Bodhrán Bookills Win an Award at St Patrick’s Day Parade!

The Bodhrán Bookills were the proud recipients of one of just five awards given out by the Lord Mayor this week to participants of the Cork City St. Patrick’s Day Parade! We won The Best Youth Group Award! It was a huge honour considering that 3800 people participated in this year’s parade which was the biggest ever parade in Cork City! Last night 6 Bookills, 6 parents and 3 Staff members were invited to attend the Award Presentation Ceremony in the Lord Mayor’s Rooms in Cork City Hall. The judges of the parade spoke to us and told us that they were very impressed with the colour, the music, the rhythm, the energy and enthusiasm that both the Bookills and staff brought to the parade! Overall it was a really lovely end to what was a fantastic team effort from the pupils, staff and parents of St. Joseph’s! Josies abú!

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Chess Tournament in Ovens

We’ll done to the boys in 5th and 6th Class who represented our school in the tournament in Ovens this week.

They performed very well against the best school teams in Cork. One boy even won all six of his games!

Maith sibh a bhuachaillí!

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Lá Glas (Lá le Pádraig agus SnaG)

Inniú i Scoil Iosef Naofa bhí lá glas againn. Tháinig na buachaillí agus na múinteoirí isteach ag caitheamh dath glas.

Chuaigh na naonáin ag mairseál sa chlos. Sheinn na Bodhán Bookills.

Chan gach duine Amhrán na bhFiann. Sheinn an ghrúpa feadóg stáin dúinn.

Bhí lá den scoth againn.

Amhrán na BhFiann
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The Bodhrán Bookills giving Neil Prendeville a tutorial!

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Some photos of the Bodhrán Bookills at Red FM Studio

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Bodhrán Bookills live at the Red FM studio!

6th class Bodhrán Bookills Max, Killian, Danny and Rhys visited the Red FM studio in Bishopstown today to perform live on the Neil Prendeville Show! it was such a fabulous experience! The boys were given a very warm welcome from the Red FM staff, as well as the offer of a donut on arrival! They met Dave Mac from the Drivetime show as well Cork hurling star Shane Kingston! They performed a musical piece called The Clock and spoke to Neil about life as a Bodhrán Bookill in St. Joseph’s! The boys were outstanding, not only in terms of their musical performance and interview but even more so in terms of their positive attitude, confidence and behaviour. They represented their 44 fellow band mates excellently and did their school and families proud!

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Go néirí le hiardhaltaí St Josephs!

Beidh cluithe ceannais sóisir rugbaí na Mumhan ar siúl ag a 12:30 Dé Céadaoin seo chugainn, an 22ú lá de Márta idir PBC agus Ardscoil Rís. Beidh seisear buachaill ag imirt ar son PBC a d’fhreastal ar Scoil Iosef Naofa. Go néirí libh i Stad Thomand!

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Féile na Toirbhirte

Our school trustees (Presentation Brothers Schools Trust) would like to invite all parents to the PBST Arts Festival – Féile na Toirbhirte – which is taking place in the theatre at Presentation Brothers College (‘Pres’) on Mardyke Walk next Sunday afternoon (12th of March) from 3.00pm until 5.00pm.

Over the last two weeks, pupils and students in the eight schools under the trusteeship of PBST have
participated in a range of activities encompassing music, painting, sculpture, story-telling and creative writing. The theme of this years Féile is ‘helping others’.

Ms. Kirwan has been working with a group of children from St. Joseph’s who have based their art, creative writing, drama and music on the Happy Prince story. They will be performing a drama that was written by the students to a piece of music composed by one of our parents, Dan Corbett. Our students’ art work and written pieces will also be on display. The Bodhrán Bookills under the direction of Ms. Sheehan will do a live performance.

PBST invites all members of our school community to attend what will be an informal and enjoyable afternoon featuring a selection of the activities that have taken place during the festival. Some schools will present videos highlighting their involvement in the Féile while others will feature live performances by groups of pupils/students.

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Pre Competition Climbing Practice

24 boys from 2nd class and 4th class will represent St. Joseph’s NS at the Irish Schools Climbing Competition on Wednesday the 15th of March. The boys prepared for the competition this week by practising their climbing skills on the climbing walls in the Mardyke Arena. This activity is great for the development of balance, core strength, upper arm and leg strength but also problem solving skills. The boys had great fun trying to get to the top!

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February Principal Awards

Well done to all the boys who received the Principal’s Awards during the month of February! These boys have been working hard in school. They enjoyed hot chocolate with Ms Neville in the staffroom.

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