Christmas Newsletter 2020

To all our pupils, parents and the wider school community.  As we approach the Christmas break we would like to thanks you for your continued support and wish you all a very peaceful break – we’ve all earned it!

 

You can access our school Newsletter via the link below.

Xmas Newsletter 2020

We look forward to seeing you all healthy and hearty in 2021!

 

Harry Clarke Virtual Art Workshop

Third class recently had the opportunity to participate in a virtual workshop with the Hugh Lane Gallery exploring the work “The Eve of St. Agnes” by Harry Clarke. The artist Megan Scott provided a very interesting introduction to the work of Harry Clarke. The Gallery sent us sketch pads where we used Harry Clarke’s stained glass window “The Eve of St. Agnes” to inspire our own sketches. Meghan then taught us the technique of sgraffito to create our very own stained glass windows.

 

Dance Party Projects for Hour of Code

Our students have been getting creative with Coding!

Pupils from 3rd to 5th class have been doing Dance Party Projects on the Code.org platform. In this Course the boys learn to create dancers and programme their dance moves,  their size and colour, while changing the backgrounds and the choreography to match the music.

We think you’ll agree that they are impressive, We hope that you enjoy them as much as we did making them!

All of the Dance Choreography Projects can be seen here (click on a link to your class) 

Ms Rooney

Ms Tynan

Ms Byrne

Ms Molloy

Ms Maher

Some of our Dances!

  Firework by Alex (Ms Rooney’s Class)

 

 

If I Can’s have you by Hugh

(Ms Byrne’s Class)

 

     Take on Me by Bobby D (Ms Molloy’s Class)

 

 

Well done Eric!

Congrats to past pupil Eric O’Sullivan who made his debut for Ireland versus Scotland last Saturday. Eric plays for Ulster and can be seen here, top right, on our school football team in 2008. He is the third past pupil to recently play for Ireland following on Jack McGrath and Niyi Adeolokun.

‘Active Break Every Day’ November Challenge

Joey’s boys love to be active and so we took part in an active challenge for November. Every day from November 9th until December 4th each class in St Joseph’s was asked to have a ten minute active break. These active breaks were done indoors and outdoors including activities such as running, dancing, exercise breaks, etc. Every single class did an excellent job and the active breaks seen across the school were spectacular. Well done boys!!

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)