School Closing for Summer Holidays

 

 

schools out

The school will close tomorrow Thursday at 12.00. We would like to thank all the parents and families for their support throughout the year. We wish everyone a happy and safe Summer holiday and we will see you all again on Wednesday 31st August.

 

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Anyone for Cricket?

Some of the boys learning how to play cricket in Corkagh Park. Anyone interested in cricket could check out the website http://www.cricketireland.ie/

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1916 Celebrations in St. Joseph’s

It’s been a hectic few days in the school. All the classes participated in celebrating 1916. Our hall was decorated with art work to commemorate the occasion and many parents came to see our display. Yesterday we raised the flag. The band played and the choir sang. All the boys and staff wore green, white or orange and we stood together like a living flag as we sang the national anthem while boys raised the tricolour. The sixth class boys worked on writing a new Proclamation for the 21st century and after reading the original 1916 Proclamation Eamon O’ Callaghan read our new one.

Later we went to the hall where Mr. Lynch’s and Ms. Shannon’s classes performed a play about 1916. The performances were fantastic in a riveting, accurate retelling of Easter 1916. After that, all the other classes performed a song or songs to commemorate the occasion. We must not forget to thank Ms. O’ Donnell for teaching all the boys Irish dancing and for calling out the steps when we had our céile mór in the yard! Well done to all the boys and staff for making the occasion so special and memorable. Finally we thank Mr. Desmond for facilitating and encouraging all of us so make the most of the opportunity to remember and reimagine this important event in our history.

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Corfhéile 2016

Well done to all the boys who performed at the Corfhéile. Both the band and choir were fantastic. It takes a lot of hard work, discipline and dedication to get to that level. A big thanks to Mr. Fitzgerald, Mr. Doherty, Ms. Fitzgerald, Ms. Desmond, Mr. Hughes, Maria Carbury and Ms. Lynch for all their hard work.

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Quiz Team

On Sunday our school quiz team did well in the table quiz. Well done to the boys and thanks to Mr. Doherty and Mary for all their work.

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Eamonn Ceannt

Today we had a very special visitor to our school. As you know we are all learning about the 1916 rising and we have been busy doing research, making displays and even making models of the G.PO. This morning Eamonn Ceannt’s grandniece came to our school. She has just written a book about Eamonn Ceannt and she spoke to us about her family, Eamonn’s involvement in 1916 and the impact it had on the lives of the loved ones he left behind. The boys had done some of their own research and had the opportunity to ask questions. It was a really informative session and Mary (the grandniece of Eamonn) was a mine of information and she answer all our questions with enthusiasm and interest. We really learnt so much today.

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Credit Union Table Quiz

Once again St. Joseph’s entered teams into the Credit Union Table Quiz. And once again, under the guidance of Mr. Doherty, the teams did very well.

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The Northern Lights Outside Our Window

Such a strange and beautiful sight. This morning over Dublin we could see the Aurora Borealis.

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Happy Christmas Everyone!

Happy Christmas from our S.N.A.s

Happy Christmas from our S.N.A.s

It’s been another great year in Joey’s. Thanks everyone for all your support in 2015. Happy Christmas and see you all in the new year. ( We start back on Wednesday 6th January).

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Christmas Holidays

The school will close at 12.00 on Tuesday, 22nd December and reopen on Wednesday, 6th January.

Have a happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.

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