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St Josephs Primary School Carnacavill
Christmas Jumper Day 18th December (We will also have a big red visitor!!) | Online Applications for September 2020 Reception and Primary One Open Tuesday 7th January 2020. Check Website for further details
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ON LINE Admissions for September 2020

Online Digital Admissions for September 2020

Key points

  • The Education Authority will accept and process applications for Reception and primary school places online for the September 2020 intake.


  • Applications for admission to Reception and Primary One will open on Tuesday 7th January 2020 at 10.00am and close for punctual applications on Thursday 30th January 2020 (midnight).


  • Please note that places are not allocated on a first come, first served basis and applications will only be considered after the closing date. Further information is available on the EA website under the Admissions section at - for further assistance.

Or follow the link below for a short tutorial video

  • Digital (online) will be the main option to be used. A paper application may be available from school where a parent cannot access the online system.
  • If parents have difficulty with internet access. We will provide access to the online application portal in school upon request. Parents applying for a place in St. Joseph’s are welcome to contact the principal to arrange this.
  • Parents will be advised that birth certificates and any verifying documents specified in admission criteria should be submitted to their first preference school shortly after the closing date for applications.
  • The EA is developing support materials for use with parents. These will include a range of materials to help parents apply online. It is planned to release these over the coming weeks.


We are here to help.

Please call the school office or call in and we can assist you with the online process.

Please ensure we have your full contact details so we can keep you up to date on the application process.



New Football Kit Sponsorship by AJC Group

St Joseph’s are delighted to take delivery of a complete football kit kindly sponsored by local business men Chris and Michael Clarke of The AJC Group.

The school are very thankful to the Clarke brothers for their support not only in this sponsorship deal but for all the support they offer St. Joseph’s through the year.

Pictured are Mr Stephen Knight PE Coordinator, Miss Lorna Mallon kit designer, Chris Clarke AJC Group and Chris McCann Principal.

(Photo Mourne Observer)


Stunning Views of Carnacaville

Thank you to Gavin Martin of Magnetic North Drone Photography for providing such splendid views of our school grounds and stunning surroundings.



Latest News

6th Dec 2019
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29th Nov 2019
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27th Nov 2019
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10th Nov 2019
The boys and in girls in Primary One enjoyed their autumn walk in Tollymore Forest...

Upcoming Events...

Wednesday, 11th December 2019
Primary 1 & Primary 2 Nativity Play (6:45pm in The School Hall)
Thursday, 12th December 2019
Primary 7 to Belfast Christmas Market and Grand Opera House Panto (9:00am - 4:30pm)
Monday, 16th December 2019
Schools Carol Service (7:00pm Church of the Assumption Newcastle )
Wednesday, 18th December 2019
Christmas Jumper Day (A certain Festive Visitor will Join us !!!!)
Thursday, 19th December 2019
Christmas Raffle Draw to take place at school Assembly today
Friday, 20th December 2019
School closes at 12 noon for all pupils (NO BUS TODAY)
Saturday, 21st December 2019
School Closed
Monday, 23rd December 2019
School Closed
Tuesday, 24th December 2019
School Closed
Wednesday, 25th December 2019
School Closed
Thursday, 26th December 2019
School Closed
Friday, 27th December 2019
School Closed
Monday, 30th December 2019
School Closed
Tuesday, 31st December 2019
School Closed
Wednesday, 1st January 2020
School Closed
Thursday, 2nd January 2020
School Closed
Friday, 3rd January 2020
School Closed
Monday, 6th January 2020
School Reopens for Spring Term