Wow, wow, wow what a week of fun and challenges that was!! Massive congratulations to all the boys that took part in our challenges ‘Try and beat the teacher’ and of course to our wonderful teachers who set the challenges.
Boys, you all did incredibly well. The amount of skill and talent in St Joseph’s is second to none. Everyone who sent in a video or a photo of themselves doing a challenge will be put into a draw for a prize in September. Best of luck to all of you.
Make sure to keep the active levels up over the summer. You are all champions…….next stop ‘The Olympics’!!!
The St Joseph’s hurling team wasn’t going to let the school closures stop them from working on their skills! Mr Reale and the boys worked on skill challenges over the last while and we think you will agree, they’re great!
St Joseph’s B.N.S. is striving to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. With help from our teachers, students, parents and wider community we hope that in 2020 our school will be recognised as an official ‘Active School’. As always, when the school community puts our minds to something we can achieve big things. We set up our Active School Committee with members from every class.
A key part of the ASF process is finding ways to encourage less active children to ENJOY physical activity more. Therefore, it is essential that the voice of less active children is represented alongside the voice of more active children on the ASF Committee.
We organised a poster and slogan competition for the whole school. Each child from 1st to 6th class designed an active poster with an active slogan somewhere on their poster. A winner was picked from each class and an overall winner was chosen from the whole school. The overall winner was Aaron from 6th class. Our new Active School slogan is ‘Climb, Jump, Swim, Run…..Make your fitness number one!’. Everyone had great fun doing the competition. Here are some photos of the winners and the overall winner accepting his prize.
Well done to our athletes from 5th and 6th class who competed with thirty other schools from as far afield as Mayo and Clare at the magnificent National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown yesterday. Every class in the school is now doing regular running as part of our Active School initiative. There will be more cross country events in the next few weeks so hopefully everybody is getting up to peak fitness!
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Our thanks to Terenure College for a great event last Friday. It was a chilly morning and conditions were testing after all the recent rainfall. The 94 boys from Joeys ran their socks off, especially Ms. Byrne’s class, and we had three 2nd place finishers. Well done everyone! Click here for photos.
Yesterday in the beautiful Santry Demense park we had our first run of the year in the Clonliffe Harriers schools cross country. 45 boys from 4th, 5th and 6th classes represented St. Joseph’s and all ran very well especially the boys from Mr. O’Flynn’s class. The 5th class boys were 3rd in the team event with Ben finishing 5th and Cillian, Eoghan and Sean all finishing in the top 25 against around 200 boys from 20 other schools, including some from as far away as Armagh and Belfast! There will be several more of these cross country runs during the school year and every boy from 3rd to 6th will get an opportunity to run so get out running and get fit! Photos here.
Our Cumann na mBunscol school football season is well under way and the four school teams will be in regular action up to Halloween. We are also continuing a long tradition in St. Joseph´s by running a 3rd and 4th class football league in the first term. Our thanks to the teachers who give their time and energy coaching and supervising after school. Senior team photos. Junior team photos.
After a wet week mainly spent indoors, the sun shone on Friday morning and 72 boys were happy to get a good run-out in the magnificent grounds of Terenure College. Out of four boys’ races we had three winners with Cillian, Ben and Gareth all winning their races. What a great achievement! Unfortunately, despite a great all-round effort by Ms Tynan’s and Mr. Brennan’s classes we were just pipped by St. Mary’s for the team event as they had more top 10 finishers than us. There will be more cross country events coming up after Christmas and every boy from 3rd to 6th will get a chance to represent the school so keep active everyone!
We would like to thank Skippy John for teaching the boys individual, partner and team skills/techniques in skipping. Our boys loved learning how to do crossovers, double unders, link skipping, cluster skips and double dutch skipping. ‘Keep the pot boiling’ was a particular favourite with teams as big as you like. The challenges set by Skippy John are aimed at improving self-esteem as they are not competitive, the boys just aim to beat their own PBs, (personal best). It was a wonderful opportunity having the Skipping4life workshops. The workshops finished with ‘A Whole School Show’ which incorporated all they had learned and gave a few boys the opportunity to demonstrate each technique to the whole school. Brave energetic boys! Thanks to all who assisted in any way in bringing Skippy John to our school.