Summer Planting in Our Prayer Garden

Members of the Eco-group have been busy this week replanting our Prayer Garden. Old plants were taken out and placed into the compost bin and new plants carefully chosen: 'We wanted to plant flowers that insects like bees would love because we want our garden to help...

Times Table Rock Stars

As some of you may be aware, the DFE have confirmed that all schools will be expected to administer a multiplication test to their Year 4 pupils from 2019-20. This multiplication tables check has been designed to help ensure that children in primary school know their...

Our New Garden Trim Trail

Year 6 were given the privilege of testing out our new Trim Trail equipment in the garden today and it received a unanimous thumbs up. 'It's quite tricky to get around without falling off or touching the ground, you really have to concentrate on balancing but it's...

A Lenten Liturgy led by Year 3

This week, it was the turn of our Year 3 class to lead a special Lenten Liturgy. As quiet music played, all of our classes followed Year 3 into the hall, hands joined where parents and parish friends had gathered, and the liturgy began with everyone being invited to...

A Garden Liturgy by Year 3

Our Year 3 class held a beautiful liturgy in our school garden focusing on one of our half-termly 'Statements to Live By'. The children planned the whole service from start to finish, choosing readings,prayers & hymns as well as setting up a focal point in front...

Year 6 go Outward Bound

Year 6 spent a fun-filled, action- packed week, before the Easter Holidays, at The Howtown Outward Bound Centre in the Lake District.From the moment they arrived they were set many different challenges, from making up their own beds, to a jog and dip in the lake....


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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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.


Strike Action – Thursday 10th July

Dear Parents/Carers, As you may be aware from the media, one of the main teaching unions, the NUT and several other unions including Unison and the GMB will be taking industrial action in a dispute with the government on Thursday 10th July 2014. The action (a one day...

Celebrating World Cup Activities

As part of our World Cup 2014 celebrations, every class have been organising a series of football related activities (see photos below) Activities included Y3 designing and constructing their own 'blow football' stadium and holding a blow football tournament. They...

African Drumming Workshop for Year 4

As part of their music curriculum, Year 4 recently took part in an African 'Djembe' drumming workshop led by Dr Brendan Renwick. "It was great because everyone got a drum of their own but it also quite hard because you had to really concentrate on listening to the...

Spelling Bee Competition

A team of Year 5 and Year 6 children recently took part in the Gateshead school's Spelling Bee Competition at the Dryden Centre. The children were asked to demonstrate a range of skills and strategies and out of 12 teams, our team finished in a very impressive 2nd...

Athletics Championships at the Riverside 2014

On the evening of Wednesday 25th June, our Athletics Team took part in the annual Chester-Le-Street District Athletics Championships at Chester-Le-Street Riverside. The championships are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, before the...

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