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An archive of our school news posts.

Police Visit

Year 1 had a special visit from 2 policemen from Northumbria Police who kindly came to give them a talk and also let the children have a sit in their police car. The children had a great time and were so excited.

Important Dates

Wednesday 24th January – Year 6 Liturgy, Year 6 families welcome from 9:00am in the school hall Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th April – Year 4 Holy Island Residential Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th May – Year 5 Weardale Adventure Centre Residential Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th June – Year 6 Youth Ministry Trust Residential

Year 3 Attendance Reward Trip

Year 3 had the best attendance as a class for the Autumn Term 2023. As a reward they got to go to McDonald’s for their lunch and visit the Discovery Museum where they did a workshop on Light and Shadow.

Admissions September 2024

The closing date for applications for our September 2024 Reception Class is 15 January 2024. Applications must be made on the Gateshead Council’s common application form (CAF)

Children in Need

The children raised money for Children in Need by having a non uniform day and Beat the Tiger, children enjoyed taking shots against the tiger in goal (Mr Naughton). Thank you to everyone for their donations.

Important Dates

Up coming events at St Joseph’s. Here are a list of some important dates: Wednesday 24th January – Year 6 Liturgy, Year 6 families welcome from 9:00am in the school hall Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th April – Year 4 Holy Island Residential Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th May – Year 5 Weardale Adventure Centre […]

Breakfast Club

This week in breakfast club the children have been busy exploring a variety of activities that breakfast club offers. Activities including board games, table tennis, skittles, colouring, and so much more. The children have come up with more ideas what they would like in their club and have made a timetable of activities that will […]

Travelwise Week

A huge effort was made by everyone to take part in the activities for Travelwise Week. So many people took part and travelled by foot, bike or scooter. The blinging up your bikes and scooters was fabulous, the travel breakfast went really well and the street name search showed how observant you are on your […]

New Reception Class

What a fantastic start Reception have had to St Joseph’s. The boys and girls have settled in seamlessly and have enjoyed exploring their new classroom and making lots of new friends. We are busy learning each other’s names and finding out about each other and we were especially excited to meet our Year 6 special […]

Year 4 Holy Communion

On Saturday 10th June we had the pleasure of supporting twenty Year four children at St Joseph’s Church as they made their First Holy Communion. The service was magnificent, and I can’t thank Fr Adrian, Deacon Martin, our church catechist, Mrs Douglas and staff for preparing the children so well throughout the year. It was […]

Freddie’s New Wheels

It was wonderful to see Freddie finally take delivery of his new multi-terrain wheelchair. Freddie has worked hard practising over half term and now is a competent driver. Freddie has reached all areas of the school grounds and is excited for his forthcoming beach trip with his class and friends in July. Many thanks to […]

The Extraordinary Gardener

Reception have enjoyed learning about growth and new life through our focus text, ‘The Extraordinary Gardener’.  We have planted seeds, choosing which type of plant or flower we want to grow, hunted for caterpillars which are now growing rapidly in Reception and created an extraordinary world on a home-made skyscraper like those in our focus […]

World Book Day

On 2nd March was World Book Day. Children dressed as their favourite book character, pyjamas or their comfy reading clothes and enjoyed some world book day fun. Lots of fun, exciting stories and activities.

London Visit

On 7th March we had an early start as our School Council boarded an early morning train to London. Ten children and six staff journeyed to London to visit Parliament. Our elected council joined Liz Twist for a private workshop on ‘making laws’ and really made an impact. The children were able to sit and […]

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