Yr 9 Visit to Dungannon Court House

A group of Y9 pupils visited Dungannon Court House this week as part of their preparations for the Mock Magistrates Competition which will take place in March.

The group gained an insight into the layout of the court, and which courts are used for various types of cases! They even got to sit in the Magistrate’s chair and in the dock where the defendant sits – somewhere that they hope not to return to!

It was great fun, and each pupil left with some pointers to help them out for our competition.

Judge and Jury!

Guilty or not???

The whole truth and noting but the truth!

You can’t handle the truth!!!

Well Done Clara

Congratulations to Clara on being selected as a 2017 Broadcom MASTERS International delegate. Clara was successful in winning the Big Bang Show held in Belfast last year and will be one of 25 participants from 18 countries worldwide. Clara will travel to the United States in May for a week of exciting science, technology, engineering and math programming. The Broadcom MASTERS International Program takes place in conjunction with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), and will be held from May 14th to May 19th in Los Angeles, California.

We wish Clara every success in her endeavours and are sure she will make the most of this once in a lifetime experience.

True Colours Exhibition 2017

Below are some pictures taken today at the Ulster Museum, where Art students visited the True Colours exhibition. This year it featured work by two of our past pupils, Anna Byrne and Emma Corry.

Anna achieved first place in NI A2 Art & Design and Emma’s work was selected by the Art Society of Ulster, winning her a cash prize and an invitation to exhibit in the Society’s Annual Exhibition in June.

Well done to Mrs Quinn, Head of Art and all involved.

Well done Daniel


Using rice, pins, socks and wool to create these gorgeous little snowmen and Daniel has been out and about, selling them at local Craft fayres. They are absolutely beautifully made and they would make a lovely gift for anyone! Well done Daniel!

ETI Commendation for ST. Joseph’s Grammar


St Joseph’s Grammar School Principal Mrs Geraline Donnelly, was invited to Stormont recently to accept an award on behalf the school community. The event was held to acknowledge schools that had been inspected recently and which had been commended for the excellent quality of their provision and academic achievements. Also pictured with the Minister, Peter Weir and Chief Inspector, Noelle Buick, are local Principals Lynne Watt, Donaghmore Controlled Primary School and Paula Jordan, Sperrinview Special School.

Upcoming Events

It’s a busy time of year and it’s no different here in St. Joseph’s Grammar School.

Below are a few events you need to pencil into your diary or save into you calendar.


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Ulster Museum Art Trip Nov 2016

Below are some pictures of our GCSE and A level Art & Design pupils, who had a great visit to the Ulster Museum today. We enjoyed guided tours of the Royal Ulster Academy exhibition, met the artist Barbara Allen and participated in a watercolour workshop, led by the artist.

We’re all feeling very inspired!