About our school

Our Vision

Our vision is that St Joseph's is a school at the heart of the community and that community is at the heart of the school.

As a small, rural primary school we are very fortunate to be fully immersed into life in our community. We strive to establish strong links with all the various clubs and associations connected to the parish of Strangford & Kilclief.

The partnership between school, home and parish is paramount to our success as a school connected to its community.


Mission Statement

In St Joseph’s Primary School we aim to provide a safe, caring, happy and stimulating environment for each and every one of the children in our care. We set very high yet realistic expectations for all our pupils and we encourage them to work hard and achieve their full potential.

Our parents are key partners in laying the foundations for future learning in our school. As a Catholic school the Board of Governors and Staff are firmly committed to promoting the spiritual, moral, academic, social, physical, and aesthetic development of all our children.

Since opening in 1964, our pupils have enjoyed success not only academically but also in a wide range of other areas. Our children are encouraged and challenged to explore their interests and strengths in a warm and friendly atmosphere.