Welcome to Our School
As the proud Principal of St Joseph's Boys' School Derry; I would like to introduce you to the great work that happens here every day and the support of a skilled and professional staff who are dedicated and committed to all our pupils. St Joseph's Boys' School has many strengths and enormous potential to encourage, nurture and achieve only the best for all our pupils. I am pleased to report that the results this year have been our highest to date and my expectations of the boys in the school in terms of their achievement, motivation, attitude and behaviour are very high. I expect all of our pupils to uphold core values of respect, courtesy and cooperation and to do their best in all that they want to achieve both in and out of the classroom.
The relationships between our pupils, staff, parents/guardians and parish community is essential to the success of each individual pupil and St Joseph's Boys. Working together will ensure that each pupil will make outstanding progress and leave us as responsible, well - qualified, resilient young people ready for the next stage of their career.
St Joseph’s asks all our parents for their continuing support and from the new parents/guardians of year 8 pupils joining us this year. We ask that you ensure that each pupil wears our St Joseph's uniform with pride, aims to have full attendance, is punctual and arrives every day prepared for learning.
Your contribution as parents/guardians cannot be underestimated, so together we can ensure that our School motto 'Achievement for All' is a reality for each pupil.
I look forward to working with you in partnership as your son progresses through the School.
Such a supportive school and staff. I’ve always found the teachers in St. Joseph’s to be extremely friendly and approachable.
- Kelly Durey, mum of Shea (year 12)
St Joseph’s Boys School values each pupil as a unique individual.
The ideal to which we aspire is contained in our Mission Statement:
“Achievement for all”
"To promote partnership, develop talents and encourage participation."
Enable all pupils to discover and develop their talents in relation to knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes in an environment wherein learning is an enjoyable experience.
Give all pupils the experience of a Catholic education
Further the working partnership between the school and the community
Enable pupils to realise the importance of active participation in all relevant aspects of life and to encourage them to become responsible citizens.
The School Prayer
Thank you God for another day,
Thank you God for showing me the way,
Help me Lord to be fair and kind,
To always give others peace of mind.
Never dwell on what we have done,
God forgives us we are his sons,
Be my best in what I think, do and say,
Guide me Lord throughout this day.