Developing Robotic Arms in 3rd Class

Last Friday, third class boys were busy working scientifically, building robotic arms, like those used on the space station. After making the robotic arms, the boys were then set the task of improving the function of the robotic arms. Lots of interesting adaptations were thought of…. including, adding rubber tops, tightening the fasteners and reducing the number of lollipop sticks.

We also began a colour wheel visual art activity today, which was very much enjoyed by the boys!

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Ag obair go dian… arís!

We know the end of the week is in sight when Senior Infants start working harder than usual… it can only mean one thing… it must be nearly Golden Day!!

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the work we did today – we wrote our news and continued learning about the number 6 so that we can take a well earned break tomorrow for Golden Time!!

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Sciath na Scol in Cloghroe

The boys played their fourth and final Sciath na Scol match today in Cloghroe. Unfortunately St. Joe’s were unsuccessful and lost by a very small margin to a strong Cloghroe team. St. Joseph’s got off to a great start and didn’t give up until the final whistle. The entire panel of players should be extremely proud of themselves for the great skill, teamwork and determination shown in all of their games this year. Well done boys, we are very proud of you all!

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Sciath na Scol in Carrigaline

The boys went to Carrigaline with enthusiasm yesterday.  However Scoil Mhuire Lourdes showed much skill and beat the boys in green and red.  Nevertheless a lot was learned and we will give our best against Cloghroe on Wednesday.


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Sciath na Scol

Today was not our day but the boys represented themselves with pride and fought until the very end!

Tomorrow, we will do a light training session, during lunch, to prepare for Wednesday’s match. Boys are to bring their boots, gum shields and a tracksuit bottom/shorts.

We play Cloghroe on Wednesday 11th October, in Cloghroe, kick off is at 1.15.

Up St. Joe’s!

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The Lord Mayor’s Visit

Cork’s Lord Mayor, Tony Fitzgerald visited the pupils and staff in St. Joseph’s NS this morning.  It is a Cork tradition that the Lord Mayor visit the Cork city schools at the start of the year to acknowledge the importance of education and learning.  He also spoke to the boys about the importance of healthy eating and looking after our environment.  He presented the boys who did not miss one day of school last year with certificates.  It was a great opportunity for the boys to meet the Lord Mayor.  The Bodhrán Bookills played and all the boys sang Amhrán na BhFiann.

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Sciath na Scol match

Our next match is scheduled for Monday, 9th October at 1.15. We play Scoil Mhuire Lourdes Carrigaline in Carrigaline GAA pitch. St Joe’s abú!

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