Come and have a look at out boys’ art exhibition here
At the start I was excited to go to Microsoft Dreamspace but because of Covid we unfortunately were not able to go. Instead we had to do a zoom. I thought it wasn’t going to be good but it turned out to be really fun. DreamSpace was a really cool coding experience and I learned a lot about coding and I recommend it to anyone who is into coding. At the beginning of the Zoom they showed us the massive building and the Dreamspace room was based on Minecraft. It was awesome. I would love to work there some day when I get a job. They showed us a really cool digital waterfall with LED lights. It was incredible. There were loads of shops and cafés and the food was super cheap. We got to make our very own video game on their cool website. The people that showed us around, answered all of our questions and were super nice. The video games turned out really well and I made an awesome video game out of code while learning at the same time.
By Charlie & Sam (Mr Brennan’s 6th class)
Who receives the most Valentine’s Day cards?
Well rumour has it – teachers do!
Just look at the fabulous digital artwork by our infants above. Below see the beautiful roses and chocolate brownies made by our 5th class boys for their loved ones!
Thank you boys for all the lovely cards, kind words and pictures – we send you all our sweetest, happiest wishes.
Our students have been getting creative with Coding!
Pupils from 3rd to 5th class have been doing Dance Party Projects on the Code.org platform. In this Course the boys learn to create dancers and programme their dance moves, their size and colour, while changing the backgrounds and the choreography to match the music.
We think you’ll agree that they are impressive, We hope that you enjoy them as much as we did making them!
All of the Dance Choreography Projects can be seen here (click on a link to your class)
Some of our Dances!
If I Can’s have you by Hugh
(Ms Byrne’s Class)
At the student council meetings this year we have looked at many subjects such as Covid, coping with Covid, Internet safety and cyberbullying. We made posters on what things we like to do to distract us from Covid. We included things like playing sports, going out in the fresh air and playing on our Xbox. We sent our suggestions and photos of our projects to Dr. Tony Holohan who was very impressed with what he saw. On cyberbullying, we went over the basics such as Stop Block and Tell, what platforms it is found on and we made posters on Internet safety. We hope everyone has a safe and peaceful Christmas.
Donnchadh and Ross (Mr. Brennans 6th class)
Hour of Code takes place on the 7th to the 13th of December, but the boys of St Joseph’s can’t wait until then! Ms. Harte’s Senior infants are having great fun with our new BeeBots, while across the school are using programming using Code.org. Boys from Senior Infants to 6th class can access their code.org class page through the Pupils’ Webpage here
Watch this space for some Dance Party projects!
Covid 19 restrictions have necessitated a lot of changes around the school, but that didn’t stop Mr O’Flynn and the boys in 5th class!
They had a Visitor by Zoom, Charles Spencer. You can find out about our virtual visitor from Charlie and Ross.
You can read the account here.
Our Junior infants are working so hard on Seesaw – this week they were making Vampire pictures and making monster faces! They’re learning so quickly (and have pulled very scary faces!)
Ms. Bleahene’s Rang a 6 were lucky to visit the new Microsoft campus in Leopardstown this week. As part of the visit they had to predict what the world would be like in 2050. You can read their submissions and an account of the visit here.
Congratulations to our boys – all 40 of them who earned 150 points or more on Manga High. They were awarded a medal to celebrate their achievement. Well done everyone!