The 2016 Terenure Spring Drama competition contained four schools in the final , one of which was the boys of Room 10 ,St Josephs . Their play was called “ Bus Stopping “, a comedy drama about four very different ladies waiting patiently and impatiently for a bus to come . The result is some unforeseen consequences . The boys gave a sensational performance on the night and ended the play with a song and dance number that brought the house down . The didn’t win unfortunately but as they were the first fourth class ever to reach the final it gave testament to their level of acting abilities. A few weeks later on from the tension of the final , the boys performed the play in the hall of Presentation Girls School for the parents of St Josephs . What made this event so special was that all donations given on the night went to the worthy cause of Aoife Beary , the girl injured in the balcony accident in Berkely California . Over one thousand euros was raised and the night was a resounding success . Everyone a winner . Many thanks to all who gave their support on the night and to Ms Hume for the use of their super hall and school . Next year’s drama is almost ready to go to press. Watch this space !
Get Active Week: St Joseph’s are running a Get Active and Healthy Programme for 8 school days beginning with the Community Walk in the VEC grounds on the 17th April.
This will be followed by a rugby blitz on Tuesday 19th April for our senior pupils, with other schools in the area and our visiting students from Barcelona. Wednesday the 20th April is when the whole school engages in as much physical activity as possible and every day from then on until April 29th will be bursting with fun activities for the pupils to raise their heart rates, and awareness of the importance of keeping fit and healthy.
The pupils are delighted to learn that tracksuits will replace uniforms for the 8 fun filled days. Activities will include: creating our own Joey’s Active Flag which will grow as we add more and more events, creating our own games and demonstrating them to other classes, taster sessions from local sports’ clubs, skipathons, yoga sessions, running laps daily, early morning exercises, lunchtime games, walk to school competition, reaction games, flash mob, limbo and plank challenges, and much much more!
There will a focus on healthy eating which will involve cookery demonstrations, healthy eating talks for pupils and parents and a scrumptious superfood lunch box competition.
Can’t wait to get moving!!!
We were treated to some top class traditional music and dancing for Seachtain na Gaeilge. The traditional band were invited by Mr. Concannon and Katie Farrell gave an exhibition of Irish dancing. Katie will be competing at the World Dancing Championships next week.
This was a fantastic opportunity for us all to experience live music and dancing.
St. Joseph’s celebrated the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising today with the official flag raising ceremony. It was a great occasion, attended by all the boys in the school from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. The ceremony was made particularly special by the attendance of Ms. Una Fletcher. Una’s father, Blimey, was one or the volunteers in the GPO in Easter 1916. She raised the flag for St. Joseph’s and gave a presentation in our school hall to a selection of classes followed by a question and answer session.
Eoghan and Jason from 6th class read out the proclamation from 1916 and Cian and Cillian from 5th class read out a their proclamation with a vision for a modern Ireland. Ms McCabe welcomed all the boys and spoke about the significance of this day in the history of our school. The 1916 commemoration ceremonies were co-ordinated by Mr. Concannon.
Congratulations to all the boys and their teachers, Ms O’Riordan, Ms. Maher and Ms. Murphy on the brilliant performances at Córfhéile na Scoileanna in the National Basketball Arena on March 4th 2016. The standard of performance was very high from all the schools. The boys were well supported by their parents. Córfhéile na Scoileanna gives boys and girls a terrific opportunity to perform in a non competitive environment.
Ms. Bleahene’s class went to Ballyroan Library for a presentation on engineering. We may have some engineers of the future here.