3rd Class Visit to Lifetime Lab for Science Week

On Wednesday we went on a bus trip to the Lifetime Lab. It was the first time our class made a trip together to the Lifetime Lab. We did two activities. The first one was a hand-eye coordination activity. A buzzer would light up on a board and we had to press the correct number. We were competing against ourselves and trying to break our own record. Our second activity was a memory game. We had to remember a number sequence and then repeat it. We really enjoyed our trip to the Lifetime Lab for Science Week! (composed by Rang a Trí)

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Basketball in 2nd Class

Today the boys braved the cold for their first basketball session with coach Ronan. The boys practiced dribbling, different throwing skills and catching. We look forward to the next couple of weeks of basketball coaching.


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Sciath na Scol Winners!!

All pupils from 1st – 6th Class travelled to Páirc Uí Rinn last Wednesday to support boys from 5th and 6th Class who were playing in the Sciath na Scol final against Ballinora N.S. The supporters were enthusiastically led by the Bodhrán Bookills from the stands. It was fantastic to see support from all members of the school community – pupils, parents, staff, members of the board of management and Presentation Brothers – on this momentous occasion.

The Sciath na Scol team once again played superbly, showing their fantastic football skills and team work which has led them to win all 6 of their Sciath na Scol games this year. Over the past two months the boys have shown commitment and dedication, even giving up two days of their midterm break to come in to school to train.

Weather conditions on Wednesday were far from ideal, but all 19 members of the panel gave outstanding performances right until the final whistle, where St. Joseph’s won on a scoreline of 3-08 to 0-05. Josh, the captain on the day, collected the Christy Dooley cup and gave a great speech. The whole school was delighted to have homework off and some treats as a celebration.



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Edmund Rice and Pat Cox Awards

Every month two boys are selected from the student body for demonstrating the qualities that we try to instill in our pupils, which include respect, politeness, kindness, caring, perseverance, self-motivation,  honesty and tolerance.

These two boys demonstrate these characteristics on a daily basis and we were delighted to present them with the two awards


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Principal’s Awards

Hot chocolate and chats for all the boys who received the Principal’s Awards in the last three weeks.  Well done boys for your constant politeness, respect and good manners.  You have also displayed diligence, perseverance and hard work in the last few weeks.   We are very proud of you.  Maith sibh!

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Cluiche Ceannais Sciath na Scol

Beidh an Cluiche Ceannais Sciath na Scol ar siúl Dé Chéadaoin ar ceathrú tar éis a dó dhéag i bPáirc Uí Rinn. Imreoidh foireann na scoile in aghaidh Baile Nóra. D’imríomar in aghaidh Baile Nóra cheana féin i mbliana agus bhuamar an cluiche. Is foireann an-mhaith iad agus beidh orainn sár iarracht a dhéanamh chun an cluiche a bhuacaint! Níor chaill foireann peile na scoile aon cluiche riamh i mbliana. Tá sceitimíní an domhain orainn go léir. Táimíd ag tnúth go mór leis an cluiche agus táimíd saghas neirbhíseach freisin. Rachaidh gach dalta ó rang a 1 go dtí rang a 6 go dtí an cluiche. Tá bród an domhain ar gach dalta agus múinteoir as foireann na scoile. Josies abú!

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Good Luck to the St. Joseph’s Team

Our Sciath na Scol team are playing against Ballinora today in the finals.  We are very excited and look forward to kick off at 12.15pm in Páirc Uí Rinn.

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