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Past Pupil News 🎓

Congratulations to our past pupil Jerico Nepomuceno who graduated yesterday from the University of Nottingham with a Masters in Sports and Exercise. 👨‍🎓 Jerico is planning to get into a Strength and Conditioning Coach role with a premier league team, and he is also representing the University of Nottingham for Great Britain in France in February for powerlifting. Well done Jerico 👏

Sporting News 🏀

Well done to our Year 8 Basketball Team who represented St Joseph’s today at a Basketball Blitz in St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook. In their last game against Newtownhamilton High School the boys fought hard for the Plate which they lost 7-6 to a last minute three point shot. Thanks to Mr Fox who takes the training and accompanied the boys today. Well done boys 🏀

Antrim Boxing Champion

Congratulations to our Year 8 pupil Dylan Gray who was crowned the Age 11 Antrim Boxing Champion 🥊😊👏 Well done Dylan

SVDP

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal. All our hampers were packed and wrapped to be distributed by SVDP to local families. Well done everyone 🌲🎅

SVDP Appeal

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal. All our hampers were packed and wrapped to be distributed by SVDP to local families.

GCSE Prize Giving Ceremony

St Joseph’s GCSE Prize Giving Ceremony was held on Thursday 5th December 2019. The Class of 2014 – 2019 were welcomed back to celebrate their outstanding GCSE results and achievements. The two guest speakers for the ceremony were past pupil and former Principal of St Joseph’s Mr Hugh Mallon, and past pupil and World Iron Man Competitor, and Guinness Book World Record Breaker 2019, Mr Declan Loy. Mr Mallon spoke fondly of the students remembering them as Year 8 pupils and congratulated them on their results and all their achievements throughout their five years in St Joseph’s. He quoted from Mr Nelson Mandela ‘It always seems impossible until it is done.’ He emphasised that he himself was pr

Act of Kindness

St Joseph’s staff and pupils from the Learning Support Centre visited the Children’s Ward at Daisy Hill Hospital on Thursday 5th December to spread some Christmas cheer. Our pupils chatted to the children and give everyone a Christmas present. This event was organised by Mr Killian McEvoy and he would like to thank the staff of the Paediatric Ward for making everyone so welcome. Well done to everyone involved, especially our little elf Daniel. 🎅🌲

Science Department

As part of the Year 9 Healthy Living unit in Science, the year 9 classes have been learning practically through model making in science class. All of those left over plastic bottles from home have been recycled into working models that demonstrate how the human lungs work with some great results. Well done boys.

Tayto Factory - Asdan Trip

On Monday 2nd December, students and staff from LSCPC and LSCSQ enjoyed a trip to Tayto Castle. This was a great opportunity to learn about the background of the business and the manufacturing processes involved in the production of their products. Thanks to Mr Tayto for the visit and the delicious samples!

Santa Brunch

Thank you to everyone involved in last Sunday’s (1st December) successful event in St Joseph’s. Thank you to staff, pupils, friends, family and the wider community, and of course, Santa Claus. 🎅 The funds raised today will go towards School Funds and ‘Newry Helping the Homeless’ charity. Thank you all 😀

GAA News

Our Year 8 boys Gaelic Footballers had their first Year 8 Ulster Schools Regional Development Blitz today. Our own St Joseph's school pitch was the venue and we hosted St Mark's Warrenpoint, St Louis Kilkeel, and St Joseph's Crossmaglen in what were all brilliant games played in the spirit and reverence that the games deserve. The new format was 9 aside two touch football on smaller pitches and it was fantastic to see our young lads displaying all the skills of the game but most importantly maximising participation levels and enjoyment was the focus of the day. 🇧🇬🇧🇬 Mr Poacher

Religion Department

The RE department has initiated a series of liturgical events in preparation for Advent and the forthcoming Christmas celebrations. Pupils will be using religious reflections, readings, drama and art to highlight and experience this spirituality rewarding time of the year. Mr Fearon

Careers Department

Our Year 10 & Year 12 pupils attended an Education to Employment event Thursday 28th November in Omniplex Newry. A great event which the boys thoroughly enjoyed, especially the appearance from local celebrity ‘TaxiJo.’ Thanks to Maeve McParland and WIN for facilitating the event and Omniplex Newry for the venue. Mr Rice

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