Dràma Gaeilge, Seó Gaeilge agus Gaeilgeoirí na Seachtaine

(Irish Dráma, Irish songs and Irish speaker of the week awards)

Chuir Rang a 5 dráma i láthair dúinn go hiomlán tré Ghaeilge agus bhaineann sar taitneamh as. Tá obair iontach déanta ag Ms O’Keefe agus na buachaillí.

Rinne Rang a 2 dhá gníomhamhráin comh maith. Bhí fuinneamh den chéad scoth acu. Tá Na Dorris an bhródúil astu.

Fuair ochtar mbuachaill duais don iarracht is fearr sa Ghaeilge le seachtain anuas. Comhgairdeas ollmhór dóibh, tá sé tuillte go maith acu.


Fifth Class presented a drama entirely through Irish and we all really enjoyed it. Ms O’Keefe and her class have done great work this week.

Second Class performed two action songs. They had brilliant energy. Ms Dorris is very proud of them.

Eight boys received their Irish Speaker of the Week prize for their efforts this week. It’s well deserved!

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VEX Robotics in CIT

Well done to the St Joseph’s Robotics team who reached the last 10 of the VEX challenge in CIT on Tuesday.

The judges were very impressed with the coders, researchers, builders, video makers and drivers. It was an amazing learning experience for all involved.


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A busy 2019 for Senior Infants 😊

It’s 2020!! Happy New Year! 😊
As we begin a new term we take a look back at all we have done in Senior Infants so far. We have explored the themes of Sapce, Autumn, the supermarket and Santa’s workshop in Aistear. We have done Gymnastics, GAA and physical literacy.  We have gone to the Crawford Art Gallery, the CorkPops Orchestra convert, and to the cinema. We conducted various experiments during science week. We have teamed up with 5th class for reading and writing buddies. We had great excitement in the build up to Christmas when Jeff (our elf on the shelf) came to visit. We did an amazing job in our Christmas play called Ralph the Reindeer. We took a break from homework, and instead tried to do at least  one act of kindness each day. We really have been so busy!

Here’s hoping 2020 is just as eventful and enjoyable 🤗

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Christmas Carol Concert 2019

Beannachtaí na Nollag oraibh go léir!

The students  and families in St Joe’s had a great day out for our Christmas Carol Concert.

The boys got everyone into the mood for the holidays by singing, playing instruments and performing. The Bodhrán Bookills  played five of their compositions for us.

It was a great opportunity to celebrate the many achievements our boys managed in the first term and to show their other talents.

Maith sibh a bhuachaillí! Bhaineamar go léir taitneamh as! Nollaig Shona agus athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh! 


Well done boys. We all enjoyed it thoroughly. Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

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Edmund Rice Award Recipient



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Seo Libh Coiste Gaelbhrathach na scoile!


Thanks to the 10 boys who volunteered to take part in our school’s Gaeilge Flag committee. Over the coming school year the boys will work hard to promote spoken Irish in the school through games, events and competitions. They have done a wonderful job leading by example already.

If any parents and guardians would like to take part and contribute ideas to the group, please contact the school by email. You don’t need to have strong Irish, just a positive attitude.


Míle buíochas do na buachaillí a dheontaigh páirt a ghlacadh ar an gCóiste Bhrath Gaelach. Sa bhliain atá romhainn, beidh na buachaillí ag iarraidh Gaeilge labhartha a chur chun cinn sa scoil trí cluichí, eachtraí agus comóirtisí a eagrú. Tá sár-iarracht déanta acu go dtí seo ag tabhairt an deashampla sa Ghaeilge.

Má thá suim ag tuismitheoirí na scoile bheith páirteach sa grúpa and smaointí a roinnte leo, ní foláir dul i dteangáíl linn tré ríomhpoiste na scoile. Níl gá le Gaeilge laidir a bheith agat, ach dearca dearfach!

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Pat Cox Award


This student received the Pat Cox Award for his display of positive characteristics such as hard work, self motivation, honesty, integrity, tolerance, kindness and politeness.  One student from 4th, 5th and 6th class is chosen every month.


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