Category Archives: Shoebox Appeal


Shoebox Appeal 2017

Students in St. Joseph’s have yet again shown their generosity and faith by donating 71 Shoeboxes for children who are not as fortunate as us. This year St. Joseph’s has partnered with the Cross Cause charity to send Shoeboxes to children in Eastern Romania. Many thanks to all the families and children who donated to this worthy cause. Teresa Mullholland receiving the shoe ... [read more]

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Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2017

This term the school is in partnership with Cross Cause charity based in Blackrock, Co Louth ( We wish every family in our school community to take part, to help bring lots of smiles and laughter, some hope and a glimpse of God’s love to some of the world’s poorest children in Eastern Romania. How to take part? Get an average sized shoebox with a lid and wrap in Christmas paper. Choose a box or girl to receive your ... [read more]



St. Joseph’s students responded brilliantly to what has become an annual event in the school organised by the RE Department. Ninety shoeboxes were filled with gifts for less fortunate boys and girls. These were collected by a representative from the charity Samaritan’s purse which organises the transportation of the boxes. They thanked the school for their fantastic ... [read more]


Operation Christmas Child 2016

Ruth Agnew from the ‘Samaritan’s Purse’ charity launched the annual Shoebox Appeal ‘Operation Christmas Child’ at St Joseph’s last week.   Ruth explained how making up a shoebox of small gifts can bring great joy to a child who will not receive a gift on Christmas morning.  This year the boxes from South Armagh will be presented to children in Eastern Europe.  We are asking all of our pupils to bring in a shoebox full of ... [read more]

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Annual Shoebox appeal

The Shoebox Appeal has become an annual event in St. Joseph’s. As part of our Christmas celebrations each year students generously donate shoeboxes filled with gifts for children who are less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you to all how donated a shoebox this year. ... [read more]

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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.