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Under 12 Co Down NI Team

Year 8 student Rory O’Connor had a fantastic time in France last weekend as part of the Under 12 Co Down Northern Ireland team. Looks like he had a lot of fun! Well done Rory ⚽️ 👏

Music Success 🎸🎶

Congratulations to Year 11 Music students Eoghan Henry & Matas Valaitis who both successfully passed their guitar exams. Eoghan achieved a DISTINCTION in his Grade 1 and Matas achieved a MERIT in his Grade 2. Eoghan accepts both awards as Matas is camera shy. ☺️ Thanks to our guitar tutor Mr Mickey Murphy for preparing the boys for their exam. 🎶🎸

Thank you Sean Smith

Thank you to Mr Sean Smith, father of our Head Boy, for baking this beautiful cake for our staff to say thank you for all the support and guidance given to Euan over the last 5 years. 😊 Euan sat his last GCSE exam this morning and now has officially finished St Joseph’s. He was a wonderful Head Boy and a roll model to every boy in the school.

Music Student of the Year 2019

Congratulations to Year 8 student Nathan Hoang who was crowned Key Stage 3 Music Student of the Year 2019. Head of Music Mrs Byrne chose Nathan for this award due to his contribution to the Music Department, musicianship and achievements throughout the school year. Well done Nathan 🎶🏆🎹🎷🎶😊👏👏👏

Attendance Records

Pictured below are some of our students who achieved 100% Attendance in May 2019. Well done boys. 😊 Every Day Counts!

Jamming in June

🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶 Tuesday evening 11th June, we held our annual musical evening 'Jamming in June' . This fantastic celebration of music in our school showcased the passion and talent of our young people for music and performance. From brass and woodwind to Rock and song, it was an evening of variety and collaboration. Special thanks to our talented students and their families who attended the event. You are at the heart of our school and your consistent support for our wonderful music department ensures our place in the top 10 music departments in Northern Ireland. We hope you enjoyed the show!

British Trampoline Championships

We are very proud of this young man who was competing in the British Trampoline Championships in Birmingham at the weekend. Year 8 pupil Jamie Carlon performed brilliantly and although he was not placed in the top 3 he did himself proud in a very competitive competition against 13+ men participants. Congratulations Jamie in your brilliant efforts 👏👏👏👏

Staff training - Pupil Study Day

Monday 10th June 2019 is a staff day and pupils are off school to spend time preparing for their summer examinations which begin on Wednesday 12th June. Pupils should spend time at home revising for these exams so they are fully prepared! Revision is temporary, Results are forever!

Primary School Gaelic Blitz

Today we hosted our Primary School GAA Blitz, and what a day it turned out to be ☀️ ☀️ There was some great football played by all schools but there could only be two winners. St. Colman’s, Saval won the Pat McParland Cup & St. Patrick’s Meadow won the Fearghal Rodgers’s Shield competition. Congratulations also go to our Player of the Tournament, Daire Murphy from St. Colman’s PS, Saval. Thanks also to Down player Kevin McKernan who helped out with our presentations today. Also we have photographs of our feeder school teams & teachers who took part in today’s blitz. Well done everyone Mr Rodgers & Mr Brady PE Department

Congratulations James

Congratulations to our past pupil James McKevitt who is now a fully qualified teacher 👨‍🏫. Congratulations James

Base Trip

Well done to all our pupils who attended the residential outdoor pursuits trip. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the range of fun activities whilst developing their team work and social skills. Special mention to Corey Kearns a budding mountain climber in the making! Thanks to all at Cloughmor Extreme Adventures for making the trip so memorable. Mrs Muckian, Mrs Quinn, Mr McGreevy & Mrs McKevitt

Base Trip

A brilliant first day in Cloughmor Extreme Adventure Centre. Pupils had a great time out on the lough canoeing and on the night walk to The Big Stone. Just finished breakfast and getting ready for another fun filled day - Rock climbing, abseiling and archery!

Past Pupil Success🥊

Past Pupil Success🥊 Congratulations our past pupil Kane Tucker. He has been selected for the Irish Mens Elite International Squad. He will compete against the Dutch National Team. This achievement means that Kane will now have competed for Ireland at every level from schoolboy to elite. 🥊🏅


Thursday 6th June 2019 Due to the recent poor weather having an effect on the school pitch it has been decided to CANCEL our Activity/Sports Day on Thursday 6th June. Therefore is will be a normal school day and pupils asked to pack their school bags for Thursdays timetable and wear their full school uniform. Apologies and thank you for your understanding. 😊

Science Investigation 🍳

Science Investigation 🍳 The pupils in 8GB were investigating and experimenting how to make contraptions that will protect an egg from breaking when dropped. We will let you know how many eggs survived after the drop tomorrow! 🥚

Sentinus - Robotics Workshop

Our Year 10 pupils enjoyed the Sentinus - Robotics Road Show last Friday. The boys were working together & learning to write their own programmes to enable their robot to carry out its tasks. Thanks to Mr Kevin McClorey of Sentinus for a brilliant day!

Work Experience Week 2019

Monday 3rd June - Friday 7th June Our Year 11’s have started their work experience in a variety of local businesses around the local area. It’s a great opportunity for our boys to experience the World of Work. Thanks to the local businesses giving the boys this opportunity. Mr. Rice Careers Department

Year 8 Class Rewarded

Class 8CT, who were the class to raise the most money for our Charity Spinathon Event, received a reward today. A movie afternoon and Domino’s Pizza. Well done boys. Mr. Rice and Mr. Gallagher

St Joseph’s making headlines in the Irish News ..... get your copy today!

The Irish News sent a lovely email today to our Head of English. Dear Mrs Brannigan Thanks to you and everyone from St. Joseph’s HS for coming to visit us yesterday at The Irish News. It was a pleasure to meet you all and a very enjoyable day. I hope the boys also enjoyed their day and learnt lots to take back to everyone at school! Best wishes and many thanks, Irish News

Congratulations to our students on their Graduation Day 👨🎓

NM&DDC Chair Charlie Casey presents young people on the Work4UPlus2 programme their Awards and completed portfolios on their Graduation Day. Young people on the Newry & Mourne Enterprise Agencies, Work4Uplus2 programme (funded by the BIG lottery Community Fund) celebrated their achievements during a recent graduation and activity day at Formula Karting. Pauline Coghlan, Work4Uplus2 programme manager, said: “It’s was a very successful event, the young people were presented with their portfolios containing details of their achievements, with many of the young people gaining qualifications in ICT Level 1, Emergency First Aid, Food Safety in catering, The Hour of Code and many others. We had


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