Boys from 3rd and 4th classes performed last night at Córfhéile na Scoileanna in the National Basketball Arena to a packed audience. The boys were conducted and directed by Ms. O’Riordan and Ms. Maher assisted by Ms. Rooney and Mr. O’Malley. It was a very enjoyable night for all concerned.
The boys in Ms. Durkan’s class were the stars of the day when they performed their rap for the RTE News. This was part of the Portion Wise Week being run by PortionWise.net and in conjunction with the schools in the area. Pupils from the Presentation Primary and St. Pius X, Horizons Montessori and Terenure College also attended.
News2Day PortionWise from St. Joseph's BNS on Vimeo.
Click here to see News2Day
Well done to our junior quiz team who qualified for the All Ireland final of the Credit Union quiz with a good victory in Sandymount on Saturday. They scored 51 out of 60 in a difficult quiz and will compete with the best fifty teams from all over Ireland in the RDS in April.
A group of parents in Terenure have launched a ‘healthy eating’ initiative to address the increasing trend towards childhood obesity. The goal of this “Get wise about portion size” campaign is to promote healthier eating for our children by educating them on portion sizes and wise food choices. Parents, schools, local shops and businesses, resident groups, sports clubs and health representatives have all being asked to give their support, to target the widest possible audience
Portion Wise week is from March 3rd to 7th
Portion Wise Website: http://www.portionwise.net
Congratulations to the boys in St. Joseph’s BNS, Confirmed on February 7th, 2014 by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
Click here to see some video footage of the ceremony.
We were delighted to welcome Alan Quinlan, John Hayes and Reggie Corrigan to St. Joseph’s. They brought the 6 Nations and the Triple Crown Trophies with them to show to the boys.
by Sean L (5th Class)
I look for forest and see only a few trees,
I barely see an animal. Oh tell me please!
Where is the beauty, where did it go?
I asked many but no one seems to know !
Yet, I know that we are to blame,
We have brought mankind to terrible shame.
We killed living things for our own gain,
We took away their homes and caused them great pain.
It is time for redemption, to set things right,
Enough for ourselves, for them we must fight.
Protect their kind, they help us to live,
We have taken enough, not it is time to give
On the 23rd of January, a man named Mouse came into our class to help us make bird feeders. He had brought in specifically cut wood from his home. He had also brought some electric screwdrivers, a hammer, chicken wire, some string and some staples.
We each got an electric screwdriver, and in pairs we started to drill screws into the wood to hold the chicken wire in place. When we finished that we went over to get the hammer to hammer in the staple.
The staple held the piece of string in place. You could then fill the bird feeder with non-salted peanuts and then use the wine cork to put it in the back of the wood where the hole was.
You should hang your bird feeder against a wall so the birds can see all around them.
By Brian 5th Class