Category Archives: Parents

Celebrating First Holy Communion Together

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!

 

 

Admission Policy – Announcement

With the commencement of further sections of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018  – new Admission to school requirements apply to the enrolment of pupils for the 2021/2022 and subsequent school years. The school will publish its new Admission Policy approved by the Patron and its Annual Admission Notice on the 21st September, 2020.   This notice will state when the school will commence accepting applications and cease accepting applications.  The notice will also give the date by which applicants will be notified of the decision  and the period in which they must confirm acceptance of admission.   Our application form for Junior Infants September 2021 will be available on our website from the 2nd of October, 2020.

Nollaig Shona!


Nollaig Shona! Happy Christmas to everyone!The Christmas season is always a very special and enjoyable time in St. Joseph’s. We have Nativity Plays, Carols, Cake Sale, Christmas Shoebox appeal, visit of Santa Claus, etc. A special word of thanks to the Garda Band who visited us yesterday. We even had some Christmas Gardening this year as Ms. Maher’s class planted amaryllis bulbs in October to flower at this time. Click on this link to see some photos(including some amazing art and craftwork!) and on the video to see some of our classes singing.

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Welcome back after Halloween

We hope you all had a great Halloween break, didn’t get too scared and had great family time through out the week. We have taken down the Halloween decorations, the posters for our Maths challenges and trails from our Maths week and you’d never guess that very messy experiments had taken place for Science week just before our break. Thanks to our cleaning staff during the break and to the boys who know it is important to clean up our work spaces so we can be comfortable and healthy in school. A wet morning greeted us today but the boys and teachers are happy to be back catching up with their school buddies. We are looking forward to a great school term of hard work and good fun!

Here’s a taste of Maths week, Science week and Costumes worn by our junior end of the school.