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St Joseph's Primary School and Nursery Unit, Bessbrook, Newry


Dear Friends

Welcome to our School Website.  

We hope that you enjoy your visit and that as we continue to add updates it will provide a sense of the ethos and nature of life in our school.    

At St. Joseph’s we value and cherish all our children and every member of our school family strives to create an environment where children feel happy, safe and ready to learn. Our staff and Governors are committed to the school and work hard to provide the very best opportunities for all children to develop their learning and individual skills and talents, to see the potential in themselves and to support them in realising that potential. Our children are encouraged to be respectful, caring and hardworking to help support their relationships with others and their lives in the future.

As a Catholic school our ethos centres on nurturing every child’s personal, emotional and spiritual needs and continuing to maintain our close links with home, Parish and the wider community. We endeavour to provide a quality education through a broad and balanced curriculum supported by a wide range of additional activities, which meets the needs of all children and allows them to grow in learning, love and faith.

Frances Hannaway (Principal)

Latest News

27th Apr 2022
Dear Parents.  If you made an application for your child for Nursery or Primary...
10th May 2022
Pictured are the children from St Joseph's who took part in the Newry Musical Feis...
4th May 2022
For the attention of parents with pupils currently in Primary 6. 
4th May 2022
Please find attached poster detailing a free 6 week online programme entitled Sink...

Latest Photographs

Cup, medal and cetificate winners from Newry Feis
Cup, medal and cetificate winners from Newry Feis
Children from P1 - P7 who participated in Newry Feis
Children from P1 - P7 who participated in Newry Feis


Upcoming Events...

Saturday, 21st May 2022
Holy Communion 11.00

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