The Under 10 and the Under 11 Relay Teams won in Santry to round off a fantastic week for athletes in our school. Congratulations boys on this wonderful achievement and many thanks to Mr. Ring and Melina for all the time and effort he put into preparing them. Photos click here.
Sports evening here. Courtesy of Alan and Mr Ring https://goo.gl/photos/UpHp4FBkAR5NA13q6
We are officially the fittest school in South Dublin! After three days of cross country runs in Tymon Park when 138 different boys from 2nd to 6th ran for the school (the top 10 in every race scored points), this week we had a finals day in Clondalkin. A great win by Cillian and 3rd places by Louis, Dara and Chris meant that when all the points were added up we were declared the overall winning school. Photos here (there are several galleries so scroll down the page). Video Clips of all four days. Well done everyone- class teachers, Mr. Ring, Melina, parents and boys!! Our thanks to SDCC, especially Paula and Alison.
We’re all active and having fun this week for Active Schools Week
Activities we are participating in include hurling, cricket, tag rugby, shot putting, bocce, running, dance, hand ball, chess, tennis, yoga and more.
Dance with me – Get Active Week in St. Joseph’s
Mr. O’Flynn’s class teach their moves and have ‘dance off’ with the boys and girls from Barcelona
VID00032 from St. Joseph’s BNS on Vimeo.
Get Active Week: St Joseph’s are running a Get Active and Healthy Programme for 8 school days beginning with the Community Walk in the VEC grounds on the 17th April.
This will be followed by a rugby blitz on Tuesday 19th April for our senior pupils, with other schools in the area and our visiting students from Barcelona. Wednesday the 20th April is when the whole school engages in as much physical activity as possible and every day from then on until April 29th will be bursting with fun activities for the pupils to raise their heart rates, and awareness of the importance of keeping fit and healthy.
The pupils are delighted to learn that tracksuits will replace uniforms for the 8 fun filled days. Activities will include: creating our own Joey’s Active Flag which will grow as we add more and more events, creating our own games and demonstrating them to other classes, taster sessions from local sports’ clubs, skipathons, yoga sessions, running laps daily, early morning exercises, lunchtime games, walk to school competition, reaction games, flash mob, limbo and plank challenges, and much much more!
There will a focus on healthy eating which will involve cookery demonstrations, healthy eating talks for pupils and parents and a scrumptious superfood lunch box competition.
Can’t wait to get moving!!!
The boys display their creative and acrobatic skills by creating human pyramids under the guidance of Melina
Melina led all the boys in a second, bigger and better, flash mob dance on December 21st
Flashmob from St. Joseph’s BNS on Vimeo.
The boys were introduced to the finer skills of rugby today by former Ireland international rugby star Alan Quinlan and Patrick Thornton.
Skipping skills have progressed greatly after the visit from Skippy John last week
This week we are celebrating Healthy Eating Active Living. We have a week packed with activities for all the boys. Skippy John introduced the boys in all classes to skipping for fun and sport skipping. Some boys showed great flair, great footwork and coordination. Skippy John emphasised the fact that ‘skipping is not just for girls’
Other activities for the week include:
- Bushy Park Community Walk on Sunday 26th April
- Walk to school week
- Drop everything and dance
- Bizzy Breaks
- Speakers from UCD Sports Science
- Skippy John
- We target to do an hour of physical activity every day
- Spring Walk in Bushy Park for forest trails, river bank walk
- Parents are asked to bring the children on activities to Bushy Park
- Taster classes – pupils are introduced to yoga, rugby, circuits, hurling, cricket, football
- Sports Stars
- Past Pupils