Another successful cake sale with a huge array of beautiful cakes. The boys returned to class full of sugar and with full tummies. Many thanks to all the parents for their support by offering cakes and to the Parent Association for their hard work in organising and working all day at the event.
Santa also made a surprise visit.
This money has benefited the lives of millions of people in over 20 countries worldwide. Trócaire presented this award to only 30 schools in Ireland in recognition of their outstanding support for their work.
Ms. Josephine Crowley received a special thanks for her tireless assistance in collecting Trócaire boxes and money over the years.
Today we had a dress up day to finish off our week of celebrations. We had some very sad and cross looking faces as we went back to the ‘good old’ school days.
Minister of Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, spoke at St. Joseph’s today in commemoration of our 150th anniversary and unveiled a commemorative stone.
Ms Anne McCabe, principal of St. Joseph’s BNS, welcomed the minister and other distinguished guests including former deputy mayor of Dublin Edie Wynne, former principal of St. Joseph’s Mr. Matt Hume, chairperson of the board of management Fr. Philip Bradley, Kate O’Connell TD, Councillor Anne Feeney, members of the St. Joseph’s Parent Association and the management board.
All Ireland winning Denis Bastick and Eoghan O’Gara brought Sam Maguire to St. Joseph’s BNS today to help us celebrate our 150 years. Denis and Eoghan are past pupils of our school and they were joined by the Dublin hurlers Chris and Neil Bennett and Jack McVeigh. They spoke to the boys about their memories of St. Joseph’s and they answered some very probing questions from the audience. We wish to thank our visitors and hope that they have played a part in inspiring the next generation.
Some more photos here https://goo.gl/photos/Y25yALrTdh6s8tidA by Mr. Ring