We received our Active School Flag today – the boys in Ms. Tynan’s class were delighted that all their hard work, with the Active School team and all our pupils in our other classes had been recognised.
All the hard work put in by our ASF committee paid off! A big thank you to all our boys for their enthusiasm, our staff for their commitment, our families for their patience and support, and our wonderful teacher Ms Fiona Tynan who coordinated the whole project. Super job by all.ASF Certificate St Josephs Boys NS (1)
We are really looking forward to getting back to our local sports’ clubs. The boys in 5th and 6th class did a survey for the Active School team. As you can see, we have very active boys!
For the past 2-3 weeks as restrictions have lessened, we are delighted to be getting back in partnership with our local clubs.
Thank you Kevin, our local GAA Templeogue Synge St football club coach who trains all of our infants in ball skills one day a week.
Thank you Tommy from our local GAA hurling club Faughs who teaches hurling to our 1st and 2nd class boys for 2 days every week.
Thank you Fintan from Cricket Leinster who trains our boys in 5th and 6th class mid week.
And finally, we are delighted to welcome Gareth back next week, to teach tag rugby to our 3rd and 4th class boys. Gareth is the community rugby officer for DCC South Central.
We are very grateful to our local clubs for being in partnership with us in St. Joseph’s BNS.
We are also looking forward to getting back to our swimming lessons in Templeogue Swimming Pool, but we will have to wait until the public health guidelines let us know it is safe to do so.
Well done to all our classes who during National Active Schools Week (from infants to sixth class) ran everyday and visited all the places mapped out for this challenge! We are so proud of our boys. We want to thank Ms Tynan and the Active School Team for the motivation to keep going! Certificates and homework vouchers were presented to all.
For National Active Schools week, 1st and 2nd classes were delighted to welcome back Tommy O’Mahony , Gaelic Promotions Officer from our local Faugh’s hurling club. As restrictions have eased slightly, Tommy is now coming to our school on Monday and Tuesday taking 2 classes each day in a safe and socially distanced manner. The boys had great fun! Thank you Tommy!
As usual we celebrate Active School for 2 weeks in early June but we also do our part for National Active School Week. We have just completed our design for our school walkway and for this week we will try out some of the ’30 Ways to Use Your WALKWAY’ booklet. We will most definitely cover the following thanks to Ms Tynan and her class for their hard work getting all sorted for us:
▶ Walkway Orienteering
▶ Walkway Addition
▶ Walkway Multiplication
▶ Walkway Sentences
▶ Walkway Alphabetical Organisation
▶ Walkway Handwriting
▶ Walkway Reading Suggestions
▶ Walkway Dictionary Search
▶ Walkway Mindfulness
▶ Walkway Quiz
— we intend to get very creative! We will be sharing your Walkway photos and videos here and on Twitter @stjosephsbns
Wow, wow, wow what a week of fun and challenges that was!! Massive congratulations to all the boys that took part in our challenges ‘Try and beat the teacher’ and of course to our wonderful teachers who set the challenges. Check out our Beat the teacher Challenge by clicking on our Active Flag tab section on the top right hand side of this page.
Boys, you all did incredibly well. The amount of skill and talent in St Joseph’s is second to none. Everyone who sent in a video or a photo of themselves doing a challenge will be put into a draw for a prize in September. Best of luck to all of you.
Make sure to keep the active levels up over the summer. You are all champions…….next stop ‘The Olympics’!!!
Our two weeks of the Daily Active Home Exercise Challenge finished, and the results were as follows (Apologies for the late results!)
Well done to all the boys who took part, you all did brilliantly!!!
The Winners have their PE/yard/homework vouchers are stored for next year.
Remember – this is our Active Sports Week – you can complete any of the challenges displayed on our padlet and beat the teachers!
It´s Active School fortnight(see photos) and the weather is looking good. We will have yoga, dancing, skipping, cricket, garden games, athletics, tennis, spikeball, gaelic, hurling and lots more! Spikeball Roundnet is a new sport the boys were introduced to thanks to Simon from Roundnet Ireland. It can be played indoors or outside only needing a small space. More info here for parents and teachers. Melina is also here to get everyone moving having flown in specially from Munich University. Click here for Santry Sports photos where our athletes excelled.Results here(we are in Section A) NB- School sports evening is on Weds. June 12th at 6.30pm in VEC.