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St. Joseph's Secondary School News
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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.
Good luck to U-19 Basketball team - Playing in All Ireland semi final Wednesday Feb 3rd @ 2 pm. St. Joseph's v Loreto Crumlin
Best of luck to our TY students who are partaking in St. Gerald's Musical "Little shop of Horrors"
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
Congratulations to Maeliosa Kyne, Transition Year who has won a trip to Strasbourg on the Graduate.ie Quiz. Well done, Maeliosa
All Ireland playoffs - Carrick on Shannon v St. Joseph's
30 v 39, St. Joseph's v Ulidia integrated college, Antrim 55 V 37
Good luck to Transition Year students who are busy designing costumes for the popular Junk Kouture competition, entry deadline is 27th January
Mock examinations for Junior & Leaving Cert students commence on February 4th. Best of luck to all our students in their preparation for their exams
The U14 Gaelic team played their last match of the year in Swinford. They got off to a slow start and were 9 points down at half-time. The team got stuck into the second half and were level coming into the last 5 minutes. A goal from Swinford was followed quickly by a point from St Josephs. The girls won what turned out to be the last kick out of the game and after some good passing from the forwards. Alanna Scott had a shot at goal which she promptly put into the back of the net. It was a thrilling match and the girls showed great fighting spirit to beat Swinford by 2 points. The girls have a semi-final to look forward to in the New Year
Sacrament of reconciliation (9.10-1.00pm) (in Hall) - Wednesday 16th December
Multicultural Action Day - 9.30 -12.30pm - Thursday 17th December
Club Gaelach,Cóisir Nollag - An Chéad Bhliain agus An Dara Bliain
Am Lóin Céadaoin16ú/12 1:10pm go dtí 2:35pm
St. Joseph's Christmas Carol service - Thursday 17th December 2.45-3.45pm
1st year Mentor party - Friday 18th December 11.15 - 1 and Movie afternoon in aid of Lourdes from 2-4pm. Lunch time Charity Concert 1.00 – 2.00pm (Boyband: Brave Giant.)
Congratulations to Transition year students on an excellent performance of the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast, "A Tale as Old as Time" which was staged on Wed & Thurs 18th & 19th November in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar . read more View poster
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St. Joseph's wish to acknowledge all contributions towards our school musical from our generous sponsors, View list of sponsors
Congratulations to the U19 basketball team who were crowned West Regional Champions last Friday. The defeated St.Nathy's in the semi final in overtime and Claremorris in the final also in over time with a final score of 34-32. The are now through to the all Ireland quarter finals playoffs. Good luck!
The U16 basketball team lost in the semi final by a narrow margin 21-19.
St Joseph's U14 Gaelic team update - The U14 Gaelic team had another great victory over Foxford on Wednesday. This is the teams third win in a row and they will now face Swinford in January. Read more
The U16 team have a match next Monday the 23rd in Swinford, this is their final match of the year. Best of luck girls!
Congratulations to Sinead Sweeney and Poleda Cullen O'Brien who came second in the 11-13 years and 14-17 years Categories respectively in the Credit Union art competition. A prize giving ceremony is taking in Lough Lannagh Village on Thursday 12th November at 6.oopm
Congratulations to the Home Economics Department and TY students on the amazing Bake Sale held in Rua, Spencer St., on Sunday 8th November 2015. The event was a complete sell out. Thanks to all who supported and a special thanks to Aran and Colleen McMahon at Rua
St. Joseph's have recently launched their new Irish Blog - www.naomhiosaef.weebly.com
Congratulations to the Camogie team who won the Mayo Secondary Schools Blitz in McHale Park The team won the final of the shield competition
All 1st Yr students attended the musical "Grease" in Claremorris on Tuesday 20th October
St. Joseph's was honoured to have a recent visit by Hurling legend Henry Shefflin! All students were given the opportunity to listen to his superb achievements - 10 All Ireland medals
Transition trip to Killary will take place on 12th, 13th & 14th October
A very successful 1st year GAA blitz was held in Foxford on Thursday 24th September. A great fun day out was had by all!
Congratulations to TY students on their excellent Junior Cert results, well done girls!
St. Joseph's have been awarded a Dept. of Education certificate for promoting positive mental health and have been chosen as an Ambassador for Cycle for Suicide, well done to all involved.
Congratulations to Maeve Gallagher (2D) who won the All Ireland Under 14 girls Cycling Championships in Westport. The event was run over 2 days 29th/30th August. Well done Maeve
The following are the arrangements for opening of the school for August /September 2015:
1st Years Friday 9.00am 28th August
3rd Years and 6th Years 9.00am Monday 31st August
2nd and 5th years and Transition Years 9.00am Tuesday 1st September
Tuesday 1st September 6.30pm - 5th & 6th Year Parent's Meeting
Tuesday 1st September 8.00pm - TY Parent's Meeting