THE pupils and staff of St Joseph’s Grammar School in Donaghmore are celebrating their first place ranking in Belfast Telegraph 2014 league table, maintaining the school’s status as one of the most consistent, high achieving grammars in the country.
Principal of St Joseph’s Grammar, Mr Enda Cullen, praised the hard work ethic and dedication of the Donaghmore pupils.
“Everyone in St Joseph’s Grammar is delighted that our students have fulfilled their potential and achieved terrific results”, continued the Principal.
“They are a wonderful group of young people and they have contributed immensely to school life and have always conducted themselves in a manner for which their parents should be proud.”
Mr Cullen also acknowledged the role played in the success by all the staff in the school.
He explained: “While our results are brilliant, St Joseph’s Grammar is much more than a results factory. “We strive to develop well rounded young people who will be the leaders of our society in the future.
“I would like to take this opportunity to praise all the staff in the school for their dedication and devotion to ensuring that all aspects of the pupil’s education in this school is first class.”
St Joseph’s in Donaghmore is a voluntary grammar school with approximately 640 pupils.
Situated on the former Lyle estate, the school was founded over 90 years ago by the Daughters of the Cross.
Previously a girls only school, St Joseph’s Grammar became co-educational from September 2003 and has been earmarked for significant development.
Earlier this year, the Education Department confirmed that the school’s bid for additional accommodation under the “School Enhancement Programme” had been among those chosen for development over the next two years.