Welcome to St. Joseph's Primary School Ballymartin.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. The purpose of the website is to communicate with our present pupils and parents, our school community and parish, our prospective parents and to our wider audience both at home and abroad.
We are a progressive and innovative Catholic Primary School which provides a happy, challenging, busy and vibrant learning environment for all.
St. Joseph’s is a co-educational school situated within the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church in Ballymartin Village overlooking the Mourne Mountains and the Irish Sea. With over 93 pupils it is extremely well equipped with the latest interactive whiteboards in every classroom.
We are steeped in our Irish Culture with Irish Language being developed throughout the school through the Modern Language Initiative. Gaelic games and music play important roles in the development of our children. We have close links with the Ballymartin GAC club and receive Gaelic coaching from them throughout the year. The children also receive Gaelic coaching from the Ulster GAA (Fundamental Movement) and the County Down Cumann na mBunscoil.
I hope you enjoy browsing through the pages of our website and that it will inspire and encourage you to make an appointment to visit and soak up the warm welcoming ethos and atmosphere. If your child is ready to start primary school in September 2017 or you are moving to the area we would be very happy to guide your decision on their future education.
Mr J Kelly