The mission statement as displayed publicly states that:
St. Joseph’s is a Secondary School, under the trusteeship of CEIST, that welcomes all students.
Catholic Christian principles underline the philosophy of education in the School.
our school is a community seeking to develop the full potential of each student – intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, cultural and religious.
To achieve this, the School seeks:
to recognise and affirm individual skills and abilities through curricular and extra-curricular activities.
to encourage positive interaction and good communication among students, staff, parents and the wider community.
to provide a framework of support and care, which meets the needs of individual students and staff.
to dedicate ourselves to the ongoing development of our School.
The School aims to provide all students with an intimate knowledge and understanding of their religion through class work, discussion, prayer service, music, School retreats and class Masses. A Prayer Room is provided within the School. The School’s Catechist helps to co-ordinate the Religious Programme within the School.