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This week is the 2017 European Week of Sport and Physical Activity and here in St. Joseph´s we have an exciting week planned culminating in National Fitness Day on Friday when some boys will be taking on the teachers in a sports challenge! St. Joseph´s was recently nominated for the #BeActive Education Award by the Irish Sports Council and narrowly missed representing Ireland at the European awards in conjunction with this week.

We are continuing a long tradition in St. Joseph´s by running a 3rd and 4th class football league in the first term. It started yesterday and will continue for the next four Wednesdays, weather permitting. Some present football Dublin superstars (Eoghan O´Gara and Denis Bastick) played their first football matches in this league many years ago. Thanks to Mr. Concannon for organising, the other teachers who helped supervise and the 6th class boys who are refereeing. Click below to see more photos.

We are delighted to have been nominated for the #BeActive Education Award by the Irish Sports Council. This is a European award to coincide with the European Week of Sport and National Fitness Day at the end of September. Click on the photo below to see some of the best photos from our Active Weeks and other activities over the last few years.

Our teachers are also an active bunch and Ms. Byrne’s Sligo team will be battling for a place in Croke Park on All-Ireland final Day when they play Tyrone in the semi-final on Saturday Sept. 2nd. The match will be broadcast live on TG4 at 3pm. We wish her the best of luck.


The #BeActive Awards competition is a central element of the annual
European Week of Sport and has been created to support projects and
individuals dedicated to the promotion of sport and physical activity
across Europe.
There are three award categories: #BeActive Education
Award, #BeActive Workplace Award & #BeActive Local Hero Award
In July 2017, St Joseph’s applied for the #BeActive Education Award.
The National Coordinating Body Sport Ireland nominated three entries across
the three award categories. St Joseph’s BNS, Terenure was chosen to
represent Ireland in the #BeActive Education Award. The selection
committee stated that there was a high level of interest in the award this year
with a number of particularly strong applications. They stated that they were
particularly impressed by the inclusive nature and the overall impact of our
efforts in St Joseph’s BNS.
Soon the European Commission will contact the National Coordinators
and EWoS Partners regarding the finalists. A representative of each
finalist will be invited to attend the Awards Gala on 12 October 2017 in
Marseille (France).

We want to say a special welcome to our two new classes of fantastic Junior Infants who started school today and had a fun first day with Ms. Mulhall and Ms. Harte. We look forward to seeing them grow and develop over the next eight years. Meanwhile we welcome everyone else back to school to and say “Enjoy!”

School is reopening Thursday August 31st at 8.50 a.m.

We look forward to welcoming our new pupils in Junior Infants and in our other classes. They will start school at a later time of 9.15 on Thursday morning to help them settle in.

We hope everyone had an enjoyable summer break and is energised and ready for a new school year of learning.

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