Hurling and Healthy Lifestyles

We were delighted to welcome two physiotherapy students from UCD to talk to the boys from 3rd to 6th classes about exercise and healthy eating. Ben  Kirwan and Kieran Purcell gave very informative and useful presentations. Many thanks to them. 

Tommy, the hurling coach, came in to give the classes a ‘taster session’ in hurling. The infants classes showed great promise and we can expect that many of them will represent the school in Croke Park in the future.

physio talk tommy

Circuits

Mr Ring, assisted by parents have set up circuits this week for all classes. This is another part of our Active Living Week. The boys are set tasks and each post is monitored by a parent from the school.

Barcelona Pupils Visit

Today we welcomed our friends from Sant Ignasi School in Barcelona. They have visited our school each year for the past 5 years. It is always brings  great excitement to St. Joseph’s. It is the only time we have girls in our classrooms.

Ms Bleahene’s class welcomed them and they played games in ‘get to know you’ session. Many thanks to Ms. Bleahene and Ms O’Riordan for organising this for the boys and girls. The pupils were then introduced to the finer skills of hurling by Tommy, our hurling coach.

They are looking forward to being hosted by families in the school this afternoon. Many thanks to to the families for offering to host the pupils.

 

Healthy Eating Active Living Week

This week we are celebrating Healthy Eating Active Living. We have a week packed with activities for all the boys. Skippy John introduced the boys in all classes to skipping for fun and sport skipping. Some boys showed great flair, great footwork and coordination. Skippy John emphasised the fact that ‘skipping is not just for girls’

Other activities for the week include:

  • Bushy Park Community Walk on Sunday 26th April
  • Walk to school week
  • Drop everything and dance
  • Bizzy Breaks
  • Speakers from UCD Sports Science
  • Skippy John
  • We target to do an hour of physical activity every day
  • Spring Walk in Bushy Park for forest trails, river bank walk
  • Parents are asked to bring the children on activities to Bushy Park
  • Taster classes – pupils are introduced to yoga, rugby, circuits, hurling, cricket, football

Who’s involved?

  • Pupils
  • Sports Stars
  • Past Pupils
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Families
  • Coaches