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'To Be You'

What does that really mean, 'to be you?' Recently I shared my thoughts to a group of Year 9 pupils in Newry... 'Remember this, you are all human yet there will never be another YOU... Every single one of you are Unique. YOU have your own voice, your own body, your own skin, your own talents, your own skills, your own goals, your own mind, you have your own life to live...for you... Express how you FEEL and never be ashamed to do so. Whatever your friends are doing it doesn't mean that you need to copy them, stand out and Be You. Here was their response when I asked, 'Who is ready to be themselves?' James ‘Passing Through’

Music Department

Our Year 9 String Ensemble have made a great start this term. Everyone is progressing well 🎶🎻

Super You

Our Year 9’s attended a ‘Super You’ session on Friday 27th September. James from ‘Super You’ delivered a great message to our pupils about motivation and their ability to achieve whatever they want. Many thanks to James for the talk.

Music Success

Congratulations to Year 12 pupils Eoghan Henry and Steven Kelly who both passed their Grade 3 Violin exam from the summer session. 🎶👏 Thank you to Mrs Brien who prepared the boys for their exam. 😊

Music Success

Congratulations to Year 9 pupils Don Farrell and Nathan Hoang who both passed their Grade 1 Saxophone 🎷 exam from the summer session. Don achieved a PASS and Nathan achieved a DISTINCTION. 🎶👏 Thank you to Mr Jarlath Mulholland who prepared the boys for their exam. 😊

U13 Soccer RESULT ⚽️

A great start to our Under 13 soccer campaign with a 4-2 victory against Newbridge Integrated College today. Goals on the day from James O’Hanlon ⚽️ Rossa Murphy ⚽️ & Matthew McLoughlin ⚽️

1957/1958 School Build

Thank you to our friends and the Newry community for helping us gather the names of the men that built our school in 1957/1958. We are still missing 3 names and if anyone is able to fill the gaps please let us know. Front Row L-R 1. Peter Grant - Brick Layer 2. Peter O’Hare - Joiner 3. Cyril Morgan - Apprentice Joiner 4. ? 5. Micky Grant - Scaffolder 6. Bert McGuigan - Joiner 7. Des McGuigan - Joiner 8. ? 9. Sean Kane 10. Tom Fearon Middle Row L-R Eddie McParland Back Row L-R 1. Eddie McAteer - Labourer 2. Mick Hillen - Labourer 3. Jack Magee - JCB Driver 4. Joe McCabe - Bricklayer 5. Robbie Campbell - Bricklayer 6. Johnny Gill - Labourer 7. William Joyce - Timekeeper 8. John McKeown - Joi

Pathways Adventure Activities

Our Year 8’s had a fantastic day today team building with the Year 8 students from Tandragee Junior High School. This was the second day both schools have come together to build on our team building skills and friendships. This initiative is funded by the ‘Together Building a United Community Project’. Thank you to the Pathways Adventure Activities for facilitating today’s event. The fantastic weather also added to a wonderful day. 🌞 Congratulations to Group 11 who were the overall winners and received a medal.

Music Department

We found a little gem today in a Year 8 Music class 🎶Year 8 Conall McMillan performed this morning for his class mates on the banjo ‘Shoo the Donkey’. The music department is looking forward to this young mans musical journey over the next 5 Years 🎶😊 #MrsByrneexcited#

Religion Department

This week the Key Stage 3 classes have been taking part in prayer and reflection services in the school oratory. 🙏

Year 8 Parents

YEAR 8 PARENTS Dear Parents/Guardians Our Year 8 pupils will be taking part in their second engagement activity with Tandragee Junior High School on Friday 20th September. The first event was a great success and that was largely down to the excellent behaviour of the pupils. All Year 8 pupils will be on the school pitch all day, taking part in group sessions organised by Pathways Adventure Activities. All pupils will have lunch provided free of charge. At this point in time we are getting mixed reports regarding the weather therefore we would ask that all pupils attend school with a change of clothes, sun cream and bottled water. So that pupils can be easily identified we are asking our pupi

Half Day - Wednesday 25th September

Wednesday 25th September 2019 To facilitate the Year 12 Parent Teacher Meeting and keeping in-line with the teachers Unions industrial action, our pupils in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 will have a half day. School will finish at 12.05pm. The canteen will be open as normal for lunch. Year 12 pupils are asked to remain in school and attend the PTM. All pupils are asked to be in school on Wednesday morning as normal. We ask that parents send their son/sons to school for the half day. MISS SCHOOL MISS OUT!

Year 12 Parent Teacher Meeting

Wednesday 25th September 2019 The Year 12 Parent Teacher Meeting will take place on Wednesday from 12.40pm - 3.00pm. Year 12 pupils are asked to attend this meeting with their parents to discuss their progress. Only 7 months until the GCSE examinations 🤭

Down GAA - St Joseph’s Boys’ High School

One of the best Coach Education line ups ahead in Down GAA school on Saturday November 16th! A superb line up of top class Coaching Experience ready to offer you a wonderful morning of learning!

New Member of Staff

Today we welcomed a new member of staff to St Joseph’s, Mr Steven Poacher

Gideon Society

Members of the Gideon Society made their annual visit to the Year 8 Assembly this morning. All Year 8 students were kindly given New Testaments. Pictured below is the Representatives from the Gideon Bible Association and year 8 pupils after this morning's presentation (along with Mrs Una McCourt of the Pioneer Association...) Mr Fearon Head of Religion

Music Success 🎶

Congratulations to Year 9 Ryan Byrne who passed his Grade 2 Rock & Pop Guitar exam with a MERIT, in the summer examinations session. Ryan is taught Guitar by Peter Jennings. 🎶🎸🎶👏 Congratulations to Year 11 Music student Padraig Hurley was back today at his drum kit lessons with Mr Downey beginning his Grade 2 repertoire. He also received his certificate for passing his Grade 1 exam with a MERIT from the summer examinations! 🎶🥁🎶👏 Well done to the both of you and your tutors 😊🎶


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