Annual Gateway Christmas Party at St Paul’s

Members of the Gateway Club in Newry had their Annual Christmas Party on Thursday 10 December at St Paul’s. Organised by class 12/73, and their irrepresible form teacher, Mr Paddy McAvoy, this was a very successful and enjoyable night, with over a hundred people in attendance. Our school caretaker Mr Kevin Kearney supplied the music […]

Learning Support Centre, News, Staff, Students

Cycle Against Suicide #itsoknottofeelokay!

On Monday 7 September, over 1600 pupils along with staff from St Paul’s took part in an event to break the world record for the most people planking in one location. The event is part of Events Against Suicide, an initiative by the amazing Cycle Against Suicide Community during World Suicide Prevention Week. The aim […]

Events, News, Staff, Students

Formal fun for St Paul’s students

On Friday 4 September, our Year 14 students and their guests had a great night at their Annual Senior Formal which was held at the Carrickdale Hotel, Carricknarnon, County Louth. Over three hundred students, staff and their partners let their hair down for the night and celebrated their senior, and final year, as St Paul’s […]

Formal, News, Staff, Students

Tributes paid to retiring colleagues at St Paul’s

Staff at St Paul’s High School concluded the academic year with a fond farewell to two esteemed colleagues who are retiring, and by recognising staff members who are getting married during the summer months. Staff from the office at St Paul’s wish their colleague Miss Kathleen Moore well on her retirement from St Paul’s.  Pictured […]

News, Staff, Tribute

New equipment for St Paul’s Learning Support Centre

Principal of St Paul’s High School, Mr Jarlath Burns, and the staff of St Paul’s Learning Support Centre met with Mr Aidan Strain, Aidan Strain Electrical Engineering Ltd., to express their gratitude for his generous support in acquiring new equipment. The new equipment will be used to enhance the learning and teaching within Learning Support so […]

News, Staff, Students, Visits

‘Centre of Excellence’ Award for St Paul’s

Last week, St Paul’s Bessbrook was awarded Flagship Status as a school which promotes excellence in inclusion and the quality of its provision. It is the first post primary school in the area to achieve such an award and is well deserved recognition for how the school celebrates diversity and promotes the idea of ‘Quality […]

News, Staff, Students, Success

Year 14 students raise a whopping £5320!

As part of their coursework, Year 14 Physical Education students organised a Santa Run to raise much needed funds for St Paul’s International Projects. They also organised a Pitch and Putt Classic that took place at Cloghogue Pitch and Putt, Newry. All proceeds from this event went to the ‘Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust’. Between both […]

Events, Fundraising, International Projects, News, Staff, Students, Year 14

24 Hour Spinathon a massive success!

Spinning on a bicycle for more than twenty minutes is a challenge for most people, but what about keeping it going for twenty-four hours?  Well, that was the challenge undertaken by the pupils, staff, parents and community of St Paul’s in a huge whole-school effort to raise awareness and much needed funds for local cancer […]

Charity, Events, Fundraising, News, Staff, Students, Success

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015

Over the month of March, a host of activities for pupils of all ages to highlight Seachtain na Gaeilge and to promote our Irish language and culture throughout St Paul’s were organised. Year 8s competed in a poster competition and had a chance to gain a cúpla focal badge to show their achievement in Irish […]

Events, Gaeilge, News, Seachtain na Gaeilge, Staff, Students

St Paul’s students hit the high notes at Spring Concert

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh was the auspicious location for this year’s Spring Concert.  The event, which is always a highlight in the school calendar, showcased the incredible musical and choral talent at St Paul’s High School. Director of Music at St Paul’s, Mr Colm Murphy, introduced a packed programme of recitals, ensemble performances, and choral […]

Choir, Events, Music, News, Orchestra, Spring Concert, Staff, Students, Success

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