The Junior and Senior Infants had a great day out at Imaginosity.
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Dave Rudden is a well-known author for his book trilogy Knights of the Borrowed Dark. He writes in a style like no other. His characteristics match his personality perfectly. On the outside, he is a nice, jolly man with the most majestic beard ever. He memorises chapters of his books and reads them so well that it makes you feel like you are in the book, as if you’re an invisible spectator, watching the whole story happen. He came in with a big, jolly grin on his face, ready to surprise the many boys of St. Josephs B.N.S Terenure fifth and sixth classes. We were wondering if he would bore us to death or surprise us with many jokes and laughs? He had come off a hard backstory as he was bullied when he was younger but he got over it and did acting in college. He learned that he could express himself to the world around him. His imagination is as wild and brilliant as a forest. He thought us about writing and that ideas come from everywhere. He published his books in many countries such as Sweden, France, and USA etc. He was able to pronounce all the names in all of the languages (wink wink 🙂 ). He thought in Egypt and told us funny jokes such as when he said ‘right’ his class turned right. His class in Egypt must have been very lucky to have him as a teacher. I would not mind having him next year. What nearly blew us off our seats was that he told us that he was not the best at everything but that he was brilliant at English and that his teachers would give him extra work when he was done such as reading a book. The second book of the trilogy (The Forever Court) is going to be released on April 3rd in Eason, on O’Connell Street. Not only is his book being released soon, he will also be in his own movie Knights of The Borrowed Dark. We will be the first in line for tickets for the movie. He also told us stories and here is one of them: Paul (one of his friends) was on a trip in Disney Land. He was on a Star Wars ride with his parents. When they reached the end, the Dark Lord himself (Darth Vader) greeted them. Being the most evil human being on the planet, he thought wrong if he was holding out his arms for a hug. Paul took full caution, screaming to his parents “Ruuun!” Before head butting the Dark Lord in the stomach. Not many people can say that they were banned from Disney Land because they head butted Darth Vader, but Paul can. Dave told us countless jokes and made us laugh so hard that we were falling on the ground laughing. Many authors have come to our school but none of them was able to compete with Dave!
See here a collection of our creative talents in St. Joseph’s
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Report by Conor D. Cian M. and Alex O’R.
Ms McCabe held a St. Brigid’s Day assembly for 2nd to 6th classes. This is Catholic Schools Week and the theme this year is Learning with Pope Francis to care for our common home. This week isn’t just for Catholics in our school, though. We welcome all religions and Ms McCabe told us that we should extend kindness towards everyone. If we are kind to each other the school will be a happier place for everyone.
As we know, Wednesday was St. Brigid’s day and she was known and loved for her kindness and care for the poor, the sick and the elderly. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland but St Brigid is the female patron saint of Ireland. St Brigid’s cross is normally made from rushes. On February 1st, people hang it up in their home for protection from evil.
Conor D. read the story of St Brigid’s cloak and how she managed to spread her cloak from North to South to East to West. James C. O’S read a poem about St Brigid weaving crosses from rushes.
As we are a green school, Ms McCabe also discussed the Green team and the School Council who are constantly improving our school. St. Josephs is going to have a new bike rack for 5th and 6th class boys attending the school and it will be quite close to the church as 5th and 6th class boys will be bringing their bikes home every day. Ms McCabe also discussed our healthy eating policy and we contributed to the formation of this policy.
To end the assembly, Father Philip Bradley read a short prayer for everyone.
Well done to our four teams who competed in the Rathfarnham Credit Union quiz in Knocklyon under the guidance of Mr. Ring. They really enjoyed themselves and clocked up good scores in a difficult quiz but the competition was very intense. Congratulations to quiz winners Knocklyon and St. Pius.
See photos here http://stjosephsterenure.ie/mrring/?p=5966