Well done to all our classes who during National Active Schools Week (from infants to sixth class) ran everyday and visited all the places mapped out for this challenge! We are so proud of our boys. We want to thank Ms Tynan and the Active School Team for the motivation to keep going! Certificates and homework vouchers were presented to all.
The boys in our senior classes are delighted that the cricket coaching sessions have started up again. Our coach is Fintan McAllister who is the DCC Cricket Development Office with Cricket Leinster. It is great to have Fintan back with us and he reckons we have some great talent here!
The infant boys were delighted to welcome back our GAA coach from our local partner football club – Templeogue Synge St. The classes had some great fun in the sun – racing, taking turns and practising ball skills. Thanks Kevin!
Wow, wow, wow what a week of fun and challenges that was!! Massive congratulations to all the boys that took part in our challenges ‘Try and beat the teacher’ and of course to our wonderful teachers who set the challenges.
Boys, you all did incredibly well. The amount of skill and talent in St Joseph’s is second to none. Everyone who sent in a video or a photo of themselves doing a challenge will be put into a draw for a prize in September. Best of luck to all of you.
Make sure to keep the active levels up over the summer. You are all champions…….next stop ‘The Olympics’!!!
The St Joseph’s hurling team wasn’t going to let the school closures stop them from working on their skills! Mr Reale and the boys worked on skill challenges over the last while and we think you will agree, they’re great!
St Joseph’s B.N.S. is striving to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. With help from our teachers, students, parents and wider community we hope that in 2020 our school will be recognised as an official ‘Active School’. As always, when the school community puts our minds to something we can achieve big things. We set up our Active School Committee with members from every class.
A key part of the ASF process is finding ways to encourage less active children to ENJOY physical activity more. Therefore, it is essential that the voice of less active children is represented alongside the voice of more active children on the ASF Committee.
We organised a poster and slogan competition for the whole school. Each child from 1st to 6th class designed an active poster with an active slogan somewhere on their poster. A winner was picked from each class and an overall winner was chosen from the whole school. The overall winner was Aaron from 6th class. Our new Active School slogan is ‘Climb, Jump, Swim, Run…..Make your fitness number one!’. Everyone had great fun doing the competition. Here are some photos of the winners and the overall winner accepting his prize.
Well done to our athletes from 5th and 6th class who competed with thirty other schools from as far afield as Mayo and Clare at the magnificent National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown yesterday. Every class in the school is now doing regular running as part of our Active School initiative. There will be more cross country events in the next few weeks so hopefully everybody is getting up to peak fitness!
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Our thanks to Terenure College for a great event last Friday. It was a chilly morning and conditions were testing after all the recent rainfall. The 94 boys from Joeys ran their socks off, especially Ms. Byrne’s class, and we had three 2nd place finishers. Well done everyone! Click here for photos.
Yesterday in the beautiful Santry Demense park we had our first run of the year in the Clonliffe Harriers schools cross country. 45 boys from 4th, 5th and 6th classes represented St. Joseph’s and all ran very well especially the boys from Mr. O’Flynn’s class. The 5th class boys were 3rd in the team event with Ben finishing 5th and Cillian, Eoghan and Sean all finishing in the top 25 against around 200 boys from 20 other schools, including some from as far away as Armagh and Belfast! There will be several more of these cross country runs during the school year and every boy from 3rd to 6th will get an opportunity to run so get out running and get fit! Photos here.