Well done to our two teams who represented St Joseph’s Juniors in the Gateshead Schools Boccia Competition (see photos below). Boccia is a sport designed for and enjoyed by all athletes, including those who may have some sort of disability. It is a target sport...
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Safer Internet Day 2018

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Safer Internet Day 2018

As you are aware, at St Joseph’s Junior School we take all matters regarding the safeguarding of our children very seriously and so today we have been promoting Safer Internet Day 2018 which is celebrated globally. This year the slogan is “Create, Connect and Share...
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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 (Spring 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.


Cooking4Life – Healthy Burgers!

The children from our Year 4 class enjoyed becoming chefs for the morning as they learnt how to cook their own healthy food under the watchful eye of Nick the master chef! On the menu were homemade burgers (using lean mince and vegetables), onion bahjis and a spicy...

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