The pupils, staff and families of the St. Joseph’s Community celebrated our Sports Day yesterday. The classes moved stations throughout the morning trying out an array of activities that were facilitated by the 6th class students.
In the afternoon, parents and families joined us for novelty races. The three legged race, obstacle rac, sack races, potato and spoon were just some of the races that took place.
Parents organised a cake sale and drinks and the money raised will go towards the yard fund. Thank you to all those parents who were involved.
Every year a hurling league takes place at the Lough in June. 4th class pupils from the schools in the surrounding area play against each other. The results of the first night determines who plays in the finals the following night.
On Tuesday the 19th of June, St. Joe’s played against Greenmount and Glasheen and won both games. On Wednesday evening, they were playing for the Mick Finn Memorial Cup against Glasheen. With an end score of 1 goal and 1 point to each team, it was decided to call it a draw and share the cup. It was particularly special as the new Lord Mayor Mick Finn, awarded both teams with the cup.
We hosted 2nd Class from Glasheen NS for a football and hurling blitz on Tuesday.
We had a great trip to Fota Wildlife Park.
Today the boys in third class went on a maths trail. The boys enjoyed exploring the school building and grounds to find solutions to the questions asked.
Sixth class participated in the ‘Bridges’ project which is part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. Artist Pauline Gibbons visited the class for a number of workshops in which the
boys created wonderful shield-like works of art, made out of cellophane and coffee pods.
The 6th class decided to visit Kartworld for their school tour this year.