Category Archives: Active School

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

Marine Week and Water Safety

We are celebrating Marine Week from April 19-23.  We are going to cover everything to do with the sea!  Now that we can travel outside our 5 km limit, our boys can’t wait to visit the beaches and waterways around Dublin in the next few weeks. Our Green School team will guide the classes as they learn about types of Jellyfish  and other sea life in Ireland. We will also be looking at solutions to microplastics pollution and at what we can do to be better global citizens.

Our active school team will lead our classes in taking part in the Aquatics strand of the PE Curriculum.  We can’t get back to school swimming lessons yet but we can learn about Water Safety.  We have started the PAWS programme on water safety in all our classes.