First Communion

Sunday 24th. April @ 11.00 am

Primary Schools SPHE Syllabus

RSE Programme for Sixth Class


Session 1 will take place on Tuesday 10th. May at 8.00 p.m. (Parents only)

Session  2 will take place on Tuesday 17th. May at 8.00 p.m. (Parents & Children)


Both sessions will take place in Shrule N. S. 


Enrolment Day

Thursday, May 19th.

1.00 - 2.00 

Book Rental

From 1st. September 2012 we are introducing a Rental Scheme for English textbooks in all classes.

The new English Scheme (Wonderland) will be available in the school in September.

The cost of the books (covered) is approximately € 28.00 per child but they will be rented to each pupil for € 8.00 for the school year.

The cost will be included this year in the annual €30.00 contribution.

This will be collected as usual in September.

A Message from the Principal

..Welcome to St. Joseph’s Primary School and our school website. We are very excited about presenting our school on the web and sharing with you news and information about our school, students, activities, and staff. Throughout the year we will be updating information on school programs, activities, and events. Enjoy your visit.


Mission Statement

St. Joseph’s Primary School is a co-educational, Catholic, primary school which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed.

While St. Joseph’s Primary School is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for all other religions.

We will strive to promote, both individually and collectively, the professional and personal development of all staff.

We aim to foster a strong sense of school community, involving children, parents, teachers and the wider community. We will encourage the involvement of parents through home/school contacts and through parent / teacher meetings.

We will endeavour to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community, to imbue in the pupils respect for people and property and to encourage in them the idea of being responsible caring citizens.

St. Joseph’s Primary School will promote gender equity amongst the teachers and pupils.

Déanfaimid iarracht Gaeilge a labhairt.

Our school motto is: Ag obair le chéile

1. To provide a secure and happy atmosphere in which children can learn effectively
2. To encourage children to become responsible and independent.
3. To foster an attitude of care towards people and our environment..
4. To ensure that children reach the highest possible level in literacy and numeracy
5. To help children to express themselves creatively through language, movement, art and music.
6. To help children through religious and moral, historical, geographical and scientific studies, to explore the world in which they are growing up and to understand their own particular place/ situation within.

7. To integrate all children fully whatever their needs and backgrounds.