Category Archives: Agriculture



On Thursday September 1st the Year 11 GCSE Agricultural Science class kicked off the year with a visit to Killowen. There they were immersed in the science of the subject! The pupils conducted a number of habitat studies namely woodland, bog and meadow. The group comprising of students from St Paul’s, Newtownhamilton HS and St Joseph’s carried out a wide range of experiments using techniques such as belt transect, pooter and quadrant under the guidance ... [read more]


Agriculture and Land use students visit Derrycamma Farm

Thursday 4th of June, Mr Nugent accompanied by 18 ‘ Agriculture and Land use ‘ students headed for Derrycamma Farm ,near  Castlebellingham in Co.Louth. Thepurpose of the trip was to inform and educate the pupils in all aspects of sustainable farming with a focus on growing and pressing rapeseed oil. Mr Patrick Rooney. the proprietor, discussed the growing demands facing Agriculture as the world population increases. World population is expected to grow by over a third, ... [read more]

Agriculture trip sept 2014

Agriculture’s first school Trip

Recently our Agriculture group went on their first trip to the Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre in Rockcorry, County Monaghan.  Mr Nugent and Miss Cumiskey accompanied our pupils from St. Joseph’s High School, St. Paul’s High School and Newtownhamilton High School.  During the trip pupils carried out field studies on the biodiversity of plants and organisms in a range of farmland and woodland settings.   They investigated the impact of abiotic factors on plant growth along with the ... [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.