Special Mass. Lourdes Church, March 11th, 10.30am. Sixth class boys making Confirmation will be taking special pledges at this mass.
Words from the Principal
The calendar year of 2018 is fully underway here in St. Joseph’s CBS Primary with a busy schedule of events and activities.
Already the boys have had their annual Barbican visit for the ‘Mini-Panto’ which always serves to ensure that any post Xmas winter gloom, that might exist, is quickly forgotten. A fun morning was had by all!
After-school activities are back in full swing – Homework clubs, Table-tennis club, Chess club, Drama club, Singing club and Band club. Swimming lessons for six weeks are being well engaged with by 4th class pupils this term as was the case with 5th and 6th classes during 1st term.
It is very pleasing also to see that parent participation in Operation Transformation, Computer lessons and Yoga morning has been of the highest level and our hosting of Computer and Yoga adds to that pleasure for our school community.
Coffee Morning – The Big Event
Thursday, February 1st is an eagerly awaited day for St. Joseph’s with the Annual Coffee Morning creating a big buzz in the school. Our pupils are very much engaged with the procedures of the day as they welcome and direct our visitors as well as entertaining with a variety of on stage performances. No doubt they also enjoy their own visit to the “Cake and Bun” stall as the day unfolds.
2018 – An historic year for St. Joseph’s CBS Primary.
This year St. Joseph’s welcomes Junior Infants into its school community for the first time. It is a most exciting development for our school and is being looked forward to with great enthusiasm and eager anticipation by all.
Planning and preparation for the arrival of Infants is to the forefront of our minds and there is a great sense of commitment to providing the very best learning opportunities for our new recruits.
On February 5th,6th and 7th our Sixth Class pupils are having a day of reflection and self-discovery – one class per day. It will be a day for the boys to give time to think about their values, beliefs and personal vision of their place in the world – in an enjoyable way.
Ceremony of Light
Our Ceremony of Light for the Confirmation Candidates 2018 takes place on Wednesday night, February 7th, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 7pm. It is a very meaningful ceremony, relaxed and informal, but central to the Confirmation preparation and experience.
School Open Day, 2017.
St. Joseph’s C.B.S. Primary Boys School Community will have its annual Open Day on Tuesday , February 14th , 2pm – 4pm.
All are welcome but especially prospective pupils with their parents/guardians and family members.
Pupils will give guided tours to school layout, displays, facilities and resources.
After-school clubs and activities will also be in operation.
Parents’ Council members will also be present to chat and provide refreshments.
Home School Community Liaison information also available.
St. Joseph’s School Community would really appreciate a good turnout of interested families!
Come and see what we can offer to your young boy on his educational life-journey.
ST. JOSEPH’S C.B.S. SEPTEMBER PRINCIPAL’S REVIEW. 30-09-2016.
On this final day of September 2016 it is with a great deal of satisfaction that we look back on the first few weeks of our academic year in St. Joseph’s.
It is, first and foremost, a happy return to know that our pupils have had a summer break and have resumed their scholastic endeavours, able and ready for the challenges ahead, in a state of good health. The September “Indian summer” has also been an added bonus!
As normal our new pupils of third class arrived bubbling over with excitement and unbridled enthusiasm for their new surroundings. The “school ball” is as always a big hit with our newcomers and serves as a very necessary release valve for the copious supply of their high energy levels. This spent energy then makes for a more settled focused attitude to the learning activity of the classroom afterwards. Healthy body, healthy mind!
The boys have also already been engaged actively in the school kitchen cooking/baking with very praiseworthy outcomes, much to their own delight in the tasting pleasures that followed. Overall the settling in period has progressed very well for teachers, pupils and parents. Needless to say our dedicated SNA staff have been an invaluable support in all of this.
The boys of 4th, 5th and 6th classes have also made a very good transition to their new status and their developing maturity is for the most part quite evident in both their approach to their learning and their play.
Sixth class swimming is well underway with fifth class to be the next group taking the plunge after the midterm break and fourth class commencing after Christmas break.
Gaelic football activity for fifth and sixth class pupils has been very successful with excellent participation in training and victories in their competition so far. Gaelic coaching for third and fourth class takes place every Tuesday morning throughout this term. Rugby coaching is also on this term’s agenda.
Chess club, table tennis club and homework clubs are up and running. Visits to the Texaco art exhibition and the Droichead Arts Centre are also part of this term’s school activities. Auditions for the school band have received an enthusiastic response from all class streams and a high standard of talent is presenting. It’s another busy year in St. Joseph’s!
Through school fundraising last year, in particular the Double Heptathlon Sponsored Event, a new supply of books is being added to the school library. Much thanks is due here to the support of the Parents Council and the engagement of the pupils and staff with the various activities.
The date for Confirmation is set for May 3rd, 2017. We look forward to all our candidates making a good spiritual preparation for this important undertaking.
Every day of the school year brings its own challenges for pupils, parents, guardians, school staff and the school community in general but working together in a spirit of respect, understanding and cooperation will see the positive outcomes for our pupils that we all want.
This September has been an encouraging beginning for the school year 2016-2017.
Go n-éirí an bóthar linn go léir!
A VERY POSITIVE BEGINNING TO AN ACTIVE SCHOOL CAMPAIGN! Already our pupils are off to a flying start. There was a great sense of whole school enthusiasm for our running trials in the Boyne Rovers pitch as all classes participated on September 3rd when the weather proved very favourable. Well done to the helper pupils from R10 under the guidance of Mr. Mulroy in very effective organisation of the event.
The 45 runners selected from the trials did the school proud this Wednesday as they competed in the Louth Sports Partnership running event for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils. Well done to all competitors!
St. Joseph’s CBS Gaelic football squad have also had a very promising start to the season with good training sessions on Thursdays and a successful kick off to the campaign with a narrow victory over Ardee who always prove to be very difficult opposition. Tús maith leath na hoibre.
Congratulations to all the involved in organising and supporting the inaugural Annual Coffee Morning last Friday. It was a tremendous success as a school community event and also proved to be a valuable fundraising exercise. Well done to all the performers who provided the fine variety of entertainment for the customers!