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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 Oct 2021
As part of Book Week NI an author called Lucinda Jacob visited P5 and P5/6 classes....
11th Oct 2021
Dear Parents1. Halloween WalkOur Annual Halloween Sponsored Walk to raise money for...
28th Sep 2021

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Upcoming Events...

Wednesday, 20th October 2021
Staff Presentation/ Final Date for return of Halloween Sponsor Cards and monies
Thursday, 21st October 2021
Halloween Walk
Friday, 22nd October 2021
Close at 1.30
Monday, 8th November 2021
1.30 Finish to accommodate Phone Meetings with Parents
Tuesday, 9th November 2021
1.30 Finish to accommodate Phone Meetings with Parents
Thursday, 11th November 2021
Final Date for return of Shoeboxes for Samaritan's Purse
Tuesday, 16th November 2021
School Photographer 16th and 17th November
Saturday, 21st May 2022
Holy Communion

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