Safer Internet Day 2019

As you are aware, at St Joseph’s Junior School we take all matters regarding the safeguarding of our children very seriously and so we have been promoting Safer Internet Day 2019 which is celebrated globally. This year the slogan is “Our Internet, Our Choice –...

Year 6 letter writing in the style of St.Paul

In R.E., Year 6 have been learning more about St.Paul and the letters he wrote to all of the nations about being a good Christian. The children used St.Paul as an influence and wrote their own letters to Year 3, explaining how they can be good Christians by following...

Happy Birthday Father Tony…

It was lovely to welcome Father Tony back into school this week, especially as we wanted to help him celebrate his 80th birthday! The children had made him a special card and were very eager to present it along with the traditional 'Happy Birthday' chorus and...

Receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The children of Year 4 are in the middle of their own very special year of faith formation as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist when they celebrate their First Holy Communion in June. However, they had an equally special day last week, when Father...

YMT Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral.

Two of our Mini Vinnies went along to Mass at St Mary's Cathedral on Wednesday 6th February to present our Youth Friday fundraising cheque for £230.00 to the Bishop. The monies were raised through a 'Wear Purple (the colour of the YMT) non-uniform day and a cake sale....

Cross Country Competition

Well done to all of our runners who for the second Saturday in a row took part in the Chester-Le-Street Schools' annual Cross County competition. the first run was at Bullion Lane school in Chester-Le-Street and the second was at Ouston Primary School - a particularly...

School Council Visit to the Mayor

On Friday 25th January 2019, St. Joseph’s Junior’s School Councillors visited Gateshead Civic Centre. As a school council, responsible for giving the children of St. Joseph’s a voice in decision making, the group wanted to get an insight into what happens within...


Spring Term


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.


The Eagles Have Landed!

As part of our Healthy Schools initiative, the Year 5 & 6 classes took part in a ‘Hoops for Health’ tournament which also included having players from the Newcastle Eagles coming into school to lead a number of workshops with the children. The players, Drew, Malik...

Shakespeare4kidz for Year 4!

This half-term the Year 4 class have been studying one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays - the play actors refuse to name for fear of being cursed with bad luck - MacBeth! After reading the book, Miss Allon thought it would be a good idea to invite a couple...

Year 3 train to be Monks!

Our Year 3 class enjoyed a wonderful and very interesting visit to Bede's World as part of their History studies. They visited the farm (and were particularly intrigued by the hairy pigs!), learned how to make flour using a mill stone, used a spindle to weave wool...

Celebrating World Book Day 2014

What a colourful array of characters we had in school on Thursday to celebrate World Book Day! We had lots of famous 'book celebrities' inlcuding Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Gangsta Granny, Mr Stink, Charlie Bucket and even an Umpa Lumpa! All year groups took...

Valentine’s Day Party

 Congratulations to the School Council (and Mrs Davies) for organising a wonderful Valentine's Day Party. This sell-out celbration of friendship was a huge hit with all who attended, as you can see from the photos below! The Council organised a range of activities...

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