Georgian History in Cork City

Today we visited Cork City Library where we enjoyed a presentation on Georgian history as part of the annual Childrens’ Book Festival.

The authentic costumes and artefacts were a huge hit with the boys.

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Chess Club is Back!



Well done to Second Class who took part in chess club for the first time this week.

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Pat Cox and Edmund Rice Awards

Once a month, one boy from each class from 1st to 6th class is nominated to receive one of two awards – Edmund Rice (1st, 2nd & 3rd class) and Pat Cox (4th, 5th & 6th class).  Two boys from the nominees are then selected to receive the awards.  Boys who demonstrate the important qualities of respectfulness, truthfulness, friendliness, independence, integrity, honesty, intrinsic motivation and kindness are selected.  We are very proud of the first two recipients of these awards for the school year 2018/2019.

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After School Tag Rugby with Mr. Aherne

The boys in 5th and 6th class are learning the skills of tag rugby from Mr. Aherne after school every Thursday afternoon.

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Physical Literacy

Physical Literacy lessons started for 5th and 6th classes on Friday mornings.  The boys develop the basic fundamental skills that can be applied in every sport.  This also leads to the development of problem solving skills.

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Principal’s Awards

Maith sibh a buachaillí!

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2nd Class Boys Teach all the Pupils of St. Joe’s about the Blue Shark

These two boys visited every classroom and office today to share their information about the blue shark.

Did you know that:

  • When you turn sharks upside down, they go to sleep.
  • Blue sharks have to keep moving to breathe.
  • Blue sharks almost always stay in the sunlight zone and occasionally go to the twilight zone.
  • All sharks have organs that can detect vibrations in the water.  They, therefore know when there are fish in the water.
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