Category Archives: Events

Target Boards


After a week of maths the 6th classes, Ms. Bleahene and Mr. Brennan, win the Target Board challenge beating every other school in Ireland. Ms Molloy’s 4th class, after a late start came in 5th overall in Ireland. The boys worked really hard and the success of the weeks maths could be summarised in the one overheard comment ‘I never knew that maths could be so much fun’

Past Pupils – Celebrating 150 Years

If you are a past pupil of St. Joseph’s and would like to be made aware of  events in relation to our 150 year celebrations please fill in and submit the form below and we will contact you.  We do plan to have an event for the past pupils of the school. If you are in contact with other past pupils, please ask them to supply their details as well.

St Joseph’s BNS

Garda Band and 150 Year Celebration

Garda Band from St. Joseph’s BNS on Vimeo.
 Cathal K. showed his conducting skills.

This school year we are celebrating our sesquicentennial year of providing primary school education for the boys of Terenure.  In other words, we are 150 years old!  Our school was founded on November 5th, 1866 and it was called Roundtown Boys’ National School.  We are planning many events and activities throughout this school year. Keep checking out our website for updates.
The plan is to have a threefold celebration:
1) November (7th – 11th) 2016: A weeklong celebration with our present day pupils
2) St Joseph’s Parish will come together with the boys’ and girls’ schools to celebrate their joint 150th anniversary on the Feast day of St Joseph, March 19th 2017.
3) Past pupil reunion: Early Spring.
If you have any photos, stories or artefacts from days gone by connected to St Joseph’s BNS, could you please drop in with them to us so we can record and display copies for all to see.  If it is easier to send scanned pictures of items and photos please send them to with a little note detailing who,  when, where and what you are sending us.   We are looking forward to hearing your stories etc. and believe that they will make history come alive for our boys.
At our welcome assembly, we launched our celebratory year in style with the full Garda band ensemble!  The boys were entertained with a mixture of music and song: they danced, clapped and sang their hearts out.  We want to thank the Garda band for helping us mark the beginning of this very special year.

Green Flag Award Ceremony

We were presented with the Green Flag for our work in GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP – LITTER & WASTE (our sixth flag) on Tuesday, May 24. Oscar  and Ethan  attended the ceremony in The Helix, accompanied by Ms. Maher and Mr. Concannon. Of course, awards like this are only possible as a result of the hard work and enthusiasm shown by the Green Team and by the pupils and teachers of St. Joseph’s. Well done to all concerned. 

Bodhrán Workshop

The boys and girls from St. Augustines in Blackrock gave a bodhrán workshop to the boys in 3rd class today. We have some session musicians in the making.


Ryan Tubridy with Mr. O’Flynn

Liesbeth Langford and Mr.  Anthony Flynn – Written by Candlelight

Liesbeth and Mr. O’Flynn joined Ryan in studio to talk about her recent visit to St. Joseph’s BNS Terenure to speak to the students. The boys made a film based on Liesbeth’s book “Written by Candlelight” which is about her family’s experience of German occupation in the Netherlands during World War II.

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BBC  SAT Live Interview:

You can hear the Hide and Seek story interview on the BBC with Liesbeth Langford at (Broadcast 21/05/2016)

Art Exhibition

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.