Past Pupils’ Fund Raiser

We are delighted to hear this exciting news from St. Joseph’s Crossmaglen which involves a number of our past pupils…they are organising a fundraising event for a trip to Cambodia in February 2020, in which two teachers and 10 pupils are going to help build a home for a less fortunate family.

The 10 pupils travelling are: Cathal Doherty, Miceal Loughran, Michael O’Farrell, Fionn Downey, Abi McMahon, Aimee Murchan, Laura Hughes, Laura McAnulty, Claire Casey & Eimear Traynor.

They would appreciate support from the St. Mary’s, school community for their event. Details as below.

GAA Pre-Championship Chat Night in

St. Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen

on Thursday 2nd May

Panelists: Joe Brolly, Aaron Kernan, Dan McCartan 

MC: Benny Tierney

They will discuss this year’s Championship,

A great night to be had by all!

  Tickets are on sale from: St. Joseph’s High School,

McEntee’s & Casey’s Shops, Crossmaglen.

Tickets are £12/€15 and all money raised will go to the upcoming trip to Cambodia with “Habitat for Humanity”.

Parentline NI

Dear Parent,

Do you have something that’s worrying you as a parent and are not sure where to turn? Then “Parenting NI Helpline” may be able to help you.

They will:

  • listen to your concerns and offer reassurance to help you through any parenting challenge you are facing.
  • open doors to other Parenting NI services including parenting programmes, family support projects and a specific Dads’ Project.
  •  help you to find other services which are available in the local area that could offer additional support.

They can be contacted on the phone number above or through their website,

There is a Web Chat option on their website.

Check school bags tomorrow for their flyer which will be sent home with the oldest in families, or call into the office for a copy.

P Mulkerns

Week 5: 50/50

Week 5: 50/50

This afternoon we had our last 50/50 draw of the year and we are delighted to report that one P7 boy went home delighted with his cheque for a whopping £450!!!

Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s draw, we have raised an incredible amount around £1,200 for school funds.

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter, we break up for the holidays on Thursday at 11.30 am. There are no buses on that day. School reopens on Monday, 29 th of April for the Summer term.


P6 Archaeological Dig

P6 Archaeological Dig

Despite the weather P6 had a great time at the Dorsey Archaeological Dig today. They experienced the work of an archaeologist as well as learning about the past here in our own area.

A big thanks to all the archaeologists from Queen’s University who explained their work so well and also to the team at the Ring of Gullion who made it possible for us to take part.

Week 4: 50/50 Winner

Guess who is going home today with a cheque for £250… the jackpot in this week’s 50/50 draw. The winner was Riona, his little sister who at 10 months is our youngest winner to date! We hope she shares the winnings.

We predict that next week’s jackpot will be over £300, tickets will be on sale from Monday.

50/50 Draw

Tomorrow it’s Week 4 of our 50/50 draw and we expect the prize pot to be £200+!!!!

If you haven’t got your ticket there is still time. Remember, “If you’re not in you can’t win!!!!”

Good luck everyone

P6 Archaeological Dig

P6 Archaeological Dig

Dear P6 Parent,

A reminder that tomorrow we are taking part in the Dorsey Archaeological Dig.

With regards to what to bring / wear:

We suggest pupils wear old clothes to school, we suggest they bring their school PE uniform in their school bags… if they get wet, they will then have something dry to change into when we get back to school.

We suggest lots of layers, as well as: hats, scarves and gloves, it is bitterly cold at present.

A waterproof coat is a must and if anyone has waterproof trousers we suggest they bring them.

Wellies or old shoes only please…whilst the site is pretty clean, with lots of footfall and wet weather it will quickly become churned up. A dry pair of runners and socks for changing back into on return to school would be a good idea also.

If the weather is truly horrendous there is a sizeable hut and alternative wet weather activities available, so we will be going even if the weather isn’t great.

Dinners/Lunches will be served before we leave at 11.30, we suggest everyone takes a break for later: a piece of fruit or a sandwich to carry with them in their coat pockets.

We are looking forward to learning lots about the work of archaeologists and more about the Dorsey itself.

Thank you

Miss Mulkerns + Miss Crawley