November 2017

 

5th Class visit the Men's Shed

 

5th class had a great time visiting the Men's Shed - we were shown around the garden, the workshops and even brought upstairs for a cup of tea and cake! You can see some pictures of our visit by clicking Men's Shed Visit

 

 

October 2017

 

Halloween Assembly

We really enjoyed our Senior Halloween Assembly, 4th class sang The Coronas "Taibhse nó Laochra", 5th class sang "This is Halloween" from the Nightmare before Christmas and 6th class sang Twenty one pilot's "Heathens". 

     

 

Run around Europe in 5th Class

Fifth class have been participating in the Run around Europe challenge they have hit their target of 1146 laps to reach Amsterdam. The next European capital they will run to is Zagreb, Croatia (2300 laps). Watch this space!! Well done boys.

 

   

 Run around Europe in 4th Class

 

Our school is participating in the Run around Europe challenge. Each class agree on a lap and then that lap equates to 1km. The idea is to run the amount of laps (kms) needed to reach European capital cities and therefore "run around Europe". Congratulations to Mr. Forde's 4th Class who have ran to Paris. Well done boys! 

 

 

 5th class and the Men's Shed!

Fifth class were delighted to work on an inter-generational project run by Eimear Crehan with the men from the Men's Shed. This project will culminate in a concert on November 10th. We picked two songs and the Men picked two songs and we all worked on learning and singing the four songs.  On Tuesday 24th October 5th class were delighted to go to SUSO music school to meet, chat and sing with the men from the Men's Shed. This was a wonderful experience for the boys who really enjoyed it - we hope the men did too!!  We look forward to meeting again for more singing, chats and fun before the concert!

 

  

    

 

 

Maths Week in 5th Class

 

Maths week was a great success in 5th class. We participated in lots of activities during the week including solving puzzles and riddles, creating "Maths Art", looking at and discovering the secrets of Maths card tricks and participating in a "Maths Relay". Congratulations to our three Mathematicians of the week and to our winning team of three in the Maths Relay.

 

     

 

Film Stars in St. Joseph's!

On the 10th October boys from Mr. Forde's, Ms. McNickle's and Mr. Mc Cormack's class went to Castleknock College for a day of filming. They filmed scenes for an upcoming Swedish movie in the Lasse Maja Detective Agency series. The boys were wonderful extras and got to see first hand what it's like to work in the entertainment business! We were not allowed to take photos of any of the filming but click on the link ("Filming") to see some photos of our day behind the scenes! Filming

 

 

 

September 2017

 

Fifth Class & Junior Infant Buddies 

The boys from 5th class really enjoyed meeting their Junior Infant buddies in Ms. Farrell's class. They enjoyed reading to their buddies and running a lap with them outside in the yard. They look forward to spending time with their buddies during the year!

   

 

 

Cross Country 22nd September 2017

 

Well done to all the boys in 4th, 5th and 6th class who participated in the local Cross Country Competition in Kilcock GAA today. You can see a selection of photos from the Cross Country races by clicking the following link Cross Country 22nd September 2017

 

 

 

2016 - June 2017 

 

Rugby Blitz in 5th and 6th Class - St. Joseph's and Scoil Chóca Naofa

 

       

 

 

Gardening in Ms. Harlow's Class

The boys in fifth class have been hard at work creating a class garden - we look forward to seeing what they produce!

 

  

 

4th, 5th and 6th Sponsored Walk

Fourth, fifth and sixth class really enjoyed their sponsored walk along the new tarred stretch of the canal - and of course they raised some well needed funds for the school too! Well done to all!

  

 

 

 

Project work in Mr Coulston’s Class.

 

Sixth class started 2017 celebrating feasts and festivals all over the world. The pupils worked in pairs, and created magnificent projects. Here is a little look at some of them. 

 

Look at the winter art 5th class created!

Ms Harlow's class have very impressive art skills. They created a winter screen and were able to mirror it on the bottom of their sheets. They look great!

Mr O' Toole's Fourth class showing off their artistic skills!

 

 

Name Art in Mr Coulston's Class. September 2016

 

 

Junior Entrepreneur Project: Tayto Park day, May 2016.

The Junior Entrepreneur project, in conjunction with Irish dog food, treated the fifth and sixth pupils to a free day in Tayto Park. And what a day it was! The pupils could go on a any ride, and take part in any activity. Even some of the teachers couldn't resist going on the roller coaster. Have a look at our gallery for more pictures.

 

Engineering Week 2016

As part of Engineering week, The sixth class boys went to NUIM to participate in a electronic engineering lab. It was brilliant and the boys learned so much. They experimented with robotic cars, and how to program them, and completed an egg drop experiment. Have a look at some pictures. 

  

Spelling Bee 2016 (February)

Our annual spelling bee took place. It was an excellent competition. Well done to Jare in Mr O' Boyle Class.

 

 

FAI Soccer tournament (February 2016)

The sixth class went to Kilcullen to participate in the annual FAI Soccer tournament. It was a great day, and all the boys did so well. 

