Category Archives: PE



The PE Department in St Joseph’s High School has been availing of the fantastic weather in the last week by running Sports / Activity Days for each individual year group in school. There was an extremely high level of participation from boys and girls in each year group which made all of the events competitive and exciting. A number of long standing school records were also broke. The students thoroughly enjoyed competing with their peers and ... [read more]



On Tuesday 11th October 2016,  a large contingent of students represented St Joseph’s HS, Crossmaglen  at the Newry, Mourne & Down Cross Country Championships and we in PE Department want to congratulate them on their great performances and fantastic achievements. The students from St. Joseph’s finished as the second best overall school in this large council area which saw hundreds of pupils representing schools from Newry, Kilkeel, Banbridge and Downpatrick and the boys were also ... [read more]

Some of the participants in the Year 9 & 10 girls Gaelic Blitz with coaches Miss McCarron & Micky McElroy

Year 9 & 10 Ladies Football Blitz

On Tuesday morning, Miss McCarron (Head of PE) and coach Michael McElroy organised a very successful Ladies Gaelic Football Blitz for Year 9 & 10 girls. Over 30 keen Gaelic footballers from both year groups participated with four teams playing each other in a round robin competition. The level of performance was high and the girls enjoyed playing against each other despite the cold, blustery weather. Along with training on a Tuesday after school, this ... [read more]


AS PE Hillwalking expedition to the Mourne Mountains

                                                        AS PE students completed a 15 km walk around the Mourne Mountains for their AS controlled assessment. We were assisted by Phil Clarke, a former teacher of St Joseph’s and the students were extremely grateful for his help and enthusiasm over the trip. The weather was very unkind to these pupils over the two days but they had the required stamina to complete the walk!!! Well done to all ... [read more]


YEAR 11 GCSE PE group attend killowen outdoor pursuits

Mr Burke’s Year 11 GCSE PE group attended Killowen outdoor pursuits centre from Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th January. The weather was very unkind to the girls and boys as they completed their Orienteering aspect of their GCSE practical. However, this did not dampen their spirits as everyone had a brilliant few days and performed exceptionally well in all the Orienteering events that they had t aking part in. Well done to all ... [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.