The boys in the 4th classes designed and created art pictures for the ball wall in Faughs G.A.A. club for the annual Faughs community project competition.
The aim of the project was to design something related to Faughs and its history that could be painted onto the ball wall. The winning entry will be painted onto the ball wall in October and the boys who designed it will be given their prizes by the Dublin manager, Mattie Kenny, in September.
Many thanks to Paul Dixon and his committee for their hard work and their commitment over the years in organising such a brilliant and enjoyable event.
We received our Active School Flag today – the boys in Ms. Tynan’s class were delighted that all their hard work, with the Active School team and all our pupils in our other classes had been recognised.
All the hard work put in by our ASF committee paid off! A big thank you to all our boys for their enthusiasm, our staff for their commitment, our families for their patience and support, and our wonderful teacher Ms Fiona Tynan who coordinated the whole project. Super job by all.
ASF Certificate St Josephs Boys NS (1)
Today we submitted our Active School Flag application.
Have a look through our Powerpoint which summarises all our efforts to be happy and active!
We are really looking forward to getting back to our local sports’ clubs. The boys in 5th and 6th class did a survey for the Active School team. As you can see, we have very active boys!
For the past 2-3 weeks as restrictions have lessened, we are delighted to be getting back in partnership with our local clubs.
Thank you Kevin, our local GAA Templeogue Synge St football club coach who trains all of our infants in ball skills one day a week.
Thank you Tommy from our local GAA hurling club Faughs who teaches hurling to our 1st and 2nd class boys for 2 days every week.
Thank you Fintan from Cricket Leinster who trains our boys in 5th and 6th class mid week.
And finally, we are delighted to welcome Gareth back next week, to teach tag rugby to our 3rd and 4th class boys. Gareth is the community rugby officer for DCC South Central.
We are very grateful to our local clubs for being in partnership with us in St. Joseph’s BNS.
We are also looking forward to getting back to our swimming lessons in Templeogue Swimming Pool, but we will have to wait until the public health guidelines let us know it is safe to do so.
Well done to all our classes who during National Active Schools Week (from infants to sixth class) ran everyday and visited all the places mapped out for this challenge! We are so proud of our boys. We want to thank Ms Tynan and the Active School Team for the motivation to keep going! Certificates and homework vouchers were presented to all.
Our new school walk way is a huge hit! Designed by our boys but judging by the usage today perhaps we should have called it a run way! Tomorrow we will use the walk way stations for different exercises and curricular activities.
As usual we celebrate Active School for 2 weeks in early June but we also do our part for National Active School Week. We have just completed our design for our school walkway and for this week we will try out some of the ’30 Ways to Use Your WALKWAY’ booklet. We will most definitely cover the following thanks to Ms Tynan and her class for their hard work getting all sorted for us:
▶ Walkway Orienteering
▶ Walkway Addition
▶ Walkway Multiplication
▶ Walkway Sentences
▶ Walkway Alphabetical Organisation
▶ Walkway Handwriting
▶ Walkway Reading Suggestions
▶ Walkway Dictionary Search
▶ Walkway Mindfulness
▶ Walkway Quiz
— we intend to get very creative! We will be sharing your Walkway photos and videos here and on Twitter @stjosephsbns
The boys in our senior classes are delighted that the cricket coaching sessions have started up again. Our coach is Fintan McAllister who is the DCC Cricket Development Office with Cricket Leinster. It is great to have Fintan back with us and he reckons we have some great talent here!