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St. Joseph's Primary School, Galbally, Dungannon Co Tyrone

Mission Statement / Vision

St. Joseph's Primary School is a Catholic Maintained school serving the Galbally Community. We are committed to the aims of Catholic education and strive to provide for the spiritual, emotional and academic needs of our children.

We have a caring school where everyone is valued and respected, and where the whole  school community shares a common aim; to do the very best for all the children in our care.

We encourage everyone to be part of our school. Our success depends on the co-operation between pupils, staff, parents, Governors and the wider parish community.

We aim to create an environment where everyone feels safe, secure and happy in his/her school life. Trust, respect and value of the individual child are seen as essential in promoting self-esteem, self-confidence and mutual respect.

We see a child's time at our school as a special time in his/her life; a time of value in its own right; a time for experiencing care and love. We want every child to be happy at St. Joseph's, to do his/her best and to recognised and valued for themselves encouraging them to become worthy citizens capable of making a contribution to society.


St. Joseph's primary School promotes high achievement and learning for life by working with our children to:

  • Develop enquiring minds and a spirit of curiosity
  • Become highly motivated independent learners
  • Have high self-esteem, respecting themselves and others
  • Be able to work both independently and in co-operation with others
  • Reach their potential in all areas of the curriculum
  • Develop high levels in ICT skills


We believe each child will succeed through experiencing quality in:

  • An ethos of fairness, tolerance, compassion and forgiveness
  • A broad, balanced and challenging curriculum with high standards
  • A safe and stimulating learning environment
  • A rich, varied and up to date range of learning resources
  • Innovative teaching using a range of strategies and approaches
  • An ethos of support and encouragement to succeed
  • Positive and supportive pastoral systems
  • Strong learning partnerships between school, home and the wider community.