As part of our application for the next green flag, Mr. Brennan’s 6th and Ms. Molloy’s 5th classes made some magnificent posters on the topic of keeping our seas and beaches pollution & litter-free. Here is a sample of their fabulous artwork. Well done lads!
Hour of Code takes place on the 7th to the 13th of December, but the boys of St Joseph’s can’t wait until then! Ms. Harte’s Senior infants are having great fun with our new BeeBots, while across the school are using programming using Code.org. Boys from Senior Infants to 6th class can access their code.org class page through the Pupils’ Webpage here
We have been very busy in the school garden. We prepared the inner bed for winter growth. We planted purple garlic and elephant garlic. We hope to have a crop in late spring. We also have Amaryllis bulbs starting to grow in our window sills. Some have produced their dramatic flowers already. They were kindly donated by Mark Caslin. Thanks so much, we love them.
Bn Uí Loingsigh also helped the boys plant ‘Spring surprises’ around the church bell, We wonder what will pop up come February/March.
Our sensory garden has treated us to the calming smells of lavender, and a wide range of tastes including sage, mint, thyme and rocket. Winter plans include new raised beds and upgrading of the pathways around our sensory garden. If anybody has access to spare flagstones or gravel we would love to hear from you! (Room 14, Rang 3)
Our Green school team had its first socially distant outside meeting today with Ms Ryan and Mr O’Doherty. The Marine Environment is the next flag we would like to get. Today we discussed marine environments and what we can do to protect them. The committee will work with the teachers and classes to reduce plastic usage in lunches. We will encourage discussion on marine environments and their preservation. We will also let our classes know about a poster competition called ‘Clean Marine’.
We are taking part in an active challenge from today November 9th until December 4th as part of our Active School Initiative. Our Active Team met with Ms. Tynan to come up with ideas on what we could do for active breaks every day. Some of those include Joe Wicks 5 minute exercise breaks, Go Noodle, Bizzy Breaks and 10@10 (RTE). Best of luck everyone and get active!
We hope everyone had an enjoyable Halloween mid-term break.
The school reopens on Mon. Nov. 2nd (NB-staggered opening and closing times continue).
Click below for our Autumn newsletter. Autumn Newsletter 2020