Sciath na Scol

St. Joseph’s football team got off to a flying start on Wednesday when we beat a strong Gaelscoil Uí Riada side in a very competitive and close fought match. Our boys really played as a team which was wonderful to see and there was no shortage of skills on display with terrific scoring, fantastic blocking and tackling and superb catching. Next up, we welcome Crosshaven Boys’ N.S. to St. Josephs next Friday the 21st of September at noon. As it was on Wednesday, Crosshaven Boys NS are also a very strong team so we are sure to be in for another battle! We hope there is plenty of support and noise on the line cheering the boys on just as there was in the first game!

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Sciath na Scol **Change of date**

Well done to the Sciath na Scol footballers who were victorious against Gaelscoil Uí Riada this week. A fantastic effort was made by each player on the panel, winning on a final score of 5-14 to 5-04. St. Joes Abú!

Please note a change of date: Our match against Crosshaven B.N.S. will now take place on Friday 21st at 12 pm in our home pitch. The following week we will play our final group match away to Ballinora N.S. on Thursday 27th at 12.30 pm.

Training will take place on Monday 17th from 2.10 until 2.50 and on Wednesday 19th during school, so please ensure the boys bring their gear Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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First Principal’s Awards of the Year

One boy from each class was chosen by his teacher to receive the Principal’s Awards today.  They were chosen for working hard since the start of the school year in class and for showing kindness to the other boys in their classes.

We chatted over a hot chocolate  in the staff room.  Maith sibh buachaillí.

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Lord Mayor Mick Finn Comes to Visit

On Friday morning, Lord Mayor Mick Finn visited our school.  The Bodhrán Bookills were playing as he walked from the school building in to the yard.  The rest of the school community were waiting for him at the soft play area.  Some 5th class boys shared some information about our school with him.  The Lord Mayor awarded the boys who did not miss a day from school in 2017/2018 with a certificate.  It was a very enjoyable morning despite the rain that made an appearance.

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Sciath na Scol

Sciath na Scol football matches will kick off for boys in 5th and 6th class this week. We will play Gaelscoil Uí Riada on Wednesday 12th at 12pm. On Thursday 20th we will take on Crosshaven Boys’ N.S. at 12.30pm. Both of these matches will take place in our home pitch. There will be one more group match against Ballinora, with a date and venue to be confirmed shortly.

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After School Clubs

After School clubs will start in  St. Joseph’s NS in the coming weeks.  It is important to sign up as soon as possible as there are limited spaces available.

  • Spanish with Aisling O’Donnell will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Aisling is a qualified language teacher who has been teaching in the school since 2014.  She teaches Spanish to the boys in a fun and interactive way.  If your child is in the infant classes, please click St Josephs’s flyer Sept 2018 (1) for more information.  If your child is in the senior classes, please click spanish (1).
  • Guitar lessons with Joerg are offered on Wednesday afternoons.  The children learn to play the guitar in an enjoyable way as they are exposed to an array of different styles and songs.  Please click Guitar to find out more about these lessons.
  • We are very lucky this year to be able to offer Speech and Drama club to the pupils of St. Joe’s.  Sinead Buckley is a qualified  speech and drama teacher and she focuses on a number of elements in her classes, namely Empowerment & Confidence, Public Speaking, The use of imagination & memory, Drama & Acting and Speech & The Variation of Speech.  Please click POWER KIDS POSTER & FLYER AUG 2018  to find out how you can get your son involved.
  • Musicianship classes will take place on Tuesdays.  Please click Musicianship application form (1) for an application form.  Angela Leake will also be giving piano lessons after school on Tuesdays.  Please click Piano Application Form (1) for an application form.

 

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Speech and Drama in St. Joe’s

This year we are very lucky to have Sinead Buckley who will be offering Speech and Drama lessons in the school every Thursday afternoon.   Sinead hopes to start on the 13th of September.  They will start at 1.15pm for the infants and 2.15pm for the remaining classes.  A flyer about the classes will be sent out through email next week so keep an eye out.

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