As we near the last day of school, the staff of St. Joseph’s would like to wish all it’s students and families a happy, safe and fun summer. It has been a great year, rich with new experiences.
Sadly, Mr. O’Connor has decided to retire and tomorrow will be his last day at St. Josephs. He has taught in the school for 28 years. He has taught almost 900 boys during his time in the school. Undoubtedly they have very fond memories of him. His sense of humour and calm disposition will be missed by pupils and teachers alike. We wish him best in his retirement.
Alas, we must also say goodbye to Mr. Twomey who has been teaching the junior infants since January. He trained the hurling team for the Sciath na Scol and prepared 4th class to compete in the Lough League. Even though he was here for a short time, we will miss him. We wish him luck in his next school.
As we finish one year, we also keep one eye on the following year. The after school classes that are held in the school will continue in the school year 2017/2018. Aisling and Joerg will recommence the spanish and guitar lessons.
There will be a new music teacher who will continue to teach musicianship and piano. In September she will introduce herself to the boys and give them a flavour of what to expect in her classes.
We are immensely proud of our former pupil, Peter O’Mahony, who will captain the British and Irish Lions in their test match against New Zealand this morning. We wish him all the very best!
The Green School Committee were delighted with the “Minion Plant Holders” they made from old car tyres. Well done boys!
The students in 3rd class really enjoyed sharing their great skills in hurling, rugby and tennis with each other over the last few days.
The captains planned mini-workshops, demonstrated great talent and worked very well with their teams. Well done boys!
As a reward for amassing a combined total of a whopping 3,500 points on the Class Dojo, Senior Infants enjoyed a Teddy Bears Picnic in beautiful sunshine this morning!
4th class boys gathered at The Lough on Wednesday evening to play hurling against teams Glasheen and Togher. With very limited practice they did themselves proud and displayed signs of developing a lot of skills. Even though they drew in both matches, they reached the final of the Donie Cremin Memorial Cup, which was played the following evening. They played against Togher Boys. They showed great skill and determination and were leading right to the end. They were presented with a medal each and a cup by two players from the Cork Senior hurling team, Damien Cahalane and Bill Cooper.
A big thank you to Mr. Twomey for training the boys.