Category Archives: Active School

Faughs Schools Art Competition June 2021

The boys in the 4th  classes designed and created art pictures for the ball wall in Faughs G.A.A. club for the annual Faughs community project competition.

The aim of the project was to design something related to Faughs and its history that could be painted onto the ball wall. The winning entry will be painted onto the ball wall in October and the boys who designed it will be given their prizes by the Dublin manager, Mattie Kenny, in September.

Many thanks to Paul Dixon and  his committee for their hard work and their commitment over the years in organising such a brilliant and enjoyable event.

 

 

 

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