Monthly Archives: March 2017


Eoghan plans Spin-a-Thon to raise funds for causes close to his heart

A Crossmaglen Student is hosting a Spin-a-Thon to raise money for two great causes. Fifteen-year-old Eoghan McMahon will hold the fundraiser on April 1 in St Joseph’s High School. Proceeds will go to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust and Camps International Humanitarian Project in Kenya. Despite the heavy demands of his GCSE studies, Eoghan felt that he ‘just wanted to do something’ for these two causes.   In July 2018, Eoghan will travel to Kenya where he will visit underprivileged areas ... [read more]


Young Carer Award 2017

CONGRATULATIONS to our A Level student Amy McDonnell runner up in the YAFTAs (Youth and Future Talent Awards) Young Carer Award 2017. The prestigious YAFTA’s are in their fourth year and cover the Newry, Mourne and Down Council area. They recognise the achievements of young people in a number of challenging areas and seek to highlight the many positive facets of our youth. Newry and Mourne Youth Council are the chief organisers of the event ... [read more]


St Joseph’s Welcome Primary Six Pupils

Two hundred and ten pupils from all the local feeder Primary schools took part in an activity day in St Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen. The purpose of the day was to introduce them to life in St Joseph’s and to sample five subjects that are on the curriculum. The pupils enthusiastically participated in ICT, Technology and Design, Science, Home Economics and ... [read more]


Murmuration of Starlings

A murmuration of starlings is an amazing sight – a swooping mass of thousands of birds whirling in the sky above your head. Recently Miss McCarron videoed this winter phenomenon in her native rural Co Fermanagh. What’s going on? It’s basically a mass aerial stunt – thousands of starlings all swooping and diving in unison. It’s completely breathtaking to witness. Why do they do it? It is thought that starlings do it for many reasons. Grouping together offers safety ... [read more]

Welcome to St.Joseph’s High School Crossmaglen

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our school website. St Joseph’s High School Crossmaglen is a non selective, co-educational post primary school that welcomes and values all pupils from 11 – 18 years, and encourages them to be the best that they can be.

St. Joseph’s works in partnership with parents and pupils to maximise the academic and creative potential of all pupils enabling them to achieve the highest educational standards, thereby enriching their lives, the community and the economy.

As a Catholic school we promote dignity, self esteem, respect and foster the faith of all pupils. We pride ourselves on being a community in which each individual is recognised and valued.