Target Boards


After a week of maths the 6th classes, Ms. Bleahene and Mr. Brennan, win the Target Board challenge beating every other school in Ireland. Ms Molloy’s 4th class, after a late start came in 5th overall in Ireland. The boys worked really hard and the success of the weeks maths could be summarised in the one overheard comment ‘I never knew that maths could be so much fun’

Maths Week

p1140178Working hard at Target Boards for Maths Week


This is maths week in Ireland. As part of our numeracy strategy we have many engaging activities for the boys in St. Joseph’s. Each pupil has been provided with passwords to access each of the following using any device with internet access. We would encourage pupils to avail of this opportunity to use ICT to improve their mathematical skills. 

  • ThatQuiz (Links on the school website) for classes from Senior Infants to 6th.
  •   Khan Academy   – 2nd to 6th class
  • Mangahigh  – 1st to 6th Class.

Past Pupils – Celebrating 150 Years

If you are a past pupil of St. Joseph’s and would like to be made aware of  events in relation to our 150 year celebrations please fill in and submit the form below and we will contact you.  We do plan to have an event for the past pupils of the school. If you are in contact with other past pupils, please ask them to supply their details as well.

St Joseph’s BNS

Gardens – Ms Molloy’s Class

Report by Luca and Will

In Ms Molloy’s 4th class we made gardens in boxes. This project was for religion and it was all about how God created the world from nothing and we created our gardens from shoeboxes and household objects. Some people used soil flowers and other plants even one boy made his out of sweets. We had one week to make these similar to God. Here are some pictures.


Football League

The Gaelic football league for third and fourth classes is currently ongoing on Wednesday afternoons. Each day we facilitate close to seventy boys playing for their favourite county teams and having lots of fun in the process. The matches, organised by Mr. Concannon,  are  refereed by sixth class pupils and are supervised by teachers. Every pupil involved will receive a medal – win, lose or draw.

Garda Band and 150 Year Celebration

Garda Band from St. Joseph’s BNS on Vimeo.
 Cathal K. showed his conducting skills.

This school year we are celebrating our sesquicentennial year of providing primary school education for the boys of Terenure.  In other words, we are 150 years old!  Our school was founded on November 5th, 1866 and it was called Roundtown Boys’ National School.  We are planning many events and activities throughout this school year. Keep checking out our website for updates.
The plan is to have a threefold celebration:
1) November (7th – 11th) 2016: A weeklong celebration with our present day pupils
2) St Joseph’s Parish will come together with the boys’ and girls’ schools to celebrate their joint 150th anniversary on the Feast day of St Joseph, March 19th 2017.
3) Past pupil reunion: Early Spring.
If you have any photos, stories or artefacts from days gone by connected to St Joseph’s BNS, could you please drop in with them to us so we can record and display copies for all to see.  If it is easier to send scanned pictures of items and photos please send them to with a little note detailing who,  when, where and what you are sending us.   We are looking forward to hearing your stories etc. and believe that they will make history come alive for our boys.
At our welcome assembly, we launched our celebratory year in style with the full Garda band ensemble!  The boys were entertained with a mixture of music and song: they danced, clapped and sang their hearts out.  We want to thank the Garda band for helping us mark the beginning of this very special year.