Finglas Fire Brigade Visit St. Joseph's
The fire fighters from Finglas Fire Station came to visit us here at St. Joseph's. They spoke to us about their role and fire safety and allowed us to experiment with some of their equipment. We had great fun!
A Visit from Dogs Trust
Junior and Senior Infants had a visit from Fiona at Dogs Trust recently. Fiona spoke to the boys and girls about being safe around dogs, how to care for dogs and how to say hello to a dog. She brought her own dog Ollie along to allow the children to practice saying hello safely.
We would like to say a huge thank you to the parents, staff and school community of St. Joseph's for your continued support to raise funds for our wonderful school. We held our Easter raffle on the last day of term. Here are our lucky winners.
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
We celebrated St. Patrick's Day in school by wearing green and singing Irish songs and rhymes. It was a great day.
We were very lucky to take part in a drumming workshop recently. Neil worked with each class. We got to explore various types of drums and create beats and rhythms. We really enjoyed it.
Congratulations to Daryl's first class who won this terms attendance prize for the most full houses.
We had a visit from the Garda Band before we finished up for the Christmas Holidays. We enjoyed singing along to some of our favourite Christmas tunes.
A Visit From Santa
Santa heard the boys and girls in St. Joseph's were very good this year. He delivered some lovely presents for them.
The Ark, Dublin.
We went on a trip to the Ark Theatre in Temple Bar on Friday 15th of December to see the Christmas production of Tracks in the Snow. The music was beautiful and we joined in singing the songs and copying the actions. It was lovely to be in town at this time of year, we had a great time.
Our Christmas Raffle tickets are on sale in school everyday priced at €2 for 1 or 3 for €5.
We have a variety of prizes such as kids hampers, adult hampers, and vouchers for local businesses.
Attendance Prize Winners
We held our attendance prize winners assembly recently for the class with the most full houses and the winner was.................Elaine's First Class. Well done Elaine and all the boys and girls, keep up the good work!
Halloween Raffle Winners
The Sam Maguire
Philly McMahon brought the Sam Maguire to visit us here in St. Joseph's. He spoke to the children about how he started playing football in school and encouraged them to join our local team Ballymun Kickhams. We had a great time!
Cheering for Dublin!
First and second class were rewarded for good yard behaviour with a trip to Malahide Castle playground. Here is a short video clip of the fun they had.
We are delighted to be back in St. Joseph's for the start of the new school year. We wish all the boys and girls and staff a happy and successful year.
Attendance Prize Winners
We held our end of year attendance assembly on the last day of school. Lots of children received prizes and some children who came to school nearly every day this year got a special prize.
We held our annual sports day in school on Wednesday. It was a very wet day but the rain did not stop us having fun! We enjoyed gymnastics, tug of war, various races, yoga, musical chairs and many more fun games. We even had ice cream to celebrate!
First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the boys and girls in second class who made their First Holy Communion on Sunday the 28th of May. It was a beautiful day. The children did themselves, their parent's, their teacher's and the school proud. Well done boys and girls!
Nicola's Second Class and Rachel's Junior Infants have started buddy reading on Wednesdays. Each second class child has been paired with a buddy from junior infants and they read together each Wednesday. Here are some pictures of the children reading.
Easter Raffle Winners
Well done to the winners of our Easter Raffle. A very big thank you to all the children, parents and staff who bought tickets for their continued support to our wonderful school.
Gymnastics is back on Fridays. We enjoy using different pieces of equipment and learning something new each week.
Attendance Prize Winners
We gave special prizes and certificates to the children who have attended school every day so far this year. Well done boys and girls. We are very proud of you.
The class with the best attendance this term was Gareth's second class. Well done everyone!
The Sam Maguire Cup
Philly McMahon and Gerry from Ballymun Kickhams brought the Sam Maguire to visit us. We all got our picture taken with Sam and sang Molly Malone for the boys.
Our Christmas concerts were a great success again this year. I am sure you will agree the children and teachers worked very hard. Well done to everyone. Our raffle tickets are still on sale priced at €2 or 3 for €5. The raffle will take place at the school assembly.
The children really enjoyed the Christmas panto The Jolly Grimm Tales by the Arty Fact Theatre Company. We were glad to help the Grimm brothers finish their dictionary.
Attendance Promotion Competition
Well done to Sheila's class they had the most full houses during our attendance promotion competition.
Halloween Raffle Prize Winners