We welcome our guests from Sant Ignasi school in Barcelona this week. This has become an annual event and we are delighted to participate in this cultural exchange. 

We started with a monster table quiz. This gave our boys a chance to introduce themselves to our guests. 


Getting to know each other by playing some board games

There was great excitement this week when our infant classes were visited by the Gardaí

Congratulations to the boys from St. Joseph’s and the girls from Sandford NS on being confirmed in St. Joseph’s Church on Thursday, March 16th. 

See videos of the Confirmation here

Here some of the boys sing Panis Angelicus, directed by Ms. Bleahene



4th and 5th Class Choir directed by Ms. Molloy, Mr. O’Riain and Ms. Kelly


The Junior and Senior Infants had a great day out at Imaginosity.

Report by Conor D. Cian M. and Alex O’R.

Ms McCabe held a St. Brigid’s Day assembly for 2nd to 6th classes. This is Catholic Schools Week and the theme this year is Learning with Pope Francis to care for our common home. This week isn’t just for Catholics in our school, though. We welcome all religions and Ms McCabe told us that we should extend kindness towards everyone. If we are kind to each other the school will be a happier place for everyone.

Image from NCEA


As we know, Wednesday was St. Brigid’s day and she was known and loved for her kindness and care for the poor, the sick and the elderly. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland but St Brigid is the female patron saint of Ireland. St Brigid’s cross is normally made from rushes. On February 1st, people hang it up in their home for protection from evil.
Conor D. read the story of St Brigid’s cloak and how she managed to spread her cloak from North to South to East to West. James C. O’S read a poem about St Brigid weaving crosses from rushes.

As we are a green school, Ms McCabe also discussed the Green team and the School Council who are constantly improving our school. St. Josephs is going to have a new bike rack for 5th and 6th class boys attending the school and it will be quite close to the church as 5th and 6th class boys will be bringing their bikes home every day. Ms McCabe also discussed our healthy eating policy and we contributed to the formation of this policy.

To end the assembly, Father Philip Bradley read a short prayer for everyone.

Christmas 2016 infants from St. Joseph's BNS on Vimeo.

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