Road Safety Week

Last week we had many activities for ‘Irish Road Safety Week’ where the pupils learned about road safety and about wearing hi-vis clothing, bag covers and vests to and from school.
We focussed on:
· The Safe Cross Code
· Be safe, be seen
· Wearing seatbelts
· Cycle safety
· Car safety
· Pedestrian safety
Check out http://www.rsa.ie/en/RSA/Road-Safety/Road-safety-for-kids/
The following website is more suitable for pupils up to second class http://www.seatbeltsheriff.ie/index.html
Fun stuff sections, quizzes and teacher packs are also available there.
Congratulations to our lucky winners of our Road Safety Poster Awareness Campaign!

European Week of Sport-the fun we had being active!

These are some of the activities we had last week and it all culminated in the Take On The Teacher Challenge on National Fitness Day.

Tug of war, Dodge ball, Bean bag bash. Athletics, Relays, Inclusive sports and games, Swimming, Dramatics, Bizzy breaks, Go Noodle,Circuits

Dance, Yoga, Mindfulness Activities, Penalty shoot outs, Football & Hurling  training.

2017 European Week of Sport

This week is the 2017 European Week of Sport and Physical Activity and here in St. Joseph´s we have an exciting week planned culminating in National Fitness Day on Friday when some boys will be taking on the teachers in a sports challenge! St. Joseph´s was recently nominated for the #BeActive Education Award by the Irish Sports Council and narrowly missed representing Ireland at the European awards in conjunction with this week.

3rd & 4th class league

We are continuing a long tradition in St. Joseph´s by running a 3rd and 4th class football league in the first term. It started yesterday and will continue for the next four Wednesdays, weather permitting. Some present football Dublin superstars (Eoghan O´Gara and Denis Bastick) played their first football matches in this league many years ago. Thanks to Mr. Concannon for organising, the other teachers who helped supervise and the 6th class boys who are refereeing. Click below to see more photos.

#BeActive Education Award

We are delighted to have been nominated for the #BeActive Education Award by the Irish Sports Council. This is a European award to coincide with the European Week of Sport and National Fitness Day at the end of September. Click on the photo below to see some of the best photos from our Active Weeks and other activities over the last few years.

Our teachers are also an active bunch and Ms. Byrne’s Sligo team will be battling for a place in Croke Park on All-Ireland final Day when they play Tyrone in the semi-final on Saturday Sept. 2nd. The match will be broadcast live on TG4 at 3pm. We wish her the best of luck.


The #BeActive Awards competition is a central element of the annual
European Week of Sport and has been created to support projects and
individuals dedicated to the promotion of sport and physical activity
across Europe.
There are three award categories: #BeActive Education
Award, #BeActive Workplace Award & #BeActive Local Hero Award
In July 2017, St Joseph’s applied for the #BeActive Education Award.
The National Coordinating Body Sport Ireland nominated three entries across
the three award categories. St Joseph’s BNS, Terenure was chosen to
represent Ireland in the #BeActive Education Award. The selection
committee stated that there was a high level of interest in the award this year
with a number of particularly strong applications. They stated that they were
particularly impressed by the inclusive nature and the overall impact of our
efforts in St Joseph’s BNS.
Soon the European Commission will contact the National Coordinators
and EWoS Partners regarding the finalists. A representative of each
finalist will be invited to attend the Awards Gala on 12 October 2017 in
Marseille (France).