Tea day fundraiser for MND

5th year students are organising a tea day fundraiser for MND, today, Monday, 27th March in the school hall from 11-1. All support gratefully appreciated.  Well done to the students and their teacher, Ms.Mc Dermott for all the hard work.

Hurling achievement

Well done to Killian Gallagher, TY student who has made the Mayo Hurling panel for the 2023 All-Ireland U20 B Championship. 

Parent teacher meeting

1st & 6th year parent teacher meeting next Tuesday, 28th March 2023 4:15-6:45pm. Classes will finish at 3:35pm. 


Home Economics week

The Home Economics Week activity for Friday is: Spotlight on Home Economics . . . .  

Do you want to be a Home Economics Teacher . . . .  heres how!!  See pictures.

Home Economics week

The Home Economics Week activity for Thursday is: A Fashion Design Competition.  

Upcycling & recycling are not just for food packaging or plastic  we can easily upcycle our old clothes.  

With this in mind,  students are asked to create a design of how they would upcycle an old white t-shirt, being as creative as possible.  Any student interested should check out the Home Economics Notice Board at school or speak to Ms. O'Hara for all the details.   


Well done to Ethel, Mia, Alice, Amy, Robyn agus Alisha on being awarded the DEIS scholarship to the Gaeltacht this summer

First year boys soccer

Congratulations to the first year boys who were victorious in their Connacht quarter final versus Glenamaddy today. The boys fought hard to hold their lead and eventually won on a score-line of 2 goals to 1. They now progress to the Semi-finals. Day and date to be confirmed. Well done also to their coach, Mr.Doherty.

U-14 girls basketball

Congratulations to the U-14 girls who played Foxford today on a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-12. Well done to all involved.

Home Economics week:

Home Economics week:

The Home Economics Week activity for Wednesday isA Brain Teaser!!  

A Food related Dingbat has been posted on the Home Economics Notice Board in school  the first person to get all 6 correct will win a prize!  

LC Orals Timetable

Here is the timetable for various exams at the school over Easter

Student prize

Well done to Kira Horkan, 6th year, who won a hamper sponsored by Crossan Hair and Beauty, at the recent Careers day in Castlebar, organised by MSLETB. 

TY Feast Ireland workshop

Thanks to Devon for completing a very informative workshop with the TY students today. They really enjoyed it. 


FEAST is a social enterprise working to improve food education in Ireland.

Created in early 2018 by food provocateur, speaker and author Devin O' Sullivan, FEAST has gone on to become a national leader in food education.

Home Economics week

"This week is Home Economics Week in school - this coincides with World Home Economics Day  today Tuesday 21st March.   The theme of World Home Economics Day 2023 is "Waste Literacy".  


We will be having some fun activities throughout the week to showcase different aspects of Home Economics.  

 The Home Economics Week activity for Tuesday is: To Design a Poster explaining:


    • how we can reduce food waste (this could be at home or at school)
    • Highlight why someone should pick Home Economics as a subject at school
There will be a prize for the best Poster in each category. Any student interested should check out the Home Economics Notice Board at school or speak to Ms. O'Hara for all the details.   


St Patrick's Day Parade

Some photos from today’s parade. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig díobh go léir ️️

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Comhghairdeas le gach duine a ghlac páirt i dtráth na gceist #seachtainnagaeilge inniu. 

Tea for SVP

St Joseph’s Community College Hosts Tea Day Fundraiser for MND

5th year students in St Joseph’s Community College Charlestown is hosting a tea day fundraiser for Motor Neuron Disease (MND) on Monday, March 27th from 11am to 1pm at St. Joseph's Community College Hall as part of their St. Vincent de Paul Youth for Justice Project.

Motor Neuron Disease is a debilitating condition that affects the nerve cells responsible for controlling movement, speech, and breathing. There is currently no cure for MND, and treatment options are limited.

The event aims to raise awareness and funds for MND research and support services. Members of the community are invited to join the fundraiser, enjoy a cup of tea and delicious treats, and donate to the cause.

"We wanted to do something meaningful to support those affected by MND," said Mrs Stacey McDermott, teacher. "We hope this event will raise awareness and funds for research and support services and bring the community together for a good cause."

The SVP Youth for Justice Project programme encourages young people and Young SVP groups to get involved in their local communities, improve the lives of others, and gain a better understanding of SVP and social justice.

