John Dunleavy Visits St. Joe’s

It was a beautiful day in the Mardyke today as the sun was shining down on the students and teachers who waited in anticipation for John Dunleavy and two FAI representatives to visit.  They arrived laden down with the cups that Cork City won during the 2017 football season – the League cup and the FAI cup.

Seán, Dennis, Ricky and Brian, four 5th class boys, welcomed them to the school.  Brian introduced them to all the pupils and staff.  Seán informed them about all the sports that are played in St. Joe’s.  He also mentioned a few of the well known past pupils who have made their mark on the sporting world.  Ricky then praised John Dunleavy and Cork City football for their achievements during the 2017 season.  He told them that they were inspiring.  Dennis then took over and asked John to speak to the attentive students and teachers.

He told us all about how he got into football and that he first played for Donegal and Wolves before moving to Cork where he has played for Cork City for the last 7 years.  Unfortunately he has incurred a number of injuries and is out injured at the moment.

He answered a number of questions before signing autographs and posing for photos with the classes.  He was an inspiration to the students and we wish him a speedy recovery.

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Working with 3D shapes in Second Class

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An Easter Hunt in St. Joe’s

The Easter Hunt organised by members of the Parent Association was a great success today.  The boys bunny hopped out of their classrooms before the hunt began.  They searched for eggs in the green/forest area at the back of the school.  There was great fun enjoyed by all.

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhíomar an-ghnóthach ag ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge.   Bhí Trath na gCeist, damhsa (saghas Flash Mob), Poc Fada agus Ceolchoirm eagraithe i rith an seachtain.

Bhí na buachaillí ag iománaíocht sa Poc Fada.

Thóg gach dalta páirt i gceolchoirm.  Chan siad amhráin as Gaeilge.  Bhí siad go hiontach.

…agus ár saghas Flash Mob!!  Thosaigh sé ag cur fearthainne ach níor chuir sé stop ar na buachaillí agus na múinteoirí.

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Principal’s Awards

We are very proud of these boys who have had a great week in St. Joseph’s.  They have been working diligently throughout the week.  Maith sibh!

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Junior Graduates

Third class enjoyed their tour of UCC on Monday. Future graduates no doubt amongst them!!

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Fighting Words!


2nd class went to Fighting Words in Graffiti Theatre today. They wrote the beginning of the story “Gary and the Missing Human” together.

Then they each came up with an original ending.

All of the Fighting words staff were impressed with their imagination, even Ms McClunkley!

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