Last week, we had the first ever indoors athletics Primary schools’ event at the magnificent new arena in Abbottstown. St Joseph’s were represented by boys from 5th and 6th class who all performed very well. Medallists were Luke-bronze in the 600m, Alex-silver in the shot and gold for our excellent relay team (Aaron, Liam, Tom and Dillon). Photos Video

Le coicís anuas bhí ocáidí eagsúla ar siúil sa scoil le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. I measc iad súid bhí ceachtanna rince, cuairt ó ghrúpa ceoltóirí tradisiúnta agus tráth na gceist i nGaeilge. Ár mbuíochas leis na múinteoirí a d´éagraigh gach rud.
We had a variety of events in the school to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge. These included Irish dancing lessons, quizzes and a visit from a group of traditional musicians. Thanks to the teachers who organised everything.

Well done to all the boys, led by Ms. Maher and Ms. O’Riordan, who performed so well at Córfhéile in Tallaght last Thursday.

Celebrating engineering and science

As part of Engineer’s Week both third classes visited Marsh’s Library and had lots of fun with experiments of all kinds. Other classes completed the Engineers Challenge Pack where they engaged in the Engineer Design Process. They asked questions such as: What is the challenge? What are some solutions, Can we plan and create? and finally What could work better, can we improve? The boys also learned about Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer and Software Engineering.

Trip Report

Thanks to Jerry, Mark, Roger and Dave for helping to make it safe for our return to school on Monday 5th March. After a few hours of digging, and a check on the electric, heating, water supply, drains and potential flood/leak preparations put in place we are quite confident that the school is fit for purpose and ready to open Monday morning at 8.50 am. There will be no access to the yards tomorrow so please follow all prepared walkways and head straight into class upon arrival at the school in the morning.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

There is a Status Red warning for Dublin and the Department of Education and Skills has directed schools in Dublin to close. Given the disruption to transport and the safety risks involved because of blizzard like conditions due to hit Leinster, the school is to remain closed on Thursday March 1st and Friday March 2nd. Stay safe and stay warm. Further updates will be posted if necessary.

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