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.


A Winning Start to Our Sporting Year!

Well done to all of our Cross Country team who competed in the Gateshead School's Cross Country Championship at Watergate Park, Whickham on Tuesday. Our two teams from Y5/6 and Y4 consited of 3 boys and 3 girls from each age group: Y5/6 Team: Molly E, Nikola B, Kate...

MacMillan Cup Cake Coffee Morning 2013

A HUGE thank you to all of those who came to support our annual Coffee Morning in support of MacMillan Cancer. The hall was full of parents, grandparents and children ready to give generously to such an important cause. We would also like to say a very special thank...


Last week all of our classes took part in the Young People's Programme at the British Science Festival hosted by Newcastle University. The visit involved a whole day of scientific fun as the children took part in various workshops and 'hands-on' activities which...

Welcome Back to School!

On Tuesday, a sea of happy, bronzed faces flooded up the ramp and into school for the beginning of another exciting school year here at St Joseph's Juniors. It was wonderful to see everyone back safe and sound after our lovely hot and sunny summer. We would like...


What a great day we had for a visit our whole school visit to the Northumberland coast. The coaches left a very sunny Birtley at 9.15am and we arrived in Craster to find the sun still shining. We walked across the fields (approx. 1.25 miles) to Dunstanburgh Castle and...

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