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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 new 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

19th Nov 2021
This is a lovely resource to use at home as a family in the run up to Christmas. ...
15th Nov 2021
St. Joseph's families and staff donated an amazing 71 boxes for the Samaritan's Purse...
19th Nov 2021
P1 sang a song, 'One Kid Word' to mark Anti-bullying Week.
5th Nov 2021
Ádh mór oraibh. All of St. Joseph’s wish Craobh Rua Hurling Club...

Latest Photographs

Sylvia receiving a presentation from Mrs Theresa Cranney.
Sylvia receiving a presentation from Mrs Theresa Cranney.
Mrs Phillips recieving a presentation from Mrs Cecilia Creaney
Mrs Phillips recieving a presentation from Mrs Cecilia Creaney


Upcoming Events...

Friday, 3rd December 2021
School Closed
Friday, 10th December 2021
Christmas Dinner ((Check finishing times on DOJO))
Friday, 1st April 2022
Saturday, 21st May 2022
Holy Communion

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