A Message to Our Confirmation Candidates

Today was the day that many of our 6th class boys were due to celebrate their Confirmation. This is always a very special and proud day for the candidates, their families and all our school community. It may not be happening today but everyone at St. Joseph’s is thinking of our fantastic 6th class boys! So here is a message to all of our Confirmation candidates….

Weekly Timetable

Week 1 – 30th March – 3rd of April


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
English – Better English English – Novel Work English – Reading Zoom English – Novel Work English
Maths –


Maths – 

Fractions, Decimals, Percentages

Maths – Fractions, Decimals, Percentages Maths – Fractions, Decimals, Percentages Maths – Fractions, Decimals, Percentages
Gaeilge – 

Am Don Leamh

Gaeilge – Grammer Gaeilge –  Gaeilge Gaeilge
P.E. – Joe Wicks Workout P.E.  P.E. P.E. P.E.
History – Irish Culture Geography Science Music Art


All daily tasks are to be accessed on Google Classroom.

Google Classroom for Sixth Class!!




All 6th class pupils will begin working on Google Classroom from Monday 30th March. We are really looking forward to connecting with our pupils again and continuing to support their learning through this difficult time.

We would ask that all pupils be signed up and logged on by Sunday 29th March. 

Instructional videos have been provided to assist you in logging onto Google Classroom.


If you are experiencing any difficulties you can contact your son’s teacher via email and we will respond as soon as possible!


R9: mrhughes@stjosephssundaysgate.ie


R11: smaher@stjosephssundaysgate.ie


R12: rmulroy@stjosephssundaysgate.ie


SET: cbyrne@stjosephssundaysgate.ie


We are looking forward to seeing you all online on Monday!


Many thanks,


S Hughes, S Maher, C Byrne, R Mulroy



Google Classroom Login on PC/ Laptop


Google Classroom Login for Tablet/ Phone

Google Classroom Login

As you may be aware, from next Monday (30th March), 6th Class students’ will be receiving work on Google Classroom to be completed on a daily basis. Check out the videos below to see how to log into Google Classroom on PC/Laptop or on a Smart Phone/Tablet device.

Google Classroom Login on PC/Laptop

Google Classroom Login on Smart Phone/Tablet


Zoom Demos – How to get online

We are delighted to offer online teaching by video link for 5th & 6th. This will be on a trial basis until Easter and if successful will be offered to more classes after Easter. To logon, you will need to download a free app called Zoom. It is available from the app store or online at www.zoom.us. Once downloaded click on join a meeting and enter code and password. These codes were sent to you by text message.

The following videos show the method of logging on using a laptop/computer and using a phone/tablet.


R12 meet Author Michael Smith


R12 and Michael Smith

The boys in R12 were invited to the town library to meet with and listen to author Michael Smith. Michael is most famous for his works on Antarctic explorer Tom Crean. His most well known children’s book is called ‘Ice Man’. The boys had been reading this book for a number of weeks and had some interesting and insightful questions for the author.

Sixth Class Assembly – Empathy

This term saw the first of our monthly sixth class assemblies. The topic of our first assembly was ‘Empathy’ and was expertly led by Mr. Hughes. Hopefully our sixth class boys will take the important lessons from this event and can apply them to their lives at school and at home.


Our sixth classes at the ‘Empathy’ assembly.

Josh is an Irish Champion!!!

Huge congratulations to Josh Benton McCash  in 6th class who claimed the All Ireland Jiu Jitsu title in the 55kg section. Josh brought in his gold medal to show his classmates and we are sure it will be the first of many big wins for this very talented martial artist!! Well done to Josh and his family on this fantastic achievement. Our whole school community is very proud of you!!


Josh and his gold medal!

Visit From County Champions

On Friday 25th October our school received a visit from members of the victorious Senior Football Champions Newtown Blues. Louth star Andy McDonnell and former St. Joseph’s pupil Thomas Costello visited classes with the Joe Ward Cup and to talk to our boys about the importance of fitness, team work and focus. They also congratulated the members of our own winning football team. Go raibh maith agaibh agus comhghairdeas to the Newtown Blues!!

IMG_20191025_120709 Members of the victorious Blues team with members of the victoriuos St. Joseph’s team.