Dear Parents/Guardians,
St. Joseph’s Secondary School was founded in 1858 and has a proud tradition in offering an excellent teaching and learning experience to second level students in the local and wider community.The school is under the trusteeship of Edmund Rice Schools Trust.

We offer a Junior and Leaving Certificate curriculum and the Transition Year programme. Our academic courses are complemented with a wide range of extra-curricular activities which are detailed in this websiteOur medium term plans include an extension to the school to accommodate additional workshops and a laboratory.This will facilitate offering additional subjects at Leaving Certificate. It is difficult to portray in this leaflet all that happens in St. Joseph’s and you are welcome to call to the school, or you can download our prospectus

Best wishes
David Madden

To give you a overview of our school we would like you to click on the following link video link >>>>>

In Brief:

Our Basketballers win U16 All-Ireland Finals. Picture and report on our sports page >>>>

Distinguished past-pupil, Dr. T. Whitaker, performed the official sod-turning ceremony for the new extension to our school on Tuesday 28 January. The building contractor, JJ Rhatigan has moved onto the site. A full report on our News Page >>>>

All Ireland Scholarship recipient, Daniel Nelis, who completed his Leaving Cert last June received his award from being JP McManus, Michael Noonan TD (Minister of Finance) and our Principal  David Madden at the University of Limerick on November 9th 2013. Full Report on our news page >>>>>

At the annual Peadar mcCann Awards held in May 2013, over seventy students received awards for achievements and extra-curricular activities. The full list of winners is on our News Page >>>>
For pictures of some of the award winners log onto our Peadar McCann Awards Page >>>>

Blessing of our Memorial Garden: Students, staff, past pupils and teachers gathered at St. Joseph's Secondary School in Newfoundwell on Friday November 22nd last for the official blessing of the school's Memorial Garden. Report and picture on our News page >>>>

Green Schools committee have commenced installing a fish pond in the garden courdyard as an eco project. Picture on our news page >>>

NUI Maynooth Honours Two Past Pupils - Congratulations to past pupil Gene Carolan who has been awarded a John Hume Scholarship for PhD research and David Coffey who was awarded an Entrance Scholarship by NUI Maynooth last month.

Survey of Parents and Students Attitudes to Homework - A survey has been conducted of First Year parents' and students' attitudes to homework has been carried out recently in our school. 98% of students and 89% of parents participated in the survey and the result can be accessed here >>>

Mr Heeney has now launched his woodcraft website and you can access it on










Mr. David Madden, Principal


April 2014 Newsletter >>>

Our 2014 Leaving Cert Photos can be viewed on our Students' Page >>>>

Survey of Parents' opinions on our school uniform >>>>

Survey of Parents and Students WSE >>>

Annual Report from our Board of Management to Parents 2012 - 2013 >>>>

All our School Policies can be found on our Parent's Page >>>

To download a copy of our registration form >>>>
How to get to our school >>>>

To download our prospectus >>>>

Subject Inspection of Technical Graphics and Design and Communications Graphics Report by the Department of Education and Skills March 2012 >>>

The School Calendar 2013/14 is on our Parents' Page >>>

Our List of Extra-Curricular Activities for 2013/14 >>>











Tell Your School about Bullying Confidentially

Bullying concerns continue to surface again and again in schools and its impact both in the short term and long term remain an issue that needs a concerted response from the whole community. The I.S.P.C.C. has designed an Anti- Bullying Toolkit to enable you to report an incident of bullying in our school.
 If you need to report a bullying incident which is affecting you, you can contact our school by logging on to the  link highlighted below

Please click here to access the confidential form

Transition Year Student Receives News Award from Education Minister

Congratulations to TY student James Healy who came 1st place and won the News award at the finals of the National Newspapers of Ireland Awards. James was presented with his award by the Minister of Education, Mr. Quinn and in the presence of film director David Puttman, his parents and his English teacher Mr. Carolan.

St. Joseph’s Beat Coláiste Iosagáin, Portarlington in the Leinster U16 GAA Semi Finals 0-16, 0-11.

On the 28th of March at Clane GAA club grounds the Joe’s claimed yet another piece of silverware. Having beaten Portlaoise in the North Leinster Final and Dublin Champions Colaiste Eanna in the Leinster semi-final, the Joe’s beat Coláiste Iosagáin in a tightly played match where every ball was contested and no quarter was given by either team. Every Joe’s player deserves the man of the match award as it took a complete team effort to secure the win. The team was well supported in Clane with teachers, parents, grand parents and 150 students travelling to the match. Credit to the team mentors Mr. Mathews and Mr. Mc Cole for coaching and steering the team all the way to winning the cup.

Parents Surveyed on School Uniform

In February 2014, our parents were asked in a survey their opinion of our school uniform. For a full rundown on the results of that survey the report can be downloaded >>>>>>