Sports blitz for Juniors and Seniors!

The boys from Junior and Senior Infants had a fantastic time at the Sports Blitz organised by the Student Council this morning! In lovely sunshine they got to try out different games and finished with a friendly tug-o-war! Well done to the big boys for super organisation, great patience and endless encouragement!

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Fancy Dress On Sports Day

The sports day was a great success on Tuesday the 13th of June.  Mr. Donovan was MC and did a remarkable job in keeping the races flowing.  The weather was warm and dry. Each class competed in two races but these races required some skill, luck and speed. There  were sack and egg and spoon races.  Other races required classes to find their shoes in the middle of the pitch, put them on and then race to the finish line.  Other classes were asked to run backwards, find a number and then race to the finish line. There was great fun and enthusiasm throughout the day.

The parents races were unbelievably quick and three moms and three dads went home happy with their prizes.

Many students got dressed up and participated in the fancy dress, making it very difficult to decide on the winners.  The photos below show the winners of each class group.

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Two 4th class boys compete against each other in the pool!

Two pupils who are great friends in 4th class, but are members of rival swimming clubs competed against each other at the weekend.  They encouraged each other, did well and enjoyed the experience.   Maith sibh!

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What a day for a sponsored walk!

On Friday the 9th of June, all of the students from St. Joseph’s NS went on a sponsored walk towards the Lee Fields.  This walk was expertly organised by the PA and some parents joined us for the walk.  Even though it was threatening rain, the day stayed dry long enough for the children to get back to the school.  The pupils also got a chance to play football in the Lee Fields and play in the playground in Fitzgerald’s Park.  It was a really enjoyable experience.  The ice-cream at the end was the icing on the cake.

We would like to thank all of those who sponsored the walk.  We will purchase some benches for the school yard from the money that was raised.  We would also like to thank four parents, Orla, Deirdre, Mary, and Tara, who joined us on our walk.

 

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Senior Infants enjoy our sponsored walk

Seniors followed their great day in Fota with a trip to Fitzgerald’s Park for our sponsored walk!

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Senior Infant tour to Fota!

We had a brilliant day at Fota Wildlife Park on our tour today! The sun even shone before we went home!

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3rd Class on School Tour

On the 30th May this year, 3rd class went on their school tour to Oysterhaven Outdoor Centre. They had an absolute ball as they took part in lots of land and water-based activities.
The “Jungle Quest” and “kayaking games” were a real hit with the boys.
They are already looking forward to next year’s trip!

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