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Nollaig Shona!


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.

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Welcome back after Halloween

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.

Road Safety Week

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!

Welcome to St. Joseph’s! Céad Míle Failte!

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!”

Mr. Donnelly retires

Today, our deputy principal, Mr. Declan Donnelly, retires as he completes 40 years of sterling service to St. Joseph´s. Having started as a class teacher on July 1st 1977, he would have seen around 3000 boys pass through the school in his time here. Over the last twenty five years, his pioneering work in the area of ICT in education has attracted national attention and greatly benefitted the whole school community. He will be missed by all in St. Joseph´s and we wish him and his wife, Pam a long and happy retirement. We wish everybody else a happy and safe summer holiday and remind you that the school reopens on Thurs. Aug. 31st at 8.50am!
Best wishes, Anne McCabe