Welcome to St. Joseph's website
St. Joseph's is an all girls voluntary Catholic Secondary School, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1918. It is situated in the centre of Castlebar and is built on the historical grounds of the Lord Lucan estate.
St. Joseph's is under the trusteeship of Ceist and has over 400 pupils attending at present.
We aim to provide a holistic Christian Education in co-operation with teachers, students, parents, management and the community.
St. Joseph's held a very successful 1916 commemoration event. Prizes were sponsored by St Josephs Parents Council. Congratulations to all winners
Best wishes to Caoilinn Gaughan, 1st year, in the Song for ’16 competition in the National Concert Hall on May 15th. Caoilinn wrote & composed her song ‘Éire – Mo Chuisle, Mo Chroí’ and it was was one of only seven of over 150 entries selected for the final. Caoilinn will sing the song herself and will be accompanied on piano by 5th year student Maria Ruddy. We wish her all the best.
Congratulations to TY students Meadhbh Murphy and Laura Grady who represented St. Joseph'sin the National finals of the Eircom Junior Spiders web design competition which was being held in the Hogan stand, Croke Park on Monday 25th April. The girls were shortlisted in two categories of the Tera Spider Award - Best Transition Year Project for their website "Tradbiscuits" and also for "Suiomh is fearr - "Tradbrioscai" the Irish version of the site . Find out all about our popular traditional music, visit the blog to listen to some favourite tunes on the fiddle, concertina, button accordion and Irish Harp, check out lessons near you, plan for upcoming traditional music events, source instrument suppliers and more.
Click here to visit Tradbiscuits and here to visit Tradbrioscai
Best wishes to Transition Years who are participating in the "Awakening" Concert with the other secondary schools in the Tuam diocese which will take place in Breaffy Arena on Thursday 5th May.
Well done to the St. Joseph's Horse riding team - Kiera Conway, Mary-Ann Cresham, Lynn Rochford & Colleen Ralph who came 3rd in the Hanley's Interschools Showjumping competition recently.
Congratulations to TY Art students who attended an opening of their art exhibition which took place in Turlough House, "The Brambles", Cafe. Each student displayed an art piece which they designed based on their chosen artefact. The exhibition was opened by past pupil and artist Joanna Hopkins.
Welcome back to Transition year students and their teachers from their recent trip to Barcelona
Congrats to 5th Year students Erica McMorrow and Ciara Murphy who represented our school at the National Session of the European Youth Parliament in Cork from 19th - 22 March. The delegates discussed many European issues over the weekend through groupwork and debate
St. Joseph's celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge with Lá Ghaelach which took place on Wednesday 15th March at 2.pm. in the school hall
St. Joseph's celebrated Proclamation Day with a flag raising ceremony & reading of the proclamation. Well done to all involved
Congrats and well done to the St. Joseph's Minor Cross Country team who finished 5th in the All-Ireland finals which were held in Sligo recently.
Well done to Maeve Gallagher who was selected for the Irish Cross Country team travelling to Falkirk, Scotland on March 18th.
Well done to St. Joseph's TY "In Focus" team who were awarded Winner for Best Interpretation at Youth for Decent Work Awards 2016. The team members: Laura Grady, Karolina Sacharczuk, Úna Togher, Siúbhán Conlon have won the prize of a workshop with ANU Productions theatre company
Congratulations to Transition Year team - "Beccara Bandini" who are through to the All Ireland final in the popular Junk Kouture competition. We wish them the team: Úna Togher, Niamh McDermott, Anna Coll, Rachel Barrett & Jennifer Morrin the best of luck
St. Joseph's students were proud to accept a national flag in Croke park as part of the Ireland 2016 celebrations
Congratulations to Transition Year teams - "Burnt Blossom", "Corkalicious" & "Beccara Bandini" who were Western Regional finalists in the popular Junk Kouture competition. Like and share our facebook pages and keep voting once every 24 hours, we only have 1 day left please!!"
Well done to our TY students for their excellent performance in St. Gerald's Musical "Little shop of Horrors"
Congratulations to Maeliosa Kyne, Transition Year who has won a trip to Strasbourg on the Graduate.ie Quiz. Well done, Maeliosa
School enrolment evening - Thursday 28th January, 5-8pm. We welcome all 6th class girls and their parents to visit our school, meet our staff and view our facilities. View Prospectus Download Enrolment form
St. Joseph's have recently launched their new Irish Blog - www.naomhiosaef.weebly.com