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Last week was Science Week and to celebate it we had several events in St. Joseph’s. Science jounalist Sean Duke of the Irish Times visited 4th classes on Monday and on Wednesday the parish hall was a hive of (noisy) activity as 1st to 6th classes showed off a variety of experiments to the whole school. Infant classes also did some exciting experiments with light and one class even made their own (sugar-free) sweets! Click for more photos.

 

Many thanks to all the boys for their shoeboxes. Team Hope collected over 100 presents from our school today! Your kindness will bring hope, lots of joy and excited laughter to children who are struggling in poverty or with the effects of conflicts in Eastern Europe.  

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to George Higgins, our school caretaker who died on Friday. We attended his funeral mass in St Agnes Church today to pray with his family and friends.
We will miss George so much – he was a great friend and loyal supporter of St Joseph’s. May he rest in peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

 

Today our Junior White team played an exciting draw with our neighbours St. Mary´s, Rathfarnham to conclude our programme of matches in the Cumann na mBunscol leagues for 2017. Our four teams played a total of 23 matches since early September, with over 100 boys representing the school. No medals or trophies were won this year but all the boys can be proud of their efforts, skill and sportsmanship. A special word of praise for our senior team who won their group impressively. They put up a titanic struggle in the semi-final, in torrential rain, before just coming up short against St. Michael´s who went on to win the final easily. Our two junior teams showed plenty of potential for the future with even a few 3rd class boys getting the chance to play. We thank all the teachers for giving their time and coaching expertise, including those who supervised the 3rd & 4th class league in the VEC grounds (organised by Mr. Concannon with some 6th class boys refereeing). Go raibh maith agaibh go léir!!
Click on the links for some photos. Junior teams photos Senior teams photos 3rd & 4th class league photos

Our thanks to to the Garda Band who visited the school on Friday and provided us with some great pre-Halloween entertainment. 

For the third year in a row we were delighted to see past pupils Eoghan and Denis arrive with their good buddy Sam. The boys from 3rd & 4th were presented with their league medals by Denis. Click to see all photos.

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