Sports Leaders’ Training

Seven of our Sports Leaders attended a great event at Gateshead Leisure Centre on Friday. The event was to train some of the leaders to set up a School Sports Organising Crew (SSOC). The team will develop, organise and promote school sport and intra-sport competition....

Football League Update 24.10.19

St Joseph's football team ended the league on a high on Thursday, winning two games and drawing two. The team's consistent effort over the past two months has meant they finished 5th in the league. Points will now be reverted to zero until the next season begins in...

Year 5 Enter a Star Naming Competition!

Year 5 have entered an exciting competition this week, which has given them the opportunity to name an exoplanet and its host star. To celebrate 100 years of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the organisation have launched a competition to give school...

Sewing Club

The Sewing Club introduces children to a variety of sewing activities. They will learn how to do some embroidery using different stitches such as chain, herringbone and feather - to name just a few. They will also learn how to sew buttons onto material and to decorate...

Aldi Sports Kit Stickers Letter

We are collecting Aldi sports kit stickers. We hope to collect 300. Please send any stickers into school and they will be put on our poster. Please see the letter below for more information. [embeddoc...

Years 3 & 4 Warburton’s Workshops

This week, we welcomed staff from Warburton’s into school to share their knowledge of bread making, food and healthy eating. These practical, fun and informative sessions were designed to teach our children the importance of a balanced diet, hygiene and safety, food...

Macmilian Coffee Afternoon 2019

A HUGE THANK YOU ... to all of our very generous children, parents and carers and parishioners who came along last Friday afternoon to our annual Macmillan coffee and cake fundraiser. Our School Councillors had set up a lovely display of homemade cakes and biscuits in...

Football League Update

The team returned to St Benet's for Thursday's fixture where, due to a school not attending, we only had to play three games. Some difficult matches were played which meant we drew one and lost two, but the team showed improvements each game. We were mostly on the...

Our School Council 2019-2020

Elections took place recently to appoint the members of our school council for the coming academic year. All of the candidates were given a chance to explain to their class how they were qualified and why they would be a good choice in this important and strategic...


Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School.

St. 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.

Rebecca Nutton – Acting Head Teacher



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Attendance Points (Autumn Term 2019)

Key: 2pts – class attendance over 96%, 4pts – highest weekly class attendance, 6pts – 100% class attendance

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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...

Another Sporting Success! (This time it’s cricket).

CONGRATULATIONS and WELL DONE to our Y5 Kwik Cricket team who recently won the Gateshead Schools Kwik Cricket competition at Gateshead Fell CC. The team, coached by Mr Shields, won every one of their 6 matches and scored an impressive number of runs. Mr Shields said,...


This year the weather was perfect for the whole school sports day. Lots of our parents/carers turned up to watch an afternoon of sports and fun (see photographs below). Events included: obstacle race,  sitting throw, the traditional 'egg and spoon', a team ball pass...

Y6 Triumph at Tri-Golf Tournament.

There seems to be no end to our winning lately! A team made up of Year 5 and Year 6 children recently took part in the Gateshead Schools Tri-Golf Tournament at Kingsmeadow School and both our A Team and B Team finished highest up the leader board. Team A came first...

Y4 Tennis Champions!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Y4 Tennis Team who came first in the Gateshead School's Mini Tennis competition this week held at Cardinal Hume Secondary School. The team were chosen, following coaching sessions for the whole class, based on skill and attitude - though...

Derwent Walk ‘Bike It’ Ride.

What a fabulous afternoon we had for a cycle ride along the Derwent Walk. Mrs Davies, Mrs McDermott and Ben, our 'Bike it' officer took a group of 16 Y6 children for an afternoon of cycling fun along the tracks of the Derwent Walk. "It was great to be cycling through...


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