Another great school year has come to an end. A gentle reminder that the school reopens on Thurs. Aug 29th at 8.50am (9.15am for new junior infants). Click on the link to access our Newsletter!
End of year Newsletter
We wish to thank Tommy O’Mahony of Faughs(and Paddy O’Brien who sponsored the medals!) for organising hurling blitzes for all classes from 1st to 4th this week. Well done to all the boys and remember to keep practicing your skills over the summer! More photos here.
The work that Rang a 3 (Ms Maher’s and Ms Rooney’s) have done in the garden this year is beginning to bear fruit.
The early potatoes (in bags) are almost ready for harvest. The tomato plants have grown very tall and needed staking. They are gradually finding new homes ….. hopefully in the ground or very large pots, where they will thrive and produce many juicy red fruits. The beginnings of tiny courgettes have been seen, as the boys weed the vegetable bed… we anticipate cooking them in September. Rhubarb is picked periodically to allow new growth. It will be in the freezer for us to enjoy at a later date. Spicy mizuna leaves insist on re-appearing to enhance our lunchtime sandwiches and salads.
Our sensory garden is looking quite lush: We can touch, smell, see and taste mint, thyme, sage, lavender, chives, dogwood, fuschia and a recently re-discovered apple blossom. Click here for more photos.
It´s not every day we have an Olympic medallist(and his medal) visiting us here in St. Joseph´s so Mr. O´Flynn´s class were delighted to welcome John Tracey yesterday. They listened in wonder as he told of that summer´s evening long ago when he ran his first marathon against the best in the world in the Southern Californian sun and finished with a silver medal. John was also happy to sign the boys´ homework diaries! This week our own champions were in energetic action on Sports Day. You can see some photos here.