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....

Congratulations to Mrs Nutton!

On behalf of the whole school community, staff, pupils, parents and governors, I would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs Nutton (formally Miss Allon), our wonderful Year 3 teacher and Deputy Head, on the occasion of her marriage in the Easter holidays. Lots of the...

Creating Our Own Paschal Candles

A huge thank you to Mrs Lappin, our Chair of Governors, who came into school to teach a lesson all about religious signs and symbols used in our church, particularly around Easter time. The lesson also involved the children in designing and then painting their own...

The Greatest Show!

Congratulations to all of our wonderful dancers who took part in the 10th Anniversary Celebrations of the Gateshead Schools Dance Festival this year. Their routine, choreographed by the wonderful Miss Tingate our PE coach from Grass Roots Sports Coaching, was based on...

A Cinema Treat for Y3

As a reward for winning last terms attendance competition, Year 3 visited the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle and had the whole screening theatre to themselves! With tasty treats to munch on they watched a film called The Secret Life of Pets. 'It was great, I loved the...

Our Annual Egg Decorating Competition

As usual, our Spring Term ended with a traditional Easter Egg Hunt around the school grounds, an afternoon of Easter crafts and an Egg Decorating Competition, and as you can see from the photographs below there were a variety of colourful and imaginative designs!...

Stations of the Cross Liturgy

We finished our Spring Term with a liturgy of our own version of the Stations of the Cross. Please see below the PowerPoint that was used at our service. The beautiful images were produced by some of our budding artists. During the liturgy, the liturgical dance group...

The Spring Fling 2019

Our School Council organised a hugely popular ‘Spring Fling’ disco this term to raise money for school funds. After selling tickets, plus a tuck shop, the amount raised was £150.00. Mrs McDermott (who also attended the disco and 'showed-off' her fantastic flossing...

WELCOME

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 GREAT WORLD BOOK DAY SWAP!

To celebrate World Book Day 2013, the whole school were involved in a day of swaps! We swapped uniforms for costumes - all of the children came as a variety of book characters (though we did have several 'Dorothy's' from the Wizard of Oz and a couple of Where's...

‘Around the World’ Musical Workshop

The whole school enjoyed a 'Whirlwind Tour of the World' in a very lively musical workshop led by the Gateshead Music Service. They visited lots of different countries and learnt a song from each one, which they then played along to using a variety of different...

Cooking4Life – Healthy Burgers!

The children from our Year 4 class enjoyed becoming chefs for the morning as they learnt how to cook their own healthy food under the watchful eye of Nick the master chef! On the menu were homemade burgers (using lean mince and vegetables), onion bahjis and a spicy...

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