Active School

Our thanks to Terenure College for hosting the primary schools cross country again this year in their magnificent college grounds. 71 boys from St. Josephs´s, including some from 2nd and 3rd classes running their first cross country races, ran their socks off in the winter sunshine against the best runners from eight other local schools. We were delighted to have our German PE teacher, Melina, here for a flying visit, to encourage everyone. She will be back in the summer term for a few weeks. More photos Video (Thanks to our cameramen Ben, Roan, Senan and Leo)
Melina´s Christmas Dance Mix.

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 football 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

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.

Last week, having survived Hurricane Ophelia, we celebrated Maths week with exciting Maths trails, puzzles, games and activities. Our thanks to Ms. O´Riordan and her helpers for making it all happen. Click here for more information, photos and some puzzles to get you thinking!

These are some of the activities we had last week and it all culminated in the Take On The Teacher Challenge on National Fitness Day.

Tug of war, Dodge ball, Bean bag bash. Athletics, Relays, Inclusive sports and games, Swimming, Dramatics, Bizzy breaks, Go Noodle,Circuits

Dance, Yoga, Mindfulness Activities, Penalty shoot outs, Football & Hurling  training.

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.

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