Category Archives: Active School Week/Sports Day

Community Schools Night in Faughs

St. Joseph’s boys had an enjoyable time at Faughs’ Community Project Awards on Thursday night.  Local schools entered the ball wall designs competition and the art work was based on the theme of the importance of sport and our local clubs to our community of families during Covid.

The evening was presented by RTE’s Joanne Cantwell and refreshments were provided for all on the night. Each school got 3 awards for their designs and the judges decided on 2 for the actual ball wall.

Well done to our boys for their entries which were colourful, thoughtful and very creative. Congratulations to Cheeverstown and St Pius Schools for securing a double win – their designs will be painted on the wall by local Graffiti Artist Joanne Murphy.

3rd and 4th Class Sports Day

Our 3rd and 4th class pupils had another sunny day for their sports events which took place in the VEC grounds. Thanks to all who brought up equipment and who helped out on the day.  The boys had a wonderful time. Many parents were able to make it but for those who couldn’t here’s a little video of the day. Enjoy!

Infants Sports Day in Bushy Park

Our junior and senior infants had an active fun day yesterday in Bushy Park with their teachers and SNAs.  The sun shone all day!  Activities of all kinds were set up by the teachers and SNAs with great help from the boys in 6th class assigned to each infant class.  Many thanks to all  for organising a great event and making sure the equipment and ice creams were available for every child.   Everyone went home with a big smile on their face and all slept well last night!

 

Sport’s Day Events have begun!

Our junior and senior infants have kicked off our Sport’s day, week and  month events with a football blitz of coaching and games in the VEC grounds. The football fun was organised by our GAA coach Kevin from Templeogue Synge St, who coaches our boys every Friday in school.   Our 6th class prefects helped to bring the boys safely to the pitches and to referee the matches ensuring everyone had fun!  Thanks to the VEC for allowing us to use their wonderful grounds. The rain kept away and the boys loved playing on a carpet of green grass.

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.