Congratulation to the boys from 2nd and 3rd class and the pupils from Stratford N.S. who celebrated their First Holy Communion at the weekend in St Joseph’s Church. It was a lovely shared community event with parents, children, teachers and the whole parish working together to make it a special day for the children.
We had a fun party in the Parish Hall after the ceremony, hosted by our parents (and photographs were taken of all who wanted to share in the celebration on Monday and Tuesday. Thanks to all who were involved in making lovely school memories for us all!
Congratulations to the boys from Ms Molloy’s fifth class for receiving an award from Sam’s Business Bus – Driving Expectations.
The boys have learnt about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. They have learnt how to write both a mission statement and a vision statement for a business, how to set out a business model, look at a budget and how to set goals using the SMART acronym: (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timed).
Well done to the boys and we look forward to reading about all your entrepreneurial ideas in the Business Post in the years to come.
Our 6th classes had visits from Jess, Dan and Tiffany from UCC Geology department to speak about fossils and paleontology. They were treated to puppets, experiments, presentations, excavations, art and a spin the wheel of extinction. These activities covered topics from evolution, archaeology, paleontology, dinosaurs, Irish fossils and extinction. They also entered a fossil art competition. We look forward having them again!
We received a thank you note from the Red Cross. We had a colours’ day March 16th and the boys donated their pocket money to help the children and their families in war torn Ukraine. This act of kindness is very much appreciated by all.
Today we gave some of our own pocket money to a school collection for the children in Ukraine.
We wanted to show our love and support for all the families of Ukraine.
Thar aon rud eile, cuir am ar leataobh gach lá don spraoi! We love to make time for fun each day! Seachtain na Gaeilge has provided us with a chance to experience our first live music event together in a long long time. We had a ball! Mile buíochas to our musicians and to our wonderful dancer – we were blown away with their performance.
We are celebrating, ag ceiliúradh all things Irish for Seachtain na Gaeilge. Inniu we had a céilí where we learned a few steps, cúpla céim and had a great time together. Bhí spraoi iontach againn. There is also a few snippets of the art work, piosaí ealaíne, that the classes have been working for the past few days.
World Book Day began with our older boys starting to do ‘Paired Reading’ again with our younger boys now that restrictions have been lifted. There was excitement in the air as boys travelled to classrooms they had never been to before. Paired reading will continue once a week for the rest of the school year. We have found that this has given our boys a love of reading and sharing stories. Our older boys read with their younger peers and discuss the book cover design, the illustrations, the author and they ask predictive questions. This activity gives the boys a purpose for reading and the boys both young and old, enjoy it immensely.
4th class wrote a great rap to celebrate the day below:
Our boys made book marks to celebrate the day, and we had Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) time in most classes. Some even got to read out in the garden as the sun shone – what a pleasurable experience!
Our infants had book club and book swop, and an interactive puppet show was provided by one of our very talented infants to his class.
Nick Sharrat visited via zoom and talked about his illustrations in so many books. Many classes dressed up as their favourite character from a book and that fun endeavour continued to the end of the week.
The boys completed a target breaking amount of AR quizzes on line and could be found in every nook and cranny of the school with head down in deep thought in a laptop.
All in all a great day in St Joseph’s BNS.