Student Council Report – December 2020

At the student council meetings this year we have looked at many subjects such as Covid, coping with Covid, Internet safety and cyberbullying. We made posters on what things we like to do to distract us from Covid. We included things like playing sports, going out in the fresh air and playing on our Xbox. We sent our suggestions and photos of our projects to Dr. Tony Holohan who was very impressed with what he saw. On cyberbullying,  we went over the basics such as Stop Block and Tell, what platforms it is found on and we made posters on Internet safety. We hope everyone has a safe and peaceful Christmas.

Donnchadh and Ross  (Mr. Brennans 6th class)

 

 

 

Coding in St Joseph’s BNS

Hour of Code takes place on the 7th  to the 13th of December, but the boys of St Joseph’s can’t wait until then!  Ms. Harte’s Senior infants are having great fun with our new BeeBots, while across the school are using programming using Code.org. Boys from Senior Infants to 6th class can access their code.org class page through the Pupils’ Webpage here

Watch this space for some Dance Party projects!

 

SCHOOL GARDEN NEWS

 

We have been very busy in the school garden. We prepared the inner bed for winter growth. We planted purple garlic and elephant garlic. We hope to have a crop in late spring. We also have  Amaryllis bulbs starting to grow in our window sills. Some have produced their dramatic flowers already. They were kindly donated by Mark Caslin. Thanks so much, we love them.
Bn Uí Loingsigh also helped the boys plant ‘Spring surprises’ around the church bell,  We wonder what will pop up come February/March.
Our sensory garden has treated us to the calming smells of lavender, and a wide range of tastes including sage, mint, thyme and rocket. Winter plans include new raised beds and upgrading of the pathways around our sensory garden. If anybody has access to spare flagstones or gravel we would love to hear from you! (Room 14, Rang 3)

 

Green Team Meeting

Our Green school team had its first socially distant outside meeting today with Ms Ryan and Mr O’Doherty. The Marine Environment is the next flag we would like to get. Today we discussed marine environments and what we can do to protect them.  The committee will work with the teachers and classes to reduce plastic usage in lunches.  We will encourage discussion on marine environments and their preservation.  We will also let our classes know about a poster competition called ‘Clean Marine’.

Active Schools 2020


We are taking part in an active challenge from today November 9th until December 4th as part of our Active School Initiative.  Our Active Team met with Ms. Tynan to come up with ideas on what we could do for active breaks every day.  Some of those include Joe Wicks 5 minute exercise breaks, Go Noodle, Bizzy Breaks and 10@10 (RTE).  Best of luck everyone and get active!