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St Joseph's Primary School, Lisburn

Our School Mission Statement

  • Surround ourselves with a happy and secure learning environment for all.
  • Join together the home, the school and the wider community.   
  • Promote academic and cultural excellence amongst our pupils.
  • Support and provide for every individuality.

The School Day

The School Day:

  • Begins at 8.55am
  • Pupils can play in the yard from 8.45am – 8.55am.
  • Pupils should join their line at 8.55am
  • Teachers are on duty from 8.45am
  • On wet days, pupils go to their classrooms. 
  • Break time 10.25am - 10.40am
  • Lunch time P1-P3: 11.55-12.45pm
  • Lunch time P4-7: 12.45 - 1.35pm
  • Home time P1/ P2/ P3: 2 pm. 
  • P4/ P5/ P6/ P7: 3 pm 
  • After School Clubs finish at 4.00pm
  • Classroom assistants run Cool Kids and the Homework Club on a daily basis. Homework Club helps pupils to form good habits in getting their homework done early. It helps pupils develop skills of independent learning in a supportive environment. If children have finished their homework they can research on the computer or play games. (Prices are reviewed annually)
 

General Information

Healthy Eating
We educate children to look after their bodies when they are young.
This involves physical activity and eating habits.
Pupils enjoy a healthy mid - morning break freshly made by our team of classroom assistants in P1-P2. In P3-P7 milk and fruit can be bought for £2 weekly
Ballygowan Water is also available on demand.

At dinner time the children can enjoy a healthy dinner. 
Dinner costs £2.50 per day and should be paid to the class teacher.  
Children can bring their own packed lunch
Children are free to choose which service they will use on a daily basis. 

School Trips
We aim to provide primary experiences as often as possible for our children.
Educational visits are organised with our Educating for Diversity link schools, Harmony Hill and St Aloysius.
Educational visits are organised throughout the year to develop areas of the curriculum in each class. Visits include; the zoo, the farm, the museum, the seaside, the park, The Linen Centre, The Waterfront, The Island Centre, the hospital, the airport, the fire station, The Grand Opera House and various exhibitions. Primary Seven pupils benefit from a four day residential in term 3.

Services for Parents

Services for Parents:

In St. Joseph’s we believe in Educare. This means one site where children can be educated and cared for safely. For this reason we provide child-care services both before and after school, at a fraction of the cost of private child care. The following facilities are available:

  • Early morning drop off. Children can come to school at 8am and go to Cool Kids where they will be supervised.
  • Homework Club for P4-P7 children (5 days a week from 3pm – 4.30pm ) A snack will be provided for all children attending. 
  • Cool Kids child care for P1-3 runs from 2pm-5.30pm daily. See Mrs Noblett the co-ordinator for individual needs. 

  • Curriculum meetings for parents  
  • Individual Parent Meetings. 

  • Parent Training Courses

  • Open Door Policy

  • Monthly news sheet and letters to parents

  • Text to Parents Service

For more information on the school please contact us for a copy of our School Prospectus

 

Our Monthly Awards

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monthly Awards

Our monthly Awards ensure that children are recognised for their achievements in school.We have awards for:

  • Pupil of the month in each class  
  • Pope Francis Award
  • Certificate of Excellence
  • Certificate of Improvement
 

St Joseph's P.S. Lisburn

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

School Uniform

Our Uniform:
Our uniform should be worn every day. It makes a statement" We belong to St. Joseph's"
Our Uniform is:

  • Navy blue pullover with school crest.
  • Sky blue shirt
  • Sky blue / navy tie.
  • Charcoal grey trousers or skirt.
  • School shoes must be worn 
  • White socks or navy tights. 

Our uniform can be purchased online through our supplier, Chaplins.

       Summer uniform   
       (May-October optional)

  • Sky blue check dress and school jumper (girls)
  • Shirt sleeved shirt and grey short trousers (boys)

        P.E Uniform

  • Shorts and t-shirt with black trainers
  • School P.E uniform is available (shorts and t-shirt with crest)
 

Comments from Parents

We asked some of our parents to tell us "anything you feel would help reassure other parents that St. Joseph's is the right primary school for their child".

  • Jayan Joseph/ Anit Dani Toms:
    St Joseph’s performs 101% to its motto. The caring atmosphere gives the children confidence. Parents also feel very at home in the atmosphere. This is thanks to the dedicated staff and management.

  • Patricia Glover:
    St Joseph’s isn’t just about learning, it’s about fun, friendship and caring for others. Our children love going to school every day.

  • Aveen Hewitt:
    I have been so impressed with the attention to detail that goes into my daughter’s education and the amount of effort that the teachers make.

  • Geraldine McDonnell:
    St Joseph’s is not only a great school, it also has a fantastic child care system in place which has enabled me to go back to work.

  • Seamus Bunting:
    St Joseph’s is a brilliant school because it is so family based! We are always made to feel so welcome. We are so glad that we chose to send both our children here.

  • Cindy Mulholland:
    My daughter has special needs, and I was delighted and very impressed at how St Joseph’s welcomed her into their school. All the staff show a genuine interest and eagerness to understand her disability and want to meet her needs. The staff show love and care towards her and have made her time at school a very happy one!
  • Gerard and Ciara Gorman:
    All four of our children have attended St Joseph’s. The school provides a lovely balance of all the aspects of school life. Our children go to school happy and content each morning. We have seen how happy children learn!