Our school is a Christian community, committed to educate our pupils in caring atmosphere of honesty, sincerity, justice, mutual respect and tolerance, in partnership with Board of Management, staff, parents and the wider community. We strive to give every student the opportunity to develop his/her unique and special talent
Fáilte romhat go dtí suíomh idirlíne Meánscoil Naomh Iosaif, Béal Easa, Co. Mhaigh Éo. Tá súil againn go mbainfidh tú tairbhe agus taitneamh as an súiomh seo.
Welcome to the website of St. Joseph's Secondary School, Foxford, Co. Mayo. We hope that you will enjoy and benefit from the information posted on this site. Please do not hesitate to email us with your comments. A special word of welcome to our Past Pupils who are visiting the site.
Leaving Certificate & Junior Certificate 2016
We would like to wish all our Leaving and Junior Certificate students the very best of luck in their examinations.
Book Lists 2016-2017
The Book Lists for the next school year are available on our Downloads page.
Scifest is a science fair for second level students which was held in I.T. Sligo on May 10th 2016. Students from Second Year took part in the fair with various different projects. We would like to congratulate Hugh Hunt and Thomas McHale who were awarded first place in their category of over 90 projects. They also went on to win the Best Overall Prize which is a fantastic achievement. Their project studied the Sugar Content in different drinks and they gathered very interesting evidence. Their project is displayed in the school to help educate the school community of the sugar contained in different juices and soft drinks. Congratulations also to their teacher, Mrs. D'Arcy.
We have recently got involved in an initiative run by the HSE entitled: The Health Promoting Schools Programme.
THe HPS Flag is presented by the HSE to schools as an acknowledgement of their work in improving the health of their school communities. It supports schools to focus on health and wellbeing and involve all members of the school community.
In conjunction with this, a questionnaire has been devised to gain a better understanding of students eating habits during the school day. We would greatly appreciate if Parents/Guardians and Students would complete this short questionnaire to support us in achieving our Health Promoting School Flag.
For more information or if you would like to get involved, please contact Ms. Boland, HPS Co-ordinator on 094-9256145.
Please click on the link below to access the survey.
TY Student Enterprise Awards
Congratulations to the "All About Autism" group, Freya O'Horo and Emma Loftus who won 1st Place in the Accounts Category in the Get Up and Go competition. The Competition was held in the Menlo Park Hotel in Galway on April 6th 2016. We would also like to congratulate their teachers Mrs. Foy and Mrs. Doyle.
"All About Autism" also received 3rd Place in the Mayo Final of the Student Enterprise Awards for their business "All about Autism".
"All About Autism" is a series of books that help people gain an understanding of Autism. Their first book "All about Autism" retails at €3 and their second book "Childrens Activity Book" retails at €4. Both can be purchased from the school and also through the "All About Autism" Facebook page.
On Monday March 7th, 2016, a group of 5th and Transition Year students travelled to Dublin to the Flag Collection Ceremony in Croke Park. Matthew Tolan, 5th Year Student was presented with our National Flag, the Tricolour.
The students also had the opportunity to take part in a Walking Tour of Dublin and visited some very famous historical sites such as Dublin Castle, The Garden of Rememberance, the GPO, Trinity College and Dublin City Hall. They also paid a visit to the Baldonnell Air Corps Base where the students enjoyed a tour of the museum and viewed aircraft taking off and landing. The students and teachers had a very enjoyable and informative day.
Congratulations to our Leaving Certificate Maths students Michael Connolly, Richard McHale, Rebecca McHale and Seamus Doherty who came 3rd in the All-Ireland Team Maths competition in NUI, Galway on Saturday March 5th 2016. Well done to the students and their teacher Mr. Willie Thornton.
TY Panto - Grease
Congratulations to our TY students who staged a very professional performance of Grease. Well done to all involved, it was a very enjoyable show.
Senior Girls Soccer - All-Ireland Semi-Finalists
Our Senior Girls Soccer Team were defeated in the Senior "B" Cup Semi-Final against St. Peter's from Passage West, Cork on Thursday 21st January 2016. The match took place in Ennis in Co. Clare. The final score was 3 - 2 to St. Peter's. We would like to wish St. Peter's well in the All-Ireland Final and congratulate our team on such a wonderful achievement in reaching the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
The Timetables for the 2016 Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate Examinations are now available on our Downloads page.
Standardisation of School Year
The Department of Education & Skills has published a Circular detailing the standardised breaks for Christmas, Easter and mid-term for the school years 2014/2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017. Please click here to download.
Team Maths 2016
All About Autism
2nd Year History Students visiting the Jackie Clarke Museum
Senior Girls Soccer Team - Connacht Champions 2016