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Comenius

 We are happy to announce that St. Joseph’s application for Comenius Project has been accepted. We are joined n the project with our friends in Sant Ignasi School in Barcelona and a school in Italy, Norway, France and Poland.

The theme of the project is “Window on Europe – Learning to Learn.” The project will continue for a period of two years and will entail pupils exchanging emails, comparing customs, and practices in each country. There will be a dedicated website for the project with exemplars of the work done and the various activities shared between the various schools.

We hope to be hosting many of our partners in St. Joseph’s over the two years and we also plan to travel, with some pupils from St. Joseph’s to the partner schools.

The project is funded by Comenius which is part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme and Léargas, the National body in Ireland.

Star in the making

Chris Bennett is on the Dublin Minor panel at 16 years old. He came on during the final in Croke Park against Tipperary and I’m sure he’ll feature again in the replay. Chris was a pupil in St. Joseph’s just four years ago and he showed his potential then. We wish him the very best of luck.

Chris Bennett - Past pupil of St. Joseph's BNS

Welcome Back

We would like to welcome all the boys back to St. Joseph’s. We hope you had a great holiday and that you are all refreshed for the new school year.

We would like to extend a special welcome to our new junior infant classes. The boys came to school without any problems. It was a little more traumatic for some of the parents. After a few days in school you would think junior infants have been at school for years.

 

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We are changing our text alert facility and we are hoping to use email more extensively this year as a means of communicating with parents. We use texts to contact parents in cases where there are cancellations or changes in arrangements at short notice. As part of our Green School initiative we would like to use email in the future for distributing newsletters, notes etc. and help save on paper and printing. We intend to use hardcopy and email for the coming year.

Please fill the online form at http://stjosephsterenure.ie/parents-info/contact-info/ to ensure that you can avail of these services.

Art Competition

We had our annual art competition in St. Joseph’s in June. All pupils entered and the standard was very high once more. The winners were chosen by an independent judging panel and the prizes were presented by the Parents’ Association. Congratulations to all the boys on their creativity, the teachers for the inspiration and the Parents’ Association for funding the prizes.

Click  here to see the winning entries

Carbon Detectives Win

Green Team with Mr. Concannon, Ms. McCabe and Ms. Gallagher from Carbon Detectives

 

On Thursday, June 7, a cheque to the value of €500 was presented to St. Joseph’s as first prize in the Carbon Detectives Competition. A condition of the prize is that the money be used towards the cost of further energy-reducing efforts in the school. The competition measured the progress made in reducing our school’s Carbon Footprint over the past few years. This has been achieved by our efforts at energy saving, recycling and especially in the area of school travel. In our recent WOW competition more than 70% of the school population were travelling to school on foot, by bus or on bicycle. Well done to all the boys and their parents for the effort put in and we hope it continues.

Carbon Detectives Website