Speech and Drama Exams

Over 200 boys from St Joseph’s took part in the Irish Board of Speech and Drama Exams this week in both communication skills and public speaking. Ms. Moloney worked with the boys on vocal projection and expression through their poetry performances and presentation skills through their speeches. They all made her very proud with the examiner Ms. June Nelson commenting on the high standard they all brought to the exam room. Special congratulations go to Ryan Whybrow (Ms. Harte), Sean McKiernan (Ms. Larmer), Vihan Neththsinghe (Ms. Maher) and Peter Daly (Ms. Gorman) who were our medal winners. Well done to all the boys. 

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Golf Winners

Congratulations to Charlie, Robert, Louis and Eoghan on winning the Castle Golf Club competition for primary schools. There were 40 other schools in the competition. Stars of the future in the making. 

Art Exhibition

Congratulations to all the boys for their wonderful creations on exhibit in the Parish Hall for the past 2 days. We have many talented artists in our school. Many thanks to the Parent Association for mounting the exhibition. It was a great event, enjoyed by all. 

If you did not get a chance to view the exhibition we have shared the art with you.

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Heroes Project Winners

Report by Darragh and Shane

We did our project on Michael Murphy. Darragh and his dad travelled up to Donegal on a 3 and a half hour journey and interviewed him.

We won a trophy because we went to Donegal and did a unique project on a great player. Anthony Daly gave it to us. He is a former Clare hurler and he captained them to 2 all Irelands and he managed Clare and Dublin.

 

 

Bord Gáis Award 2017 – Report

Bord Gàis Student Theatre Awards 2017

By Dylan G. G. and Leo G.

Recently, our class entered for the Bord Gàis Student Theatre Awards for the best short script and critique for a live performance. We were not selected for the best short script, but one of our classmates, Elliot Tuite was selected for the final three for the critique. It was our only hope. We anticipated the day, Wednesday, the 17th of May, 2017.

The day finally came; it was time for the winner to be announced. We left for the theatre at about 9:45. An hour-long bus journey later, we finally arrived. The build-up was intense. We did not expect the award for the critique to come so early on; it was the first one given! Nothing could have prepared us for the surprise. After the nominees were announced, it was time to announce the winner. Nervousness yet also excitement flowed through the theatre. The winner was… Elliot! The cheering was overwhelming. We were all filled with disbelief and happiness. The moment was perfect. Elliot was escorted like a champion down to where he accepted his award. After the next award (for the short script), we were met with an unexpected number from the musical Annie Junior. (More on that later) From then on, awards were given in groups of three with another musical number in between; including but not limited to Seussical the musical which was performed by St. Pius BNS, and Oliver performed by St. Mochta’s NS. The final three awards were the big ones, best play, best musical and the judges’ choice award. The four nominations for the best musical turned out to be the ones including the four short performances. The winner for that category was Oliver, which most of us agreed deserved to win, not saying that the other performances were not good. It is just that Oliver had one spark that won them the award. We left the theatre with smiles on our faces. It was a big day for us, one that we hope to remember for years to come.