 

 

 

Dragons Den (Junior Entrepreneur Project)

The boys in fifth and sixth class took on the might of the Dragons in December 2015. They were divided into groups and each group presented a new business idea to 5 different dragons. They did so well! Have a look in our gallery for pictures. 

Entrepreneur Visit to Fifth and Sixth Class.

We were very lucky in Fifth and Sixth Class. We had a visit from Niall (Cian's Uncle) from McGargle's Beer. He gave a fantastic presentation on how he became an entrepreneur. He also gave the boys lots of tips on their Junior Entrepreneur project.

 

Sixth Class Created Game boards for Senior Infants.

Sixth class in Mr O' Boyle's and Mr Coulston's Class created Maths boards games for the senior infants and played them with Ms Butler's and Mr McCormack's Class. It was a great experience and the boys loved it.

 

Sixth class pupils promoting Aistear for Junior Infants (October 2015) 

The sixth class pupils were delighted to see Ms McNickles Junior Infants in the classroom. They set up a shop, and took on the role of shopkeepers. It was a great drama experience.

 

Maths week 2015 in Sixth class. 

We were so happy to welcome Ciaran, a lecturer from Maynooth college to teach the boys a few Maths tricks. He talked to them about the golden ratio, and multiplication tricks.

Rugby World Cup Fever in Sixth Class!

Rugby world cup has taken over the country, and St. Josephs is no different. The pupils were given a country participating in the rugby world cup, and completed a project on it. 

 

FAI Soccer 2015

The Sixth Class had a great day in Kilcullen at the FAI Soccer tournament. All sixth class took part.

 

Our Spelling Bee Champ!

Bryan in Mr O' Boyles class won the school spelling bee. He then went on to the Kildare championship, where he came fifth! Well done Bryan! 

 

 

Our Confirmation boys 2015!

Books creations from Ms Farrell's class!

 

The fifth class boys got very creative with the novel “Holes”. They created a copy book of activities, complete with word searches, questions, written work and activities! Fantastic boys!

 

Parachutes in fifth and sixth class.

The boys experienced with parachutes. They planned, constructed and evaluated their parachutes. Its great to see all the budding engineers in the classroom.

 

Budding Artists in Sixth Class!

Well done to Michael, Killian and Shane on their fantastic arkwork, and winning the Moyglare stud competition. They painted some fantastic equestrian pictures.

 

Starting of the year with fantastic Art in Mr O' Boyle's Class

The boys learned of stories from Mr O' Boyle's travels, and completed some work on Africa. The boys then created an African Sunset. Have a look: 

 

Winning times in Mr O' Boyle's Class

 Bryan and Daniel won gold metals for Tae-Kwon-do. They won medals for sparring and patterns. Well done lads!

Brazil projects:

We have been learning all about Brazil in 5th class. With the World Cup in full swing, it's the perfect time to learn about this interesting and vibrant country. We all researched and presented projects where we found out about the culture, music, sport, cuisine, education and geography of Brazil. We celebrated our hard work with a Brazilian themed party where we tasted Brazilian food and drink!

 

 Leon completes a brilliant 5k in 21.58! Well Done!

  

Fifth and Sixth Class created Games Boards.

 

The Fifth and Sixth class have created game boards for Senior infants. They used the themes of Gaeilge, shape and numbers to create these. Once a senior infant matched up two correct items, the bulb would light up. Anything else, and the bulb wouldn’t work. The pupils had to learn a lot about circuits to be able to construct these boards.

 

Mr O Boyle's Class on Twitter.

Mr O Boyle's class have a twitter account. We tweet everyday events, art work and lots more. Have a look! 

https://twitter.com/mroboylesclass

 

FAI Soccer  27/03/14

The Sixth class pupils traveled to Kilcullen to participate int he FAI soccer tournament. We entered five teams. The boys had a great day. Have a look at more pictures in the gallery. 

 

 

Seachtain Na Gaeilge Story telling!

Seachtain na Gaeilge was very memorable for fifth and sixth class. Mr O' Boyle's class became storytellers, and translated some famous fairytales into Gaeilge. The pupils worked very hard on them, and went into the first and second classes to tell the stories.

    

 

Confirmation 2014.

Our Confirmation boys are preparing for the sacrament of confirmation on the 8th of March! Good luck boys!

Credit Union Quiz!

 

Well done to all the boys that participated in the Credit Union quiz. There was a quiz in the school, and two teams were formed. These two teams competed for the school. for Here is a picture of some of our runner ups! Well done Stephen, Shane, Cian and Josh.

 

 

 

Engineer Week 2014 in fifth and Sixth!

5th class had the pleasure of meeting Daniel, an engineer from Germany who works with Intel. Daniel did a wonderful presentation explaining what engineers do, his particular line of work and how we can see engineering in our everyday lives. All of the boys were extremely interested in the presentation. Daniel then carried out an experiment to show water filtering in action which is an aspect of his work. Daniel then divided the boys into groups and gave them the challenge of building a bridge with just books and paper. The boys came up with lots of different ways to make their bridges sturdy. Daniel tested the stability of the bridges and was very impressed with the boys' ideas. He predicted some future engineers coming out of 5th class! Have a look in the gallery for some photos!