Fairtrade Assembly

The Mini Vinnies, Fairtrade School Shop staff and School Councillors all worked together this week to present a timely reminder about why our school thinks it is important to promote and support the Fairtrade message. The assembly they led focused on the World Cup and...

Y6 at the Primary RE Festival

On Tuesday, Year 6 visited the Emmaus Youth Village for the Primary School Festival 2018 organised by the Youth Ministry Team. The day was filled with lots of fun, singing and dancing and the children had a brilliant day. The theme for the festival was PLAN “Be” and...

Mini Vinnies attend Mass for the Housebound

On Saturday 9th June at 2.30pm, our parish of St Joseph's Birtley held a mass for the Housebound arranged by the parish SVP group led by Peter Monaghan. Peter, who has been a keen supporter of our own school's Mini Vinnie group, asked if our group would like to go...

Y4 visit to Chopwell Woods

Mrs Thomson is co-ordinating the Green Tree award and following the work and activities all classes completed in the Spring Term, I am very happy to announce that the school has now achieved the Gold Green Tree Award.  We now have our sights on the Platinum Award and...

Y6 Boys Kwik Cricket Team 2018

Well done to our Year 6 cricket team came third in the Gateshead School’s Kwik Cricket competition recently, winning 3 out of their 4 matches. “The team were brilliant!” said Mr Shields, their coach, “They played magnificently and showed excellent skill and team...

Gateshead Schools’ Fun Run 2018

Congratulations to all of our pupils (just about the whole school!) who took part in the annual Gateshead Schools' Fun Run at Saltwell Park. The day was warm and just the right conditions for a brisk mile run around the beautiful park before a picnic lunch. A perfect...

A Special Liturgy in the month of May for Our Lady

To mark May as a special month of prayer dedicated to the honour of Our Lady, Mary, mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, the children from Years 3 and 5 planned and led a pilgrimage and special liturgy. The children and staff processed to our parish church of St Joseph’s...

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 (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.

 

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 - though...

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 be cycling through...

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 team...

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 success in the hurdles,...

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