Covid 19 restrictions have necessitated a lot of changes around the school, but that didn’t stop Mr O’Flynn and the boys in 5th class!
They had a Visitor by Zoom, Charles Spencer. You can find out about our virtual visitor from Charlie and Ross.
You can read the account here.
On Friday we held a Zoom assembly and a socially distanced getogether in the school yard to say farewell to Mr. Frank Concannon as he retired after long years of service to St. Joseph´s. Having started here as a class teacher in 1984, Mr. Concannon has in recent years been part of the special education team. Present and past pupils will remember him as the “medals man” on sports evenings, for organising the football league in the VEC grounds and for his successful “Green teams” which raised awarness of environmental issues and achieved seven Green Flags for St. Joseph´s over the last 20 years. He will be missed by all of us and we wish him a long and happy retirement.
We´ve had some great fun with the last two weeks- we had our Active Week, Art week and Biodiversity Week where the local plants and wildlife were explored and many boys have developed gardening green fingers. One boy was missing school so much he made his own school with Lego! Finally we had our bakeoff and Mr. Reale has just announced that Charlie from Ms. Tynan´s class is the winner with his “Social Distancing” Cake!! Well done everyone!
On Tuesday evening we bade farewell to the Class of 2020. It was strange not to be able to say goodbye in person, but we’ll hopefully see you all again when it’s safe to do so!
Over a hundred boys from the school wowed a huge audience last night at Córfhéile in the National Basketball Arena. Ms. Maher, Ms. Tynan and Ms. Rooney were delighted with the beautiful performances of their classes. Our special thanks to Ms. Maher who is one of the main organisers of the event which goes on all week with hundreds of schools involved. Click for more photos. Judge’s report.
We were delighted and honoured to have Holocaust surivor Tomi Reichental visit the school today to speak to boys from Rang a 5. When Tomi was a young boy in Slovakia, his family were rounded up by the Nazis and taken to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. It is estimated that over 50,000 people(including Anne Frank) died in this camp.