Words from the Principal

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.


Encounter Days

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.

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