Sciath na Scol v Scoil an Sprioraid Naoimh Bishopstown

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Learning about bees in 4th class

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Ag Ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge and Lá Féile Pádraig

Le seachtain anuas bhíomar ag tógaint páirt i Seachtain na Gaeilge agus foghlaim mar Gheall ar Naomh Pádraig.

Rinneamar ana chuid gníomhaíochtaí spraíúla chun úsáid bhaint as ár gcuid Gaeilge. D’eagraigh Ms Kelleher agus Rang a 6 cómórtas peile. Mhúin Ms Flynn “Shoe the Donkey” do ghach duine. Bhí Tráth na gCeist as Gaeilge againn agus duaiseanna le hagaidh daltaí a rinne iarracht sa Ghaeilge i ngach rang. Thaispeáin an Choiste Gaelbhrathach an Dreoilín do na buachaillí ar fad. Chuir Ms Kirwan cómórtas Poc Fada ar siúil sa pháirc.

Inniú bhí Páráid ag na Naíonáin, le cabhair ó na Bodhrán Bookills. Bhí tionóil againn sa chlós agus chan Rang a Dó Footloose as Gaeilge dúinn. Go raibh maith agat Ms E Kelleher a d’ullmhaigh é. Thugamar duaiseanna amach do na buachaillí a bhuaidh na comórtaisí diffiriúla.

Chasamar ceoil ar siúil agus bhí céilí againn amuigh daoin aer. Buíochas le Dia, bhí an ghrian ag taitneamh!

Bhí na buachaillí ar fheabhas agus bhain gach éinne an taitneamh as an seachtain ar fad.

For the last week we were taking part in Seachain na Gaeilge and learning about Saint Patrick.

We did many fun activities to use our Irish. Ms Kelleher and 6th Class organised a footbal competition. Ms Flynn taught everyone “Shoe the Donkey.” We had a table quiz in Irish. We also had prizes for children making a great effort in speaking Irish. The Gaelbhrathach committee showed all the boys the Dreoilín. Ms Kirwan put on a long poc competition in the field.

Today the infant classes had a parade, with help from the Bodhrán Bookills. We had an assembly in the yard and 2nd Class sang Footloose as Gaeilge for us. Thanks to Ms E Kelleher who prepared it. We gave out prizes to the boys who won the different competitions.

The boys were brilliant and everyone enjoyed the whole week.

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World Book Day 📚

Yesterday was World Book Day and what a day it was! The boys enjoyed the thrill of being with other classes again and it was a new experience for the younger boys. The older boys spent time reading with the Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First and Second Class. The class teachers planned the day to reflect our love of reading and activities included designing book covers, zoom meetings with authors, silent reading time and favourite author presentations.

It was a busy fun-filled day full of noise, laughter and most of all chat. It was wonderful to hear the personalities of all the boys shine through and watch the connections that were made with the older boys.

The highlight of the day was THE BOOKY QUIZ, which was challenging but every boy was able to contribute especially in the picture round. I would like to sincerely thank all the parents who sent pictures of their boys “squeezing in a reading”, which will be displayed in the hall.

In St. Joseph’s, we have always put huge importance on mentoring and reading buddies. It was so refreshing to see the boys so animated and excited about World Book Day.

Ms. Kirwan

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6th Class Microbiologists!

Today we had the pleasure of having Ben Wrixon, a past pupil, share his incredible knowledge of science with the 6th class boys.

Ben gave an amazing Powerpoint presentation to the class on “Microbiology” and “Plant and Animal Cells” and he also taught the boys how to look at various cells under a microscope.

Míle buíochas Ben!👌👌

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Catholic Schools Week

Last week we celebrated Catholic Schools Week. The theme for this year was ‘Living Life to the Full’. On Wednesday it was Grandparents’ day and each class marked it in their own way. The whole school came together to create a display of all the things we are grateful for in St. Joes!

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Cluichí Gaelige sa chlós

Thaispeáin buachaillí an coiste Gaelbhrathach cluichí teanga Gaeilge do na Naonán Bheaga sa chlós ar an Aoine. Is ceannairí iontacha iad. Bhaineader go léir an taitneamh as.

The boys on the Gaelbhrathach committee show some Irish language games to the Junior Infants on the yard on Friday. The are wonderful leaders. They all enjoyed it.

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Young Engineers and Architects in 6th Class!

Today the boys in 6th class had to complete a STEM challenge! In just twelve minutes, they had to construct a paper snowman, composed of three body segments, measuring at least twelve inches in height. The snowman had to be able to balance by itself on the table. All they could use was paper, cellotape and pipe cleaners. The results were amazing!

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House of circuits – Lifetime Lab Workshop

4th class taking part in a fascinating workshop entitled ‘House of Circuits’. The aim of the workshop was to investigate how to make an electrical circuit and explore different types of circuits.

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4th class singing, ‘Cad atá uait Rebecca?’ for the school.

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