Anti-Bullying Week 2018

The Head Teacher led an assembly to mark the annual National Anti-bulling Week initiative which this year’s theme was #ChooseRespect. The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2018 was to choose respect over bullying. Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers...

Eco Group and Green Tree Gold Award

Congratulations to Mrs Thomson our Year 5 teacher for successfully leading our school in achieving the Green Tree Gold Award this year. So far this term she has led a whole school ‘Eco Day’ inviting the NMA (National Marine Authority) to come into school to talk about...

Lest We Forget

In November the Head Teacher led a very special assembly to celebrate All Souls day, after which the children all wrote a special prayer card to commemorate a loved one who had died, the prayers were hung on our ‘Tree of Remembrance’ and different cards will be chosen...

Embracing Diversity

At the beginning of the autumn term we invited author Peter Barron to come into school to share with us his book ‘Snowdrop the Spikeshuffler’. The themes and important messages of his book - explained to and explored with the children through an assembly and workshops...

Laudato Si and Stewardship

Last half term, the children were all encouraged to come into school in earth colours (green for land or blue for the oceans) to help celebrate our Autumn Eco Day. The non-uniform day was the idea of the School Council who are raising money to buy every child in...

A Shared Liturgy

On Thursday, Years 3 and 6 shared a Liturgy in our new prayer garden. The liturgy marked the end of both classes’ current R.E topics ‘Commitments and Promises’. The liturgy began with all the children singing ‘Come and Join the Circle’ and ended with ‘All That I Am’....

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Appeal 2018

At the beginning of October, we held a special assembly to remind our children about the work of the Samaritan's Purse charity. The ladies explained how a small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. They...


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 (Autumn 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 Outward Bound at Ullswater

After working so hard to prepare for their SATs, it was great to see our Year 6 class and staff, Mrs Davies and Mr Shaw, as well as school governor Mr Nichols, head off to the Lake District for an exciting week of Outward Bound. As you will see from the photographs...

OUTSTANDING!! and that’s now official!

As you are aware our school was inspected by Ofsted on 17-18 April and now that we have officially received our report we can very proudly share those judgements with our whole school community: Overall effectiveness: OUTSTANDING Achievement of pupils: OUTSTANDING...

Cross Country Champions!

WELL DONE and CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Y4 and Y5 runners, and their coach Mr McCormick,  who took part in the Gateshead Schools Cross Country Championships at the Watergate park, Whickham on Thursday (2nd May).  Our Year 4 team put in a particularly impressive...

Girls are Gateshead Cricket Champions!

CONGRATULATIONS and well done to our Y5/6 Girls Kwik Cricket Team who today won the Gateshead schools competition and now get to play in the County Finals at Hetton Lyons. "What a great team we have," said a very proud coach, Mr Shields, "They all played really well...

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