We read over 1,000,000 words this year
Accelerated Reading has been a great success in St. Joseph’s. Since September over 50 boys in the school have read over 1 million words. Many have read 2, 3 and 4 million. One boy has read 8.8 million words. Terrific work.
If you want to see your son’s progress and the books he has read click here to access Home Connect
The boys and girls from St. Augustines in Blackrock gave a bodhrán workshop to the boys in 3rd class today. We have some session musicians in the making.
We had a very successful day at Santry Sports yesterday. Amongst the medal winners were Eoghan R, Darragh M (Gold in hurdles and 600m) , Sam K. (Silver in 600m), Niall B. (Bronze in the hurdles). Mr Ring, assisted by Melina spend many hours training and coaching the boys before school each morning in preparation for this event. Congratulations to the boys and the teachers involved.
Liesbeth and Mr. O’Flynn joined Ryan in studio to talk about her recent visit to St. Joseph’s BNS Terenure to speak to the students. The boys made a film based on Liesbeth’s book “Written by Candlelight” which is about her family’s experience of German occupation in the Netherlands during World War II.
Click below to hear podcast
You can hear the Hide and Seek story interview on the BBC with Liesbeth Langford at http://bbc.in/1qAmMQ9 (Broadcast 21/05/2016)
Last chance to visit the art exhibition in the parish hall today.
See some of the terrific art created by the boys this year in our art exhibition. This exhibition was organised by Ms Durkan and St. Joseph’s PA in association with all the teachers in the school. Well done to all concerned for this wonderful exhibition.
We are officially the fittest school in South Dublin! After three days of cross country runs in Tymon Park when 138 different boys from 2nd to 6th ran for the school (the top 10 in every race scored points), this week we had a finals day in Clondalkin. A great win by Cillian and 3rd places by Louis, Dara and Chris meant that when all the points were added up we were declared the overall winning school. Photos here (there are several galleries so scroll down the page). Video Clips of all four days. Well done everyone- class teachers, Mr. Ring, Melina, parents and boys!! Our thanks to SDCC, especially Paula and Alison.