After a week of maths the 6th classes, Ms. Bleahene and Mr. Brennan, win the Target Board challenge beating every other school in Ireland. Ms Molloy’s 4th class, after a late start came in 5th overall in Ireland. The boys worked really hard and the success of the weeks maths could be summarised in the one overheard comment ‘I never knew that maths could be so much fun’

p1140178Working hard at Target Boards for Maths Week


This is maths week in Ireland. As part of our numeracy strategy we have many engaging activities for the boys in St. Joseph’s. Each pupil has been provided with passwords to access each of the following using any device with internet access. We would encourage pupils to avail of this opportunity to use ICT to improve their mathematical skills. 

  • ThatQuiz (Links on the school website) for classes from Senior Infants to 6th.
  •   Khan Academy   – 2nd to 6th class
  • Mangahigh  – 1st to 6th Class.

Report by Luca and Will

In Ms Molloy’s 4th class we made gardens in boxes. This project was for religion and it was all about how God created the world from nothing and we created our gardens from shoeboxes and household objects. Some people used soil flowers and other plants even one boy made his out of sweets. We had one week to make these similar to God. Here are some pictures.


We read over 1,000,000 words this year



downloadAccelerated Reading has been a great success in St. Joseph’s. Since September over 50 boys in the school have read over 1 million words. Many have read 2, 3 and 4 million. One boy has read 8.8 million words. Terrific work.

If you want to see your son’s progress and the books he has read click here to access Home Connect

The pupils and teachers from Sant Ignasi, accompanied by the boys who hosted the students and Mr. Concannon visit Rathfarnham Castle

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