Category Archives: Active School Week/Sports Day

Local clubs – a great partnership!

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.

 

Welcome back Tommy!

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!

National Active School Week

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

‘Sports Day’ Active Home Week 

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’!!!

Daily Active Home Exercise Challenges Results

Our two weeks of the Daily Active Home Exercise Challenge finished, and the results were as follows (Apologies for the late results!)

Week 1
1st Place 4th classes
2nd Place 3rd classes
3rd Place 1st classes.

Week 2
1st Place 3rd classes
2nd Place 4th classes
3rd Place 5th classes

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!

Active Schools Padlet

Active School Weeks!

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.