Category Archives: English Dept


Year 9 Students Visit Stormont

On Wednesday 27th April, three Year 9 pupils visited Stormont for a talk by Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell. Reece Lavelle, Fionn Downey, and Miceal Marron, accompanied by Mr Martin, listened to an entertaining and inspiring presentation from the best-selling author and Observer political cartoonist on the important role books have played in his life. The boys also got to see his sketch work, and a demonstration of how he brings his ideas for his illustrations ... [read more]

2 - Sarah with her award

Poetry Success for St Joseph’s Pupil

On Wednesday 18th November, Sarah Campbell, a Year 9 pupil from St Joseph’s, received an award from the NI Anti Bullying Forum in recognition of the outstanding poem she composed to mark this year’s Anti Bullying Week campaign. Sarah, a Year 9 pupil from Dorsey, was accompanied by her mother, Bridie, at the awards ceremony at the RADAR Centre in Belfast. Dr Noel Purdy, Chair of the Anti Bullying Forum, noted that the poem would be shared ... [read more]

George Galloway

Scottish politician George Galloway offers his encouragement to the pupils of St Joseph’s

Mr Conlon (English Teacher) met Scottish politician George Galloway at his recent public speaking event in Belfast in the Ulster Hall. He is holding a sign offering his encouragement  to the pupils of St Joseph’s. He also signed a piece of Year 11 English Classwork – last year all students sat a Controlled Assessment which analysed one of Mr Galloway’s famous political ... [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.