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.
We had our annual Summer Cake Sale on Friday. What a tasty day of fun and craic! The boys had a great time. Thank you to all who helped out in any way. Great memories!!!
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!
St. Joseph’s participated in the One Million Tree Planting Campaign this year and raised €175 to plant additional trees in Africa.
In total 870 of our trees were planted in Africa and that is a fantastic contribution in the global fight to combat climate change.
The tree species and geo-locations of the trees planted this year in our school’s name can be found at the links below.
Tree Species Planted: Calliandra calothyrsus
Tree Species Planted: Grevillea robusta & Calliandra calothyrsus
The future is very bright with students like ours taking action against climate change, and you should all be very proud of your achievements. Enjoy the upcoming summer holidays,
What is Bloomsday?
Bloomsday is a celebration that takes place both in Dublin and around the world.
Bloomsday celebrates the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses was published 100 years ago in 1922. It was set in Dublin on 16th June 1904.
With 2022 marking the centenary of James Joyce’s Ulysses, our boys had fun marking the day in their own way!
Our 6th class pupils were confirmed today in St. Joseph’s Church. It was a beautiful ceremony. The boys looked very smart and grown up wearing their blazers. Their art work, beautiful singing voices and dignified demeanor on the day is a credit to them. Well done boys! We hope you enjoyed this special day with your families.
Well done to our athletics team who came back from Santry yesterday with plenty of medals in the Dublin Primary School Sports Competitions. Individual medals included gold for Tommy and silver for Josh in the sprints while Sam ran a great 600m to finish 3rd on the line. Daire won his race taking home another gold medal for Joeys. Our two relay teams had practiced baton changing for a few weeks and it paid off with a gold for the U12 team and a close silver for the U14 team. Well done everyone!
We hosted our annual Art Exhibition on Thursday. Every pupil submitted an art piece for the exhibition and got a chance to come down to the school hall to see all the artistic pieces in a wonderful setting. The boys were impressed with how their art looked when on display and loved looking at the other art work.
The September 2022 Junior Infant parent evening was held in the hall and the new parents were in awe of the creativity of all our boys.
Truth be told, so are we! Well done to all the young artists, and to all who helped set up the displays and prepared the hall for the exhibition. A job well done – thank you!
Huge congrats to Bobby Quirke and Jamie Keating on getting their prize winning ball wall design painted by graffiti artist Joanne Murphy onto our local Faugh’s Hurling Club ball wall. What a fabulous design!
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!