Monkton Cross Country Run

Last Saturday children from all over the borough took part in the Monkton Cross Country Run. Daniel from Year 5 and Matthew from Year 6 represented our school. Both boys ran really well and Matthew came 3rd in his age-group.

Well done boys!


Praying the Rosary in October

May and October are the months when Catholics try to pray more often to Our Lady, Mary the Mother of Jesus. This year, October is very special as the church celebrates the centenary of the apparitions in Fatima, Portugal.

A hundred years ago, in 1917, Our Lady appeared to three peasant children in Fatima. Just as Mary asked those three children to say the Rosary, we are inviting our children at St. Joseph’s to join us in praying one decade of the Rosary. We have a class set of Rosary Beads, which will be passed around the school each day. So each class will have the opportunity to pray one decade of the Rosary.

This is part of a Worldwide Rosary Challenge to have as many children as possible praying the Rosary every day in October, just as the children of Fatima did a hundred years ago. We will begin praying the Rosary this week.

Our Lady of Fatima

Pray for us.

Football League

The Autumn League started last Thursday. Unfortunately we lost both of our games 0-1. The results have not disheartened the team, the boys are really looking forward to this week’s games.

Keep working hard boys!

Great North Runners!

A huge well done to all of this year’s Great North Run competitors. We are proud to say that we had every class represented from Nursery through to Year Six!

Mrs Seagrove and Mr Baulf also took part. The way they came in on Monday you would think they had just had a walk in the park and not competed in a half-marathon. Amazing!

Happy New School Year

School re-opens at 8:55 this morning.

We hope you are all looking forward to the new school year as much as we are.

We’re sure all of your parents can’t wait for the doors to open!