Star in the making

Chris Bennett is on the Dublin Minor panel at 16 years old. He came on during the final in Croke Park against Tipperary and I’m sure he’ll feature again in the replay. Chris was a pupil in St. Joseph’s just four years ago and he showed his potential then. We wish him the very best of luck.

Chris Bennett - Past pupil of St. Joseph's BNS

Welcome Back

We would like to welcome all the boys back to St. Joseph’s. We hope you had a great holiday and that you are all refreshed for the new school year.

We would like to extend a special welcome to our new junior infant classes. The boys came to school without any problems. It was a little more traumatic for some of the parents. After a few days in school you would think junior infants have been at school for years.


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We are changing our text alert facility and we are hoping to use email more extensively this year as a means of communicating with parents. We use texts to contact parents in cases where there are cancellations or changes in arrangements at short notice. As part of our Green School initiative we would like to use email in the future for distributing newsletters, notes etc. and help save on paper and printing. We intend to use hardcopy and email for the coming year.

Please fill the online form at to ensure that you can avail of these services.

Art Competition

We had our annual art competition in St. Joseph’s in June. All pupils entered and the standard was very high once more. The winners were chosen by an independent judging panel and the prizes were presented by the Parents’ Association. Congratulations to all the boys on their creativity, the teachers for the inspiration and the Parents’ Association for funding the prizes.

Click  here to see the winning entries

Carbon Detectives Win

Green Team with Mr. Concannon, Ms. McCabe and Ms. Gallagher from Carbon Detectives


On Thursday, June 7, a cheque to the value of €500 was presented to St. Joseph’s as first prize in the Carbon Detectives Competition. A condition of the prize is that the money be used towards the cost of further energy-reducing efforts in the school. The competition measured the progress made in reducing our school’s Carbon Footprint over the past few years. This has been achieved by our efforts at energy saving, recycling and especially in the area of school travel. In our recent WOW competition more than 70% of the school population were travelling to school on foot, by bus or on bicycle. Well done to all the boys and their parents for the effort put in and we hope it continues.

Carbon Detectives Website

School Sports

What a wonderful evening for our school sports in the VEC grounds this year. We had sunshine and fun with every boy in the school participating as well as many of their sisters. It was  a really enjoyable event that mixed intense competition with novelty events. We had long distance, sprints, sack races, wheel barrow races and many more. The  moms, dads and teachers races had very various levels of cheating but the judges were very lenient in their awarding of places.

A special word of thanks to Ms. Harte for co-ordinating the event, to Ms. McCabe for moving equipment to and from the VEC grounds, to the parents and teachers in the shop and providing tea.

A special word of thanks to the staff of the VEC grounds for their help and co-operation. The grounds looked  fantastic as always.

Santry Sports

See some images and videos on Mr. Ring’s Blog of the school sports and of the boys taking part in Santry sports. A special congratulations to Conor G. in 6th class for winning 3rd place in the 400m race.

Conor G. with Mr. O'Flynn, Mr. Fitzpatick (Cumann na mBunscol) and Bean Ui Loingsigh