Category Archives: Library


World Book Day Hamper Winner

The winner of the library’s World Book Day hamper was Year 9’s Cahan McClelland. Hundreds of tickets were sold for the much sought after prize, which contained popular teen titles such as RJ Palacio’s Wonder, Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Chis O’Dowd’s Moon Boy, as well as Roald Dahl’s timeless classic, Matilda. In addition to these fabulous novels, our winner also received an Easter egg, a 32-piece stationary set, some notebooks, and novelty bookmarks. The winners ... [read more]


St Joseph’s Pupils Visit Waterstones

On Tuesday 6th March, pupils from St Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen, along with school librarian, Mrs McNamee, visited Waterstones in Newry to belatedly celebrate World Book Day. Terence and John, from Waterstones in The Quays, had kindly invited 12 pupils from the school to the store on March 1st, but this trip had to be rescheduled given the wintery weather conditions on the day of the proposed visit. Despite this, both men generously reorganised the ... [read more]

Kevin Meegan

St Joseph’s pupil launches thrilling debut novel.

Kevin Meegan who left St Joseph’s High School Crossmaglen last August is set to reveal his very first novel, written at the young age of 17. The fast-paced thriller entitled, Lazarus, follows the story of a sadistic killer, tormenting the state of Ohio, America. This chilling new book is not for the faint-of-heart given its gripping nature and unexpected twists and turns which are sure to have you hooked! Kevin, now 19, has always loved to ... [read more]

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]

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.