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Welcome to St Joseph's Secondary School Tulla

Irish Life Health-Schools Fitness Challenge.

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Over the past number of weeks some of our First Year PE classes have been taking part in the 2016 Schools Fitness Challenge. The challenge aims to help secondary schools students adopt a healthier lifestyle. There are three phases to the Schools’ Fitness Challenge:

1): The initial fitness test to measure current fitness levels
2): A six week training programme to improve cardiovascular fitness
3): A repeat test to measure new fitness levels
The challenge helped students to become more aware of their overall fitness and challenged them to improve from the initial fitness test to the repeat test.
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Last Updated on Friday, 25 November 2016 15:43


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If any student would like to train with us they can do so on the following days:

Monday 7:30pm tullac
Meet at Primary School. Athletes must have a high-visibility jacket as they will be running on public roads and footpaths.

Wednesday 5:00pm
Meet at the Hurling Field, under lights.

Saturday 10:30am
Meet at Primary School, road running.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 November 2016 16:16

Clare Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships Success for St. Joseph’s

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St. Joseph’s students from 1st Year to 4th Year took part in the Clare Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships last Thursday November 17th. The event was held in the Lee’s Road Complex in Ennis on a bitterly cold and wet winter’s day.

Our minor girls were first to run – Abi O’Sullivan (10th), Eimear Murphy (11th), Maeve Egan (18th), Kate Fitzgerald (19th), Beatrice Vaughan, Emma O’ Brien, Karen O’Sullivan, Chloe Reidy and Alannah Mulready put in fine performances despite the tough conditions. This girls team came in 5th pace overall in a strong field of competitors.
Next to compete were our minor boys – with a very successful third place victory, winning bronze medals for the team. These boys were led home by Darragh Keogh in a very impressive in 6th position, closely followed by Fionn Hickey (8th ), Michael Ryan (14th) and Enda O’Halloran (20th). Also running were David Cunnighan, Diarmuid Molloy, Sean Withycombe, Neil Callaghan, Gearoid Vaughan, Eric Bergquist, Tony Leyden, Niall Borrmann, Cian O’Connell and Eoin O’Connor.
In the junior girls race Cliodhna Ryan and Evi Bartelink put in fine performances.....
Our junior boys running were Fiachra Hale, Adam O’Neill, David McInerney, Dean Murphy, Ben Ryan, Oisin Clune, Jimmy O’Gorman, Adam Hogan, Aaron Shanahan, Liam McInerney, AJ Reynolds,Matthew Purcell and Ronan McGrath. Great performances from these boys gained 4th place in the team event.
In the intermediate boys event Padraig Cahill (15th) and Fintan Caulfield (17th) put in solid performances in a race with 52 competitors. They were closely followed by Ben Purcell, Stephen Donnellan, Cormac Murphy, Billy McNamara, Joe O’Sullivan, Shane Nolan, Luke Meade, Alex Cronin, Fionn Langan and Darragh Noonan. These boys came 4th in the team event.
Fantastic individual performances from our senior girls led to them winning the gold medal in the team event – Aoife Vaughan (3rd), Eilis Whitney (4th) and Ciara Halpin (6th) also winning individual medals for their top 6 finishes. Alannah Ryan and Aisling Dooley were also running.
The last event of the day was the senior boys race - David Meehan (2nd), Cian Keogh (4th), Feargal Kearney (6th) and John Duggan (7th) all finishing within the top eight positions. They were closely followed by Cathal Browne, Sean Cahill, Conor Tuohy and James McGrath. These outstanding performances from the boys delivered Tulla’s second gold team medal.
We are so proud of all of our athletes as their great performances on that cold, wet November day led to St. Joseph’s taking first place in the Best Overall School for the “Tully Cup” 2016. Well done to all our runners!
We are now looking forward to the North Munster Schools’ Competition to be held in Pallaskenry in January.

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Last Updated on Monday, 05 December 2016 12:05

Science Week GMIT

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For Science week our Transition Year students travelled to GMITs 'Big Science Day'. As part of this event the attended a Sports Science Seminar where they got to meet Pat Lam, the Connaught Rugby Coach. They also took part in workshops on Forensic Science, Laser Science, 3D printing and Chemistry.

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Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 21:34

Fund Run 2016

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On Friday 28th October the 23rd annual School Fundrun took place and proved to be a very enjoyable way to end our first term in St Joseph's. The 8km route took students and teachers from their starting point at the Primary School out towards Miltown and back to the school via the main Gort road. St Joseph's is extremely grateful to all the students who fundraised for the event. The final total of €7240 will go towards the purchase of sports equipment and the cost of buses for school teams throughout the year. Once again the Cahill household took home the spoils with Seán winning the boys race and Kaylee winning the girls race.

Boys Race
1st: Seán Cahill
2nd: Cathal Browne
3rd: Pádraig Cahill

Girls race:
1st: Kaylee Cahill
2nd: Eilís Whitney
3rd: Abi O'Sullivan

Thanks to all the teachers and students for making it such an enjoyable day.

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Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 21:31


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Ar an 15ú Samhain ghlac muintir na hIdirbhlian páirt san fheachtas 'GAEILGE 24'. Rinne siad iarracht gaeilge a labhairt ar feadh ceithre huaire is fiche. Cé nach raibh sé éasca orthu rinne siad an-iarracht i rith an lae. Rinne múinteorí na scoile agus foireann eile na scoile (lucht an cheaintín ