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

Welcome

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 Jun 2024
Family Quiz  Last Wednesday Miss Smith hosted a family quiz for the whole school...
 
 
 
 
21st Jun 2024
Primary 5 boys and girls had a brilliant day at our fun day last week, participating...
 
 
 
 
21st Jun 2024
Key Stage Two classes recently enjoyed a morning of Bingo with Miss Smith. A first...
 
 
 
 
 

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Grace Gillan - P6 Sisters of Mercy Endeavour Award, pictured with her teachers Miss Niamh McArdle and Mr Michael Doran and her mum, Rachel.
Grace Gillan - P6 Sisters of Mercy Endeavour Award, pictured with her teachers Miss Niamh McArdle and Mr Michael Doran and her mum, Rachel.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moyagh Doran - Sheila McArdle P7 Leaver of the Year Award, pictured with Miss Niamh McArdle and her teacher Mr Paul Traynor.
Moyagh Doran - Sheila McArdle P7 Leaver of the Year Award, pictured with Miss Niamh McArdle and her teacher Mr Paul Traynor.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aoife Connolly - Sr Finbarr End of Key Stage 1 Award, pictured with her teacher, Mrs Sharon Larkin.
Aoife Connolly - Sr Finbarr End of Key Stage 1 Award, pictured with her teacher, Mrs Sharon Larkin.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emma Boyle - Kathleen Murray LSC Award, pictured with her teacher Mrs Aine McNally.
Emma Boyle - Kathleen Murray LSC Award, pictured with her teacher Mrs Aine McNally.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lily McVerry-Brown - P7 Endeavour Award, pictured with her teacher Mr Philip McGovern.
Lily McVerry-Brown - P7 Endeavour Award, pictured with her teacher Mr Philip McGovern.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harry McCabe - P5 Jessica Friendship Award, pictured with his mum, Ann, classroom assistants Cecilia Creaney and Ciara McFadden and his teacher, Mrs Fionnuala Hadden.
Harry McCabe - P5 Jessica Friendship Award, pictured with his mum, Ann, classroom assistants Cecilia Creaney and Ciara McFadden and his teacher, Mrs Fionnuala Hadden.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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All in St Joseph’s PS wish our past pupil Greg McCabe and all his team mates the very best in Sunday’s All-Ireland Football Final! Ádh mór Greg agus Ard Mhacha abú! 🟠⚪️
#WakeUpWednesday
UP ARMAGH Congratulations to Greg McCabe (past pupil) and the Armagh Senior Football Team on their magnificent journey in the Championship and their performance in the All Ireland Semi-final. We wish them all the best for the final and know they can bring the Sam Maguire back to Armagh. Greg, Shea Loughran (Minors) Charlotte Havern (Armagh Under-16 All-Ireland winner), Caroline O’Hanol (Armagh Senior Ladoes) and all our local club and County players are a huge inspiration to us all. They have brought great colour, pride and celebrations to our county. Well done
Congratulations to Charlotte, part of the Armagh Under-16 All-Ireland Ladies Winning team today!!
Armagh Ladies take on Waterford in the Ladies Gaelic Football Under-16 All Ireland Final tomorrow in Kinnegad. We wish our past pupil, Charlotte Havern all the very best as she lines out for the team!

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