Category Archives: Library

Snail reading

Borrowed Library Books Plea!

The name Arthur Boycott, of Hereford, England, may not mean a lot to you, but many of our pupils in St Joseph’s share something in common with him. Arthur, who went on to become a renowned naturalist in his adult years, borrowed a book from his school library in the 1890s to help with a research project he was undertaking on snails in his local area. So far, so normal. But, unfortunately for us, the similarities ... [read more]


Accelerated Readers Rewarded

On Friday morning, St Joseph’s celebrated the success of last year’s Accelerated Reader participants. This year’s programme was launched at a special assembly, where Caoimhe McCreesh, Caolan Finnegan, Reece Lavelle, and Abi McMahon were presented with Kindle Fire tablets as a reward for consistently meeting and exceeding their reading targets over the course of the previous school year. These pupils are great ambassadors for the school’s literacy drive, and we look forward to another year ... [read more]


Year 9 Complete Autobiography Project in The Library

On Tuesday 16th December this year’s ‘Library Autobiography Project’ came to a conclusion. The project was set up in order to showcase the abilities of Year 9 pupils to think, reflect and produce their own personal stories incorporating humorous events, favorite memories and ambitions for the future. The standard of work produced by these thirteen year olds was exceptional and made judging of entries an extremely difficult task.      1st prize winnersVanessa Vaichlyte, Caolan Dooley and Jack Ridley    Highly ... [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.