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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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.

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The school's newsletter will be available on the website every fortnight. Next newsletter due on Monday 2nd October.

Curriculum Mornings:
Monday 25th September at 9.15am -  P1A/P1B
Tuesday 26th September at 9.15am -  P2A/P2B
Wednesday 27th September at 9.15am  - P3A/P3B
Thursday 28th September at 9.15am - P4A/P4B
Friday 29th September at 9.15am -  P5A/P5B
Monday 2nd October at 9.15am  - P7A/P7B
Tuesday 3rd October at 9.15am -  P6A/P6B


Friday 20th October - PTA Blues and Boogie Night at Shandon Park Golf Club
Friday 27th October  - School closes at 12 noon for Hallowe’en Break
Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November -  Halloween Break (school closed)
Friday 8th December -  Staff training day (school closed for pupils)
Friday 22nd December  - School closed at 12 noon for Christmas Holidays
Monday 25th December - Tuesday 2nd January Christmas Holidays (school closed)
Wednesday 3rd January - Friday 5th January Staff training days (school closed for pupils)
Monday 8th January - School re-opens – start of Term 2

Action Plans for School Improvement

Click on the links below to view each of the Action Plans

​Standards & Achievement             Leadership & Management

Provision for Learning                   Governance


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.

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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!

Wednesday 31st May - Four P7 pupils; Liana, Aimeé, Holly and Lilia were winners in the
Corrie's Butchers Burger Competition. All four visited the Ballyhackamore branch today, where
they made and tasted their recipes. All four will now go on sale in the shop with the recipe
that sells the most being declared the winner. So get down to Corrie's and sample the burgers for yourself! Click here for pics.

Friday 9th June - Ella from P7b wins St. Joseph's Got Talent! Well done to Ella and all the competitors. Pics to follow.