The Gaelic football league for third and fourth classes is currently ongoing on Wednesday afternoons. Each day we facilitate close to seventy boys playing for their favourite county teams and having lots of fun in the process. The matches, organised by Mr. Concannon,  are  refereed by sixth class pupils and are supervised by teachers. Every pupil involved will receive a medal – win, lose or draw.

Garda Band from St. Joseph’s BNS on Vimeo.
 Cathal K. showed his conducting skills.

This school year we are celebrating our sesquicentennial year of providing primary school education for the boys of Terenure.  In other words, we are 150 years old!  Our school was founded on November 5th, 1866 and it was called Roundtown Boys’ National School.  We are planning many events and activities throughout this school year. Keep checking out our website for updates.
The plan is to have a threefold celebration:
1) November (7th – 11th) 2016: A weeklong celebration with our present day pupils
2) St Joseph’s Parish will come together with the boys’ and girls’ schools to celebrate their joint 150th anniversary on the Feast day of St Joseph, March 19th 2017.
3) Past pupil reunion: Early Spring.
If you have any photos, stories or artefacts from days gone by connected to St Joseph’s BNS, could you please drop in with them to us so we can record and display copies for all to see.  If it is easier to send scanned pictures of items and photos please send them to with a little note detailing who,  when, where and what you are sending us.   We are looking forward to hearing your stories etc. and believe that they will make history come alive for our boys.
At our welcome assembly, we launched our celebratory year in style with the full Garda band ensemble!  The boys were entertained with a mixture of music and song: they danced, clapped and sang their hearts out.  We want to thank the Garda band for helping us mark the beginning of this very special year.


Welcome to our new Junior Infant classes. All the boys have settled in well to their classes and we hope that they will enjoy the next eight years in St. Joseph’s 

jun_inf_2016_1Bean Uí Loingsigh’s Junior Infants jun_inf_2016_3Ms. Murphy’s Junior Infants

The boys in St. Joseph’s met Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Paul O’Connell at the launch of the IRFU / Aldi ‘Play Rugby’ Programme.  The aim is encourage children to exercise and eat healthily. The programme hopes to increase the number of children participating in the initiative to 100,000 by 2018.

See video of launch here

Welcome back to the pupils, teachers and parents of St. Joseph’s

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