Admission Policy – Announcement

With the commencement of further sections of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018  – new Admission to school requirements apply to the enrolment of pupils for the 2021/2022 and subsequent school years. The school will publish its new Admission Policy approved by the Patron and its Annual Admission Notice on the 21st September, 2020.   This notice will state when the school will commence accepting applications and cease accepting applications.  The notice will also give the date by which applicants will be notified of the decision  and the period in which they must confirm acceptance of admission.   Our application form will be available  on our website from the 21st of September, 2020.

Covid-19 Response Plan- Updated 18th August

In accordance with the ‘Return to Work Safety Protocol’ issued by the Government, all employers are required to prepare a Covid-19 Response Plan. This applies to all BoMs of Primary schools. This version was published by the DES on the 27th July, 2020 and is a live document. It was last updated on the 18th August, 2020. It is to be used as is by all schools. All members of the school community should be made aware of where to read it. School staff are obliged to read it as part of their preparation for returning to work in the school building.     CovidResponsePlanDES

Bakeoff & Biodiversity

We´ve had some great fun with the last two weeks- we had our Active Week, Art week and Biodiversity Week where the local plants and wildlife were explored and many boys have developed gardening green fingers. One boy was missing school so much he made his own school with Lego! Finally we had our bakeoff and Mr. Reale has just announced that Charlie from Ms. Tynan´s class is the winner with his “Social Distancing” Cake!! Well done everyone!

‘Sports Day’ Week 

Wow, wow, wow what a week of fun and challenges that was!! Massive congratulations to all the boys that took part in our challenges ‘Try and beat the teacher’ and of course to our wonderful teachers who set the challenges.

Boys, you all did incredibly well. The amount of skill and talent in St Joseph’s is second to none. Everyone who sent in a video or a photo of themselves doing a challenge will be put into a draw for a prize in September. Best of luck to all of you.

Make sure to keep the active levels up over the summer. You are all champions…….next stop ‘The Olympics’!!!

Daily Exercise Challenges Results

Our two weeks of the Daily Exercise Challenge finished, and the results were as follows (Apologies for the late results!)

Week 1
1st Place 4th classes
2nd Place 3rd classes
3rd Place 1st classes.

Week 2
1st Place 3rd classes
2nd Place 4th classes
3rd Place 5th classes

Well done to all the boys who took part, you all did brilliantly!!!
The Winners have their PE/yard/homework vouchers are stored for next year.

Remember – this is our Active Sports Week – you can complete any of the challenges displayed on our padlet and beat the teachers!

Active Schools Padlet