After a week of maths the 6th classes, Ms. Bleahene and Mr. Brennan, win the Target Board challenge beating every other school in Ireland. Ms Molloy’s 4th class, after a late start came in 5th overall in Ireland. The boys worked really hard and the success of the weeks maths could be summarised in the one overheard comment ‘I never knew that maths could be so much fun’

p1140178Working hard at Target Boards for Maths Week


This is maths week in Ireland. As part of our numeracy strategy we have many engaging activities for the boys in St. Joseph’s. Each pupil has been provided with passwords to access each of the following using any device with internet access. We would encourage pupils to avail of this opportunity to use ICT to improve their mathematical skills. 

  • ThatQuiz (Links on the school website) for classes from Senior Infants to 6th.
  •   Khan Academy   – 2nd to 6th class
  • Mangahigh  – 1st to 6th Class.

The senior football team were unfortunately beaten in the quarter finals. You can see a photographic account of their campaign here or at

Thanks to Mr Ring and Patrick for their photographs


If you are a past pupil of St. Joseph’s and would like to be made aware of  events in relation to our 150 year celebrations please fill in and submit the form below and we will contact you.  We do plan to have an event for the past pupils of the school. If you are in contact with other past pupils, please ask them to supply their details as well.

St Joseph’s BNS

Report by Luca and Will

In Ms Molloy’s 4th class we made gardens in boxes. This project was for religion and it was all about how God created the world from nothing and we created our gardens from shoeboxes and household objects. Some people used soil flowers and other plants even one boy made his out of sweets. We had one week to make these similar to God. Here are some pictures.


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.

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