See some of the terrific art created by the boys this year in our art exhibition. This exhibition was organised by Ms Durkan and St. Joseph’s PA in association with all the teachers in the school. Well done to all concerned for this wonderful exhibition.
We’re all active and having fun this week for Active Schools Week
Activities we are participating in include hurling, cricket, tag rugby, shot putting, bocce, running, dance, hand ball, chess, tennis, yoga and more.
Our friends from Sant Ignasi school in Barcelona arrived on Tuesday for their annual visit to St. Josephs. We look forward to a week of many and varied activities.
Tuesday was a very active day as they participated in a tag rugby blitz in Terenure College organised by Leinster Rugby. Mr Brennan’s class also took part as well as pupils from Terenure College, Ballyroan and St. Pius X. It was a very well organised event with some future rugby stars on show.
Tommy, coach with Faughs’ Hurling Club, introduced the Catalan pupils to hurling and the boys in 3rd class showed them how to code in Scratch.
The 2016 Terenure Spring Drama competition contained four schools in the final , one of which was the boys of Room 10 ,St Josephs . Their play was called “ Bus Stopping “, a comedy drama about four very different ladies waiting patiently and impatiently for a bus to come . The result is some unforeseen consequences . The boys gave a sensational performance on the night and ended the play with a song and dance number that brought the house down . The didn’t win unfortunately but as they were the first fourth class ever to reach the final it gave testament to their level of acting abilities. A few weeks later on from the tension of the final , the boys performed the play in the hall of Presentation Girls School for the parents of St Josephs . What made this event so special was that all donations given on the night went to the worthy cause of Aoife Beary , the girl injured in the balcony accident in Berkely California . Over one thousand euros was raised and the night was a resounding success . Everyone a winner . Many thanks to all who gave their support on the night and to Ms Hume for the use of their super hall and school . Next year’s drama is almost ready to go to press. Watch this space !
We were treated to some top class traditional music and dancing for Seachtain na Gaeilge. The traditional band were invited by Mr. Concannon and Katie Farrell gave an exhibition of Irish dancing. Katie will be competing at the World Dancing Championships next week.
This was a fantastic opportunity for us all to experience live music and dancing.
The Irish Independent reported on our Proclamation Ceremony and Una Fletcher’s dad John ‘Blimey’ O’Connor
See the flag raising ceremony here
1916 from St. Joseph's BNS on Vimeo.
St. Joseph’s celebrated the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising today with the official flag raising ceremony. It was a great occasion, attended by all the boys in the school from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. The ceremony was made particularly special by the attendance of Ms. Una Fletcher. Una’s father, Blimey, was one or the volunteers in the GPO in Easter 1916. She raised the flag for St. Joseph’s and gave a presentation in our school hall to a selection of classes followed by a question and answer session.
Eoghan and Jason from 6th class read out the proclamation from 1916 and Cian and Cillian from 5th class read out a their proclamation with a vision for a modern Ireland. Ms McCabe welcomed all the boys and spoke about the significance of this day in the history of our school. The 1916 commemoration ceremonies were co-ordinated by Mr. Concannon.
Ms. Bleahene’s class went to Ballyroan Library for a presentation on engineering. We may have some engineers of the future here.