"We are proud to support the fifth years and the SVP Youth for Justice Project in their efforts to raise funds for this wonderful cause” said John Bones, Acting Principal , St. Joseph's Community College. "We invite everyone to join us for a cup of tea and help us raise funds for a cause that affects so many people."

For more information on the SVP Youth Project please visit

First Year vaccinations

Those availing of the HSE vaccination will do so from 8:55 on Thursday. Students may wear their PE uniform for this day.

TY - Student Enterprise Awards

Congratulations to 3 of our TY students, Abby, Nicole and Saoirse Anne for coming third, in the senior category, at the Student Enterpruse Awards today in Ballina, with their company "Tasty Treats". We are very proud of the girls! Well done. 

DEIS Gaeltacht scholarships

There are a number of Gaeltacht scholarships available in DEIS schools for the summer of 2023. These are separate from the MSLETB scholarships which will be announced soon. If students have booked a place in the Gaeltacht, they are eligible to apply for a grant of up to €850. Further information can be found at:

FAQ-Scolaireachtai-DEIS-2023.pdf (

Those interested in applying should email the following details: name of college, their email address, starting and finishing dates to [email protected]

6th year visit out

6th year students attended an expo on further education yesterday in Breaffy house,  organised by the MSLETB. Thanks to Ms.Coleman for bringing them. 

6th year study skills

6th year students attended a study skills session delivered by NUIG, in school today. Thanks to Ms.Coleman for organising. 

TY boxercise

Thanks to Adrian Sheerin from Sheer Fitness for completing a boxercise workshop with the TY students. They really enjoyed it.

History students nominated at the Mayo County Council Cathaoirleach’s Awards

Congrats to our fifth years who attended the Mayo County Council Cathaoirleach’s Award in Breaffy House.

They were nominated in the category of contribution to local heritage. Martin Neary Woodland Park was the other nomination from Charlestown. Well done to all involved.

Well done guys

Peter and Christian spent their midterm helping in an orphanage in Sierra Leone. Great work guys!

ETB Week

SJCC is a multi denominational school. All faiths and none are welcome and celebrated in our inclusive community #etbethos #etbiday

Soccer photos

Photos from yesterday’s semi final 

Hard luck lads!

Hard luck to our junior soccer team who lost out to a strong Crosshaven side in Limerick today. They’ve done us proud all year and have achieved so much. Best of luck to Coláiste Muireann in the final

JCT Cluster Day

School will be closed to students this Thursday, March 2nd, to faciliate Junior Cycle training for staff

Junior all Ireland semi final soccer

Best of luck to mr Gallagher and the lads as they set off for Limerick

TY Mobile Music workshop

Transition Year students participated in a Mobile Music workshop today. They really enjoyed it.

TY Self Defense Workshop

Thanks to Alex from Personal Safety Ireland for completeing a very informative workshop for the Transition Year students. This workshop is always a highlight of the year for the students.

Home Economics students visit Noo Chocolates

“Home Economics students had a fantastic hands-on workshop at Noo Chocolates & all came away with some delicious samples as a reward for the hard work” Thanks to Ms.O'Hara for organising. 

TY Jiving teens workshop

Thanks to Sandra Ganley from Jiving Teens who completed a dancing workshop today with the Transition Years.

U17B Boys Final

Congratulations and well done to the students who won the Connacht Boys U17 B Final today against Abby Community College of Boyle. 4-3 after extra  time. After going 1-0 down early in the first half, 2 goals from Peter Horan put St. Joe's back in front at HT. Abby Community College came back and went 3-2 in the second half before Paddy Joe Dunleavy leveled it up to send it to Extra-Time. A late second half ET penalty from Peter Horan saw Joe's home.Well done to all the involved and the coach Mr.Gallagher for all his hard work.We are very proud of you.

TY Rootine Hairdressing Workshop

Thanks to Ann O'Reilly from Rootine Hairdressing who completed a workshop with the Transition Year students on Friday, 3rd February. They thoroughly enjoyed it.

Enrolment 2023/24

Enrolment applications can still be sent to the school. In order to ensure we have adequate time to plan for next year, please ensure all forms have been submitted by February 10th. Forms are available online or from the school's office. Please contact the the school if you've any queries

Absentee Notes

Please find attached some information on how to keep up to date on your son/daughter's absences using the school app.

U14 football

A big well done to our U 14 girls and their coach Ms Halligan on a big victory today against St Joseph's l, Castlebar

New soccer jerseys

Pictured are members of our senior soccer team with mr Gallagher. Thanks to O'Reilly's for the jerseys. They look great