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All Ireland Champions!

       

Well done to Sam from Rang a 6 and his teammates from Templeogue AC (including Eabhan from last year’s 6th class) who won the gold medals in the U-14 team event at the National Cross country championships held in Donegal last Sunday.

It was a tough race with over 160 runners from all over the country.

video (race is at 49min).

Hallowe’en 2022

From giant dinosaurs to Minecraft figures, baby Yoda to aliens, Mario and Luigi, we had them all arriving to school this morning.  One pupil even arrived in camouflage to avoid being eaten!  All were happy, excited and a possibly a little tired from being awake so early.

Some of our seniors dressed as zombies for their Thriller video and others walked to Rathmines for their Hallowe’en cinema treat.  The school was alive and buzzing  today.  Take a look at some of our artwork and lots of our dress-up photos below.

 

 

Book Fair 2022

After almost 4 years wait, the book fair came back to St. Joseph’s.  Our school hall was turned into a reading zone, welcoming all of our boys from infants to 6th class.

Each class was assigned two time slots to peruse the books, discover new authors and perhaps to read books they wouldn’t necessarily have even thought of opening before.  It was a time to share stories with friends, to relax together and to enjoy the warm atmosphere that settled over the hall for the week.

It was wonderful to welcome parents from infants to 2nd class into the school and to hear the buzz around the school as the boys gave their parents a ‘sneek peek’ into their classrooms.

It was with a tinge of sadness that we closed up the book trolleys and rolled them out of the school this week, however, we know that the culture of reading is embedded in the school and that thanks to the support of all the parents, our classroom libraries will be re-stocked with new titles very soon.

Mini Scientist Regional Final Winners

In 2019, Calum Moneley, George O’Brien, Conor Kelly and John Brophy won their regional finals in the Intel Mini-Scientist competition.  An amazing achievement!

Now, after having displayed their trophy at each of their homes, the boys have decided to donate it to us.  This way their wonderful achievement can inspire other boys to continue along their path, to enjoy science, to dream, to be curious and to investigate.

Thank you Calum, George, Conor and John!

 

Clonliffe Harriers Schools’ Cross Country

Despite the blustery weather, we had a great day of cross country running in Santry for the Clonliffe Harriers Brother Schools races.

It was a big challenge in muddy conditions and around 150 boys ran in each race, some from schools as far away as Belfast. Even our own Mr. Brennan showed up with his new school from Co. Meath!

Our 4th class boys, most running in their first ever race, made a good recovery after a slow start. Ben was our leading finisher, followed by Finn and Jason, all in the top 30.

5th class boys from Mr. O’Flynn’s class showed that those laps of the school yard do get you fit as we finished 3rd in the team event with 4 boys in the top 16. Ronan and Tom led us home followed by John and Alasdhair.

6th class boys took top honours with the team gold medals – a first for St. Joseph’s.  Sam comfortably won the race and Seán and Conn also finished in the top 10.  Conan’s 13th spot clinched us 1st place with an amazing 31 points.

Well done everyone!!

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