We had our annual Summer Cake Sale on Friday. What a tasty day of fun and craic! The boys had a great time. Thank you to all who helped out in any way. Great memories!!!
St. Joseph’s participated in the One Million Tree Planting Campaign this year and raised €175 to plant additional trees in Africa.
In total 870 of our trees were planted in Africa and that is a fantastic contribution in the global fight to combat climate change.
The tree species and geo-locations of the trees planted this year in our school’s name can be found at the links below.
Tree Species Planted: Calliandra calothyrsus
Tree Species Planted: Grevillea robusta & Calliandra calothyrsus
The future is very bright with students like ours taking action against climate change, and you should all be very proud of your achievements. Enjoy the upcoming summer holidays,
Congratulations to the boys from Ms Molloy’s fifth class for receiving an award from Sam’s Business Bus – Driving Expectations.
The boys learned about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. They learned how to write both a mission statement and a vision statement for a business, how to set out a business model, look at a budget and how to set goals using the SMART acronym: (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timed).
Well done to the boys and we look forward to reading about all your entrepreneurial ideas in the Business Post in the years to come.
With news of the war in Ukraine dominating the headlines, many children will have been exposed to information about the conflict. Children do not always talk about what is worrying them but they may be trying to make sense of the information by themselves and in the absence of factual information, imagining situations to be far worse than they are. Every child is different and while some may be feeling scared others may not be worried at all.
Below are some strategies that we use at school and you may use at home for talking to children about the current situation that will help to ease their concerns:
Our boys have been having discussions in class about war at their appropriate age level and especially in relation to the children who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine. 5th class have worked on a project that depicts a poem written by their class teacher, Mr O’Flynn. The boys put together the back drop images and Cian and Reuben recite it below:
What a delightful performance by our senior infant boys. In music lesson today, they were able to memorise the words and learn how to sing Pink’s song ‘Cover me in Sunshine’. The boys sang so beautifully and with such emotion. They are a very talented group and we look forward to their next performance. Great voices, great timing and great actions – we loved it!
A month on, we remember Ms. Ashling Murphy, her heart broken family, her pupils in Durrow National School and her colleagues and friends. The boys in Mr O’Flynn’s class recite a lovely poem as a tribute to Ms Murphy.
Thank you so much to the wonderful boys in our school who made up gift boxes for children who may not otherwise get a gift at Christmas. The boxes were collected today. Ms Durkan’s class helped fill the collection van and we got a thank you certificate for our efforts. It feels good to help others. Happy boys today!