Celebrating First Holy Communions

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to our children in Year 4 who celebrated receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist on Saturday, when they made their First Holy Communion. It was a very joyous celebration and wonderful to see the whole parish community gathering together to fill...

Summer Singing Concert Letter

Y4 Exploring Different Habitats

Year 4 fortuitously managed to dodge the rain on their trip to Walltown Country Park and The Sill Visitor Centre in Northumberland.  To enhance their learning in Science, the children explored a variety of habitats with activities including pond dipping, minibeast...

Gateshead Holiday Activities and Food Programme

More than 400 places per day of free activities will be available in the summer holidays thanks to funding that Gateshead Council has secured from the government.The free activities are available to children aged between 5 and 18 with a packed lunch or hot meal also...

Y5/Y6 Tri Golf Competition

Well done to our Tri Golf Team who finished fourth in the recent Gateshead Schools Tri Golf Competition.

Girls Kwik Cricket Competition

Well done to our Y5/Y6 Girl's Cricket team who took part in the Gateshead Schools Kwik Cricket Tournament last week. 'It was great fun and we all played really well together.' said Alana Y6. Mr Shields agreed, commenting that he was very impressed with the skill and...

Y4 Mini Tennis Competition

Well done to our Y4 team who completed in the recent Mini Tennis Competition at Cardinal Hume Secondary School, finishing in bronze medal position - 'They played really well, demonstrating great skills and a wonderful team spirit,' said Mr Shields, 'I was very...

Go Run for Fun at Saltwell Park 2019

Well done to the whole school for taking part in the Go Run for Fun event at Saltwell Park at the end of the last half-term. The sun shone on over 2000 children from lots of Gateshead Primary Schools as they completed this annual fun run cheered on by lots of our...

Celebrating the Feast of Pentecost

Yesterday in church we celebrated the Feast of Pentecost when we remember the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the church. To us, Pentecost is all about the family of God – a multicultural family where all barriers of race, creed and culture are...


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.


It’s All Greek to Me!

In History and DT lessons this half-term, Year 6 have been learning about Ancient Greece and because they enjoyed the topic so much, Mrs Davies took them to the Great North Museum where they took part in a Greek Fighting Forces workshop. As well as finding out about...

Fundraising Easter Activities

At the end of Spring term, our School Council came up with a number of Easter themed games and activities to help raise money for St Cuthbert's Care, a charity which works throughout the North East to help improve the lives of some of the most vunerable members of our...

Our First Football Trophy of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS to our school football team who last week won their first trophy of the season to become the Small Schools League winners, (beating St Benet's, Ouston in the final). Well done to our squad: Michael, Joshua, Ethan J, Jordan, Billy, Ethan W, Harrison,...

Attendance Policy

This school policy can be downloaded below. Attendance Policy April 15 (PDF)

Easter ‘Eggstravaganza’

Yet again we saw a wonderful and very creative array of decorated eggs in our annual Paste Egg Competition (see photos below). Designs ranged from super heroes to super stars, Mr Men and fairy tale princesses and even Mr Cameron and Mr Milliband! Winners received an...

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