Curricular

 

In St Joseph’s we take science seriously! The following Powerpoint is our submission to the Science Foundation Ireland detailing the work we do in the school.  

St Joseph’s Application to Science Foundation Ireland

Congratulations to Conan from 1st class who wowed a nationwide audience on Ireland´s Got Mór Talent with his karate and acting skills. Meanwhile Joe, Solomon and Reuben all won prizes at the prestigious Feis Ceoil music festival recently. Well done boys!

Le coicís anuas bhí ocáidí eagsúla ar siúil sa scoil le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. I measc iad súid bhí ceachtanna rince, cuairt ó ghrúpa ceoltóirí tradisiúnta agus tráth na gceist i nGaeilge. Ár mbuíochas leis na múinteoirí a d´éagraigh gach rud.
We had a variety of events in the school to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge. These included Irish dancing lessons, quizzes and a visit from a group of traditional musicians. Thanks to the teachers who organised everything.

Celebrating engineering and science

As part of Engineer’s Week both third classes visited Marsh’s Library and had lots of fun with experiments of all kinds. Other classes completed the Engineers Challenge Pack where they engaged in the Engineer Design Process. They asked questions such as: What is the challenge? What are some solutions, Can we plan and create? and finally What could work better, can we improve? The boys also learned about Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer and Software Engineering.

Trip Report

We decided to do a project on Sugar content in food that we like to eat and drink sometimes on a daily basis and then sometimes as a treat on a Friday.
We recorded that some drinks that you think are healthy may not what you think (mountain dew). Most people were surprised at how much and little sugar were in the different drinks.
We found out that McDonalds’ Happy Meal has 32g of sugar and even more salt and fats. An 800ml bottle of Heinz’ Ketchup has 160g of sugar. We also found out that too much sugar could rot your teeth.
The best drink for us was of course water and the worst drink was mountain dew. The best food for us is blackberry/raspberries. The best bread for us was brown bread and the worst type of bread was the bagel. The best bar for us was Nature Valley bar with still a lot of sugar with 47g of sugar. The worst was the Crunchie with 65g per 100g.
All of us visited every single class presenting all of our projects. Every class was amazed to know how much sugar they actually eat on a daily basis
These are a few photos of our project and trips to classes.

We celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID 2018) on Tuesday 6th February.

We had some fun activities such as Super Selfie, MySelfie and the wider world, the Granny Rule, and making posters to help promote safer internet for all of us.

We also worked on an online code and debated issues such as ‘cyber bullying’. We all received a SID2018 wristband which reminds us that it UP2US to keep safe online.

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