Archive for April 2016

Dance with me – Get Active Week in St. Joseph’s

Mr. O’Flynn’s class teach their moves and have ‘dance off’ with the boys and girls from Barcelona

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Our friends from Sant Ignasi school in Barcelona arrived on Tuesday for their annual visit to St. Josephs. We look forward to a week of many and varied activities.
Tuesday was a very active day as they participated in a tag rugby blitz in Terenure College organised by Leinster Rugby. Mr Brennan’s class also took part as well as pupils from Terenure College, Ballyroan and St. Pius X. It was a very well organised event with some future rugby stars on show.
Tommy, coach with Faughs’ Hurling Club, introduced the Catalan pupils to hurling and the boys in 3rd class showed them how to code in Scratch.

Flexibility and Agility on show during Active Wise Walk in VEC grounds

Great fun was had by all !!!

The 2016 Terenure Spring Drama competition contained four schools in the final , one of which was the boys  of Room 10 ,St Josephs . Their play was called “ Bus Stopping “, a comedy drama about four very different ladies waiting patiently and impatiently for a bus to come . The result is some unforeseen consequences . The boys gave a sensational performance on the night and ended the play with a song and dance number that brought the house down . The didn’t win unfortunately but as they were the first fourth class ever to reach the final it gave testament to their level of acting abilities. A few weeks later on from the tension of the final , the boys performed the play in the hall of Presentation Girls School for the parents of St Josephs . What made this event so special was that all donations given on the night went to the worthy cause of Aoife Beary , the girl injured in the balcony accident in Berkely California . Over one thousand euros was raised and the night was a resounding success . Everyone a winner . Many  thanks to all who gave their support on the night and to Ms Hume for the use of their super hall and school . Next year’s drama is almost ready to go to press. Watch this space !

Get Active Week: St Joseph’s are running a Get Active and Healthy Programme for 8 school days beginning with the Community Walk in the VEC grounds on the 17th April.

This will be followed by a rugby blitz on Tuesday 19th April for our senior pupils, with other schools in the area and our visiting students from Barcelona. Wednesday the 20th April is when the whole school engages in as much physical activity as possible and every day from then on until April 29th will be bursting with fun activities for the pupils to raise their heart rates, and awareness of the importance of keeping fit and healthy.

The pupils are delighted to learn that tracksuits will replace uniforms for the 8 fun filled days.   Activities will include: creating our own Joey’s Active Flag which will grow as we add more and more events, creating our own games and demonstrating them to other classes, taster sessions from local sports’ clubs, skipathons, yoga sessions, running laps daily, early morning exercises, lunchtime games, walk to school competition, reaction games, flash mob, limbo and plank challenges, and much much more!

There will a focus on healthy eating which will involve cookery demonstrations, healthy eating talks for pupils and parents and a scrumptious superfood lunch box competition.

Can’t wait to get moving!!!



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