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

In Brief:

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.

The Leaving Cert class of 1994 held their 20th Year school reunion in the upstairs bar at McHugh’s Pub, Chord Road, Drogheda on Sunday 1 June.

Bullying concerns continue to surface again and again in schools. 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

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 >>>>>

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 >>>>

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. David Madden, Principal

Our End of Year Newsletter highlighting all the schools achievements of 2013/14 is published.

The School Calendar 2014/15

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 >>>

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


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

Peadar Mc Cann Awards Evening

Pictured are some of this year's award winners with their teachers. For a full report and pictures log one here >>>>>
To view photographs of our 2014 Award Winners follow the link >>>>

PPU Presentations at Leaving Cert Graduation Mass

The Past Pupils’ Union presented a specially commissioned tie to each Leaving Cert student who is graduating this year at the school Mass which held at 7.30pm on Thursday 22 May in the school gym, St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Newfoundwell, Drogheda.

The U16 Gaelic Football Team- Winners of Three Finals

One of the most successful teams in the history of our school's long tradition of Gaelic Football is our U 16 Gaelic football team who won three competitions, North Leinster, Leinster and County final.
Back row: Mr. Mc Cole, Sam Reilly, Ross Gildea, Ross Berkley, Sean Carroll, Padraig O
Donoghue, Fergal O Donoghue, Ahu Obhakhan, Cormac Hughes, Ciaran Downey, Ben Mc Kenna,
Emmet Carolan, Ross Nally, Adam Mc Ginn, Donal Carr, Luke Cormican, Mr. Mathews.
Front Row: Sean Birch, Ian Connor (capt), Paul Mathews, Conor Farrell, Ronan Levins, Jamie Kelly, Jake Devine, Ben Somerville, Shaun Bannon, Daniel Burnell, Eoghan Callaghan, Gerard Harding, Andrew Kinch. Absent: Declan Mc Namara, Caolán Mc Kenna, Reece Levins.