As part of the HSE Covid-19 guidelines parents are required to complete a Return to school declaration form to confirm that their child is safe to return to school.
With the commencement of further sections of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 – new Admission to school requirements apply to the enrolment of pupils for the 2021/2022 and subsequent school years. The school will publish its new Admission Policy approved by the Patron and its Annual Admission Notice on the 21st September, 2020. This notice will state when the school will commence accepting applications and cease accepting applications. The notice will also give the date by which applicants will be notified of the decision and the period in which they must confirm acceptance of admission. Our application form for Junior Infants September 2021 will be available on our website from the 2nd of October, 2020.
The New Draft Admissions Policy as per direction from the Patron (Dublin Diocese) was made available to view a link. The closing date for comments to firstname.lastname@example.org was Monday 27th April at 5pm.
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Nollaig Shona! Happy Christmas to everyone!The Christmas season is always a very special and enjoyable time in St. Joseph’s. We have Nativity Plays, Carols, Cake Sale, Christmas Shoebox appeal, visit of Santa Claus, etc. A special word of thanks to the Garda Band who visited us yesterday. We even had some Christmas Gardening this year as Ms. Maher’s class planted amaryllis bulbs in October to flower at this time. Click on this link to see some photos(including some amazing art and craftwork!) and on the video to see some of our classes singing.
We hope you all had a great Halloween break, didn’t get too scared and had great family time through out the week. We have taken down the Halloween decorations, the posters for our Maths challenges and trails from our Maths week and you’d never guess that very messy experiments had taken place for Science week just before our break. Thanks to our cleaning staff during the break and to the boys who know it is important to clean up our work spaces so we can be comfortable and healthy in school. A wet morning greeted us today but the boys and teachers are happy to be back catching up with their school buddies. We are looking forward to a great school term of hard work and good fun!
Here’s a taste of Maths week, Science week and Costumes worn by our junior end of the school.
Last week we had many activities for ‘Irish Road Safety Week’ where the pupils learned about road safety and about wearing hi-vis clothing, bag covers and vests to and from school.
We focussed on:
· The Safe Cross Code
· Be safe, be seen
· Wearing seatbelts
· Cycle safety
· Car safety
· Pedestrian safety
Check out http://www.rsa.ie/en/RSA/Road-Safety/Road-safety-for-kids/
The following website is more suitable for pupils up to second class http://www.seatbeltsheriff.ie/index.html
Fun stuff sections, quizzes and teacher packs are also available there.
Congratulations to our lucky winners of our Road Safety Poster Awareness Campaign!
Click here for the latest school newsletter.
We want to say a special welcome to our two new classes of fantastic Junior Infants who started school today and had a fun first day with Ms. Mulhall and Ms. Harte. We look forward to seeing them grow and develop over the next eight years. Meanwhile we welcome everyone else back to school to and say “Enjoy!”