Principal’s Welcome

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

On behalf of the staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your child to our school.

St. Joseph’s N.S. (also known as Bekan N.S.) is a rural, co-educational primary school situated in Bekan village, Co. Mayo. The school currently has an enrolment of 164 pupils, a staff of six mainstream teachers, two special education teachers and three special needs assistants.

As a professional body of teachers, the staff are committed to working in partnership with parents to ensure every child reaches their full potential in a happy and stimulating learning environment. The school aims to promote full and harmonious development of all aspects of the child. We foster a love of learning, working to the best of one’s ability and developing a sense of respect and responsibility amongst our pupils.
Our wish is to educate children so that they are enabled to become balanced, well-rounded, self-confident, happy and co-operative young people. Respect for each individual within the school community is also a core value within St. Joseph’s N.S.

We are very proud of our students and our school, and we sincerely hope that every child will enjoy their time with us.

Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh siad

Marie McDonagh (Principal)