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National Fitness Day

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A great day was had last Friday 16-9-2016 on the school playing field. It was National Fitness day and a number of activities held including Tug of War and a crossbar challenge. Teachers took on students in both challenges. While students won the cross bar challenge, the teachers were comprehensive winners when it came to the Tug of War challenge. Leaving cert Tug of War team included: Jordon Cassells, Adam Nelson, Dan Landers, Callum Noonan and James Dooley.
Teachers taking part: Mr Vaughan, Mr Kelly, Mr Fahy, Ms Casey and Mr Malone.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:19

School Presidential Vote

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Senior students gathered to listen to speeches for school presidents in General Purpose area. Voting took place immediately afterwards where students vote for one girl and one boy to represent St Joseph's for the coming school year.



Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2016 09:54

Lovely September day back at school

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Picture taken today of our new pitch and school.  Doesn't it make you wish you were back at school.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 09:48

Cullaun Sailing Regatta

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Congratulations to our students Luke O'Sullivan on winning the Junior sailing competition at Cullaun Sailing Club Regatta with Sean Hynes and also to Patrick Donlon in coming fourth in the event.




Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2016 13:46

GloHealth Munster Schools Track & Field Championships

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The GloHealth Munster Schools Track & Field Championships took place on Saturday 21st May in Waterford Regional Sports Centre. Amid sunshine & swirling winds, the spectators were treated to an array of exciting finishes & personal bests in lots of events. Among the athletes who achieved personal bests was Kevin Caulfield in the Intermediate Boys Discus competition, where he threw 37.91m which earned him a bronze medal. He improved his PB by 2.91 metres, a feat which was all the more impressive as he had incurred an injury earlier in the day, while competing in the shot put competition, where he finished a creditable 4th place. It was a fantastic day of athletics & well done to the Munster Schools Athletics Association & all their wonderful volunteers for running the competition so well. A big congratulations to Kevin and we wish him the very best of luck at the Irish Schools Track & Field Championships on Saturday 4th June.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 15:21

Report of the North Munster Schools Track & Field Championships 2016

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Day 1 of the 2016 North Munster Schools Track & Field Championships was held on Tuesday 10th May in Castleisland. Co. Kerry. St. Joseph's Secondary school was represented by Kevin Caulfield, Transition Year student, who was competing in the Intermediate Boys Shot Put (5Kg) and Discus (1.5Kg) events.

Kevin won a bronze medal in the Shot Put with a throw of 11.10m. He went to win silver in the discus with a new personal best of 35 metres. Kevin will go forward to the Munster Schools Track & Field Championships in Waterford on the 21st May.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:03

Ty Sailing on Cullaun Lake

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One afternoon, last Autumn, the Commodore of Cullaun sailing club, Mr. Jim O' Sullivan raised the possibility of our TY students visiting the local Sailing Club. This opportunity to try out sailing, on a Saturday, was mentioned to the TYs and 20 students jumped at the chance.

Saturday May 14th, was a rare thing, a gloriously sunny day in Ireland. Rather than rain gear and windcheaters, sunscreen and shorts were packed and off we went. Most of us had never been to Cullaun Lake Sailing club. One car load got lost. Our intrepid cyclists took a lot longer to get there than expected but eventually we all gathered. Five boats were rigged and ready. Some familiar faces were at the helm. Thanks to Paddy Donnellan and Luke O' Sullivan, two St. Joseph's students for giving up their Saturday to show us the ropes. Thanks also to club members Sarah,Roisin, Margaret and Aoife for taking out 4 other boats. Safety always comes first at Cullaun Sailing Club and two rescue boats were also on the water for the duration.

Following a safety talk and a brief introduction life jackets were donned and off we went. The lake and its surroundings are idyllic, the setting is stunning, but soon the calm and piece was broken with excited squeals and loud laughter. After the students had got used to the boats and the movement on the water the daring decided that it was time to try to capsize the boat. The girls are never last in line for excitement. Maeve McGrath, Alannah Ryan and Megan Boland were first in the water. Others quickly followed. What our studenrs could not achieve in speed, due to light winds they showed off in diving prowess. One boat could not be capsized so soon Kevin Caulfield, Fergal Kearney, Sean Cahill and Conor Tuohy all deserted ship and swam to wetter boats. Simply put, they had fantastic crack. Naomi Peer and Orla Banting looked like they were going to stay warm and dry but as they were the only two in wet suits, it was time for them to go in also. The lads commented that apart from the overnight trips, this was the best crack on any TY activity.

Students reluctantly returned to shore, tired but extremely happy. They couldn't believe that such a fantastic amenity was so close to home and that they had never been down to the club. All were wondering when they could return. I think there will be an increased demand for the Summer camps this year.

Thanks to everyone at Cullaun Sailing club for giving up their Saturday afternoon, to give us such a great experience.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 15 May 2016 12:07

Transition Year Newsletter 2016

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Last Updated on Sunday, 15 May 2016 11:28

Active School Week (ASW)

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active school week1Active School Week (ASW) is about providing FUN and INCLUSIVE physical activity opportunities for ALL members of the school community. It is also a great way to make students and their families more aware of the physical activity opportunities available to them in their local communities
Staff and students have set themselves the challenge to walk 2500 KM this week in our school. A huge number of students are very engaged in sports but many are not. We want everyone to get out and GET ACTIVE this week. We hope that students, teachers and all staff will walk at least 1KM around our new walking path, suring the school day, with many clocking up a lot more to help us reach our 2500 KM target. Teachers will register the distance walked with their classes and students can register any distances they have walked individually. We need everyone’s effort to reach the target. While a central aim of this project is to get active and improve our health, we hope that there is a strong numeracy element and cross curricular dimension to the project. Students have already used trundle wheels to measure the distance to the front door and around our walking path. Transition Year students have been involved in advertising and promoting this event. We expect that pulses will be measured, times will be taken and calculations such as average speed will be calculated.
We encourage students to bring a jacket to school, if the weather is cold or damp.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 April 2016 10:59

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