Quiz time

Well done to our four teams who competed in the Rathfarnham Credit Union quiz in Knocklyon. They really enjoyed themselves and clocked up good scores in a difficult quiz but the competition was very intense. Congratulations to quiz winners Knocklyon and St. Pius. Here are the 72 questions.

Quick quiz(10 questions) Credit Union Quiz Practice
Previous All Ireland winners(look at 2013)

Christmas Carols on the winter solstice

This year the winter solstice (shortest day of the year) is Dec. 21st. From now on the days get longer although it will still be just as dark in the mornings well into January as the evenings start getting longer first. As you know near the North Pole there is total darkness at this time of the year for several weeks while the opposite happens in mid-Summer. In Ireland the situation is not that extreme, but in the space of four months we go from around than 8 hours of daylight in early January to over 15 hours just four months later, in early May. Click on the diagram for more information.

BELOW-Joey’s past pupil Dylan running in the All Ireland indoor finals.

Autumn Photos

Autumn is certainly the most colourful time of the year, so get out your camera or mobile phone and start taking shots like these. Send your photos to mrring@stjosephsterenure.ie There are valuable prizes for the best photos!!

Houkasai, who features in Michael Morpurgo´s book Kensuke´s Kingdom was a Japanese artist who lived around 200 years ago and his most famous work is Thirty Six views of Mt Fuji which all show Japan´s highest peak including a well known picture of a tsunami. Now this photographer is doing something similiar on The national Geographic website.
These photos are part of National Geographic nature photo competition. More here, and Here
Here are the winners of the photos of the year 2016.

Cross country

A great run by 61 boys in the Scoil Damian cross-country in Tymon Pk. Wins for Hugh, Mark, Leo and Sam helped us win the cup for best overall school.
More Photos

Our first run of the season came in the Clonliffe Harriers cross-country in Santry. Up to 2000 primary and secondary students were there and the 45 Joeys´ boys ran their socks off in each race against over 200 boys from schools that came from as far away as Belfast. A few 5th class boys were lucky enough to get medals after a great 3rd in the team event while Sam and Darragh both finished in the top 10 in the 6th class race. Not bad against around 200 opponents!! Photos
Video by Nathan