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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

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...
 
 
 
 
21st Jun 2024
P.5 enjoyed a fantastic day out at W5 recently for their end of year school trip....
 
 
 
 
 

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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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Good luck boys….
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#WakeUpWednesday
Lots of familiar faces from St Joseph’s. It looks like a great day was had by all!
Excitement is building here in St Joseph's for tonight's quiz!! Don't worry if you haven't got tickets yet, you can pay at the door!! Admission is £3 per adult and £1 per child. We have some AMAZING raffle prizes, so it is a night not to be missed. Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight at 7pm!
Good luck to all our P7 pupils who are heading to St Paul’s today for Transition Day. We wish them all the very best as they begin the next part of their journey in St Paul’s!
Today’s raffle prize post doubled with two additional prizes for our family quiz tomorrow night (Wednesday 19th June). Millbrook Café has kindly donated a voucher... I sense a family day out for lunch! Next up is a hair voucher from Leanne Moore for one lucky winner. Someone is going to be rocking a new hairstyle very soon! Mooreheads have also kindly donated a £25 voucher for their shop. I’m sure some of the adults will make use of this one! Last but not least, Infinity Swim has donated a £50 voucher for their facilities. There’ll be some very excited boys and girls for this! A huge thank you to MillbrookCafe Bessbrook, Hair By Leanne_L, W. Moorehead and Aoiffe McCourt Lynch from infinity Swim Academy for their very kind donations. *Please note raffle winners can choose from one of our many prizes on the night*
The next raffle prize for our family quiz on Wednesday 19th June is a £25 voucher for one lucky family to avail of a tasty meal from La Dolce Vita, Camlough. This will be handy some evening to give the cook a break! #kitchensclosed Next up is a bespoke facial with Tara Doran Makeup & Skin for one lucky winner. What a relaxing experience for someone! A huge thank you to La Dolce Vita Pizza Take-away and Tara Doran Make Up for their very kind donations. *Please note raffle winners can choose from one of our many prizes on the night*
The prizes for our family quiz this Wednesday 19th June just keep coming… next up is a voucher for a session in The Sensory Xperience, Armagh. What a fun opportunity for one of our children to use this multi-sensory environment! Café Mon Abri has also kindly donated a voucher for £40, one for the family to enjoy! ☕️ A huge thank you to The Sensory Xperience and Blaine from cafemonabri for your kind donations. *Please note raffle winners can choose from one of our many prizes on the night*

Upcoming Events...

Friday, 28th June 2024
Summer Close 11.00am