Spring Term

Carols at Komatsu

As has become a tradition at this festive time of year, a group of singers from all of our classes entertained the staff at Komatsu as they ate their Christmas lunch, with a range of Christmas songs and Carols. "They sang beautifully," said Miss Allon, "we got so many...

Christmas Jumper Triplets!!

As usual we had a variety of Christmas jumpers in school for our annual 'Festive Friday' today and some 'jumper twins' and even triplets... [gallery columns="6"...

Christmas Lunch and Jumper Day!

A huge THANK YOU to Jane and Sam our cook and assistant for producing a wonderful Christmas lunch today. The ladies of our school kitchen worked hard to prepare a traditional lunch of turkey, stuffing, sausages, carrots, roast potatoes and sprouts. And they even found...

Carols at Covent House

A group of children from our Y5 & Y6 classes joined the residents of Covent House Care Home for a morning of carol singing and chat. The residents were keen to join in with all of the traditional Christmas songs and then enjoyed refreshments and a chat with our...

The Inn Crowd.

Congratulations to our Year 3 and Year 4 classes on their wonderful performance of the Christmas Story. Based on the Gospels of the nativity, this musical adaptation was called 'The Inn Crowd', and told this familiar story from the point of view of the animals in the...


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 2019)

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 Leavers Fun at Tynemouth

As part of their rewards for excellent SATs results, fantastic attendance and generally a great year's work, the Y6 class visited Tynemouth. The children enjoyed a sessions on giant inflatables and the mini-golf course before heading to the beach for more fun and...

Y4 Go Wild in Washington!

As part of their science topic on 'Habitats', our Y4 class visited Washington Wildfowl Park. "The children had a great day - pond dipping and the otter feed were definitely two of the most favourite activities as you can see from the photos below - but they got so...

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)...

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