We received our Active School Flag today – the boys in Ms. Tynan’s class were delighted that all their hard work, with the Active School team and all our pupils in our other classes had been recognised.
All the hard work put in by our ASF committee paid off! A big thank you to all our boys for their enthusiasm, our staff for their commitment, our families for their patience and support, and our wonderful teacher Ms Fiona Tynan who coordinated the whole project. Super job by all.ASF Certificate St Josephs Boys NS (1)
Today we submitted our Active School Flag application.
Have a look through our Powerpoint which summarises all our efforts to be happy and active!
We are really looking forward to getting back to our local sports’ clubs. The boys in 5th and 6th class did a survey for the Active School team. As you can see, we have very active boys!
For the past 2-3 weeks as restrictions have lessened, we are delighted to be getting back in partnership with our local clubs.
Thank you Kevin, our local GAA Templeogue Synge St football club coach who trains all of our infants in ball skills one day a week.
Thank you Tommy from our local GAA hurling club Faughs who teaches hurling to our 1st and 2nd class boys for 2 days every week.
Thank you Fintan from Cricket Leinster who trains our boys in 5th and 6th class mid week.
And finally, we are delighted to welcome Gareth back next week, to teach tag rugby to our 3rd and 4th class boys. Gareth is the community rugby officer for DCC South Central.
We are very grateful to our local clubs for being in partnership with us in St. Joseph’s BNS.
We are also looking forward to getting back to our swimming lessons in Templeogue Swimming Pool, but we will have to wait until the public health guidelines let us know it is safe to do so.
Well done to all our classes who during National Active Schools Week (from infants to sixth class) ran everyday and visited all the places mapped out for this challenge! We are so proud of our boys. We want to thank Ms Tynan and the Active School Team for the motivation to keep going! Certificates and homework vouchers were presented to all.
For National Active Schools week, 1st and 2nd classes were delighted to welcome back Tommy O’Mahony , Gaelic Promotions Officer from our local Faugh’s hurling club. As restrictions have eased slightly, Tommy is now coming to our school on Monday and Tuesday taking 2 classes each day in a safe and socially distanced manner. The boys had great fun! Thank you Tommy!
As usual we celebrate Active School for 2 weeks in early June but we also do our part for National Active School Week. We have just completed our design for our school walkway and for this week we will try out some of the ’30 Ways to Use Your WALKWAY’ booklet. We will most definitely cover the following thanks to Ms Tynan and her class for their hard work getting all sorted for us:
▶ Walkway Orienteering
▶ Walkway Addition
▶ Walkway Multiplication
▶ Walkway Sentences
▶ Walkway Alphabetical Organisation
▶ Walkway Handwriting
▶ Walkway Reading Suggestions
▶ Walkway Dictionary Search
▶ Walkway Mindfulness
▶ Walkway Quiz
— we intend to get very creative! We will be sharing your Walkway photos and videos here and on Twitter @stjosephsbns
What a week! We finished our Marine exploration today with videos on octopuses, a rather sad video on face masks in the ocean made by a secondary school pupil and a final video on plastics in the ocean, which is more uplifting! Thanks to all for their efforts – some of which you can see below! We are all looking forward to brighter sunny days when we can visit some of the beautiful beaches around Ireland. Enjoy our sea shanty!
At the start I was excited to go to Microsoft Dreamspace but because of Covid we unfortunately were not able to go. Instead we had to do a zoom. I thought it wasn’t going to be good but it turned out to be really fun. DreamSpace was a really cool coding experience and I learned a lot about coding and I recommend it to anyone who is into coding. At the beginning of the Zoom they showed us the massive building and the Dreamspace room was based on Minecraft. It was awesome. I would love to work there some day when I get a job. They showed us a really cool digital waterfall with LED lights. It was incredible. There were loads of shops and cafés and the food was super cheap. We got to make our very own video game on their cool website. The people that showed us around, answered all of our questions and were super nice. The video games turned out really well and I made an awesome video game out of code while learning at the same time.
By Charlie & Sam (Mr Brennan’s 6th class)