Caoilfhionn Cotter, Oliver Kearney, Holly Dawson and Callum Campbell took part in the Road Safety NI Primary School Quiz (East Belfast heat) and finished in second place, qualifying for the Belfast final.

The school's newsletter will be available on the website every fortnight. Next newsletter due on Tuesday 30th May.

Tuesday 6th June - Transfer meeting for P6 parents, St. Joseph's, 6.30pm.
Wednesday 7th June - Sports Day (P1-P3), 10.00am - 11.30am at Strandtown.
Thursday 8th June - Sports Day (P4-P7), 10.00am - 11.30am at Strandtown.
Saturday 10th June - Community Fun Day, St. Joseph's, 12.00pm - 3.00pm.
Tuesday 13th June - P1 Induction Day, St. Joseph's, 2.30pm.
Thursday 22th June - End of Year Mass, St. Colmcille's, 9.30am.
Tuesday 27th June - P7 End of Year Show, Parochial Hall, 1.30pm.
Friday 30th June - End of Term 3, 12.00pm.

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As part of Catholic Schools' Week, Tuesday 31st January was Grandparents' Day. Pupils from P7 performed music and poetry before escorting grandparents on a tour of our school.

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St. Joseph's Primary is a Catholic co-educational school situated in Holland Drive, Ballyhackamore, East Belfast just off the Upper Newtownards Road and adjacent to the parish church of St. Colmcille. The age range of our pupils is 4-11 years and there are presently 385  pupils in the school in 14 classes.

St.Joseph's Primary School

Today's Pupils, Tomorrow's Citizens


For safeguarding reasons the back door of the school will be closed during the school day. We would ask that all parents and visitors use the Holland Drive entrance. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

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Sunday 2nd April - Four P7 pupils Julian, Josh, Tom and Rosa(pictured below) represent St.Joseph's in the all-Ireland final of the Credit Union Quiz at the RDS in Dublin. Well done on a great achievement!

Tuesday 4th April - P5/6 boys soccer

team lose out to Bunscoil na bhFal,

defeated 5-2 in the last 16 of the U10 Cup.

The match with closer than the scoreline

suggests with St.Joseph's taking the lead

twice in the game. Good effort boys and

bad luck!

Wednesday 26th April - A total of 29 P7 pupils competed in the Primary Schools' Cross Country Final organised by Belfast City Council. All four teams competed well, with Niall from P7a finishing in 2nd place in the Boys' race. Well done to all involved!

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