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….

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.


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.

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.

Big Win For Our Football Team!!



Wednesday 25th of October saw a famous win for our U-13 footballers. Our team faced off in a tense local derby against St. Paul’s N.S.

Conditions were windy but clear as both teams took to the Blue’s pitch and the conditions played their part in what proved to be a game of two halves.

St. Paul’s started as the stronger team in the first half and created many opportunities to score. They showed great skill and determination but the St. Joesph’s defence was equal to any test that was thrown at them! With a little bit of luck and a lot of excellent defending the teams went in at half time level at 0-3 to 0-3.

The second half proved to be the difference between the teams. St. Joseph’s came out and showed all the skills they have been working so hard on in training. Fantastic passing, fierce but fair tackling and pin-point accurate scoring were all on display from the St. Joe’s boys. Their wonderful second half display saw them rack up a second half score of 3- 8 while limiting their opponents to just 0-2.

When the final whistle blew the score board read St. Joesph’s 3-11 St. Paul’s 0-5. There was jubilant scenes from  players, pupils, parents and all members of our school community who turned out to support our lads! Finally the cup was hoisted by our inspirational captain to the cheers of all present!

The team would like to thank our opponents, the referee and Cumann na mBuncscoil for making the day possible and all parents and families who have supported the players since the beginning of the year. The players will continue to train hard to improve their skills and teamwork!!

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