Students from 1st to 6th class, teachers and SNAs attended a Back to School Mass in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday. The boys walked up in pairs, with 6th walking with the 1st class, 5th walking the 2nd class boys and 3rd and 4th walking together. It was a great chance for the boys to catch up after the Summer. Boys from the different classes read and sang throughout the Mass. It was a time to reflect on the year ahead. It was also great to see so many parents in attendance.
We were very proud of our football team last week when they played an excellent game of football against Ballinora. They displayed excellent ball skills and team skills throughout the game. It was a great start to the competition as they won the game. They play their second game today against Gaelscoil Uí Riada.
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St. Joe’s will play a number of Sciath na Scol matches in the coming weeks. The first will take place this Thursday 12th against Ballinora N.S. at 1pm.
Next Wednesday 18th we will play Gaelscoil Uí Riada at 12.30pm.
Both matches will take place in St. Joseph’s home pitch. Details of the following two matches to follow in the coming week.
A student from each class was chosen to receive the Principal’s Awards this week. These boys were selected by their teachers because they stood out for working hard during the week. They also showed kindness and care to their classmates.
They joined Ms. Neville for a celebratory hot chocolate and a chat in the staffroom.
The Junior Infant class met the 6th class boys who will chaperone them in to the school every morning from the front gate. The 6th class boys demonstrated kindness and care to the younger boys, which put the younger boys at ease when walking into school without their parents.
All classes from Junior Infants to 6th class started gymnastics on Tuesday. Every class will take part in a 4 week block. Gymnastics is thought to be a good basis for all sporting activities and the boys loved taking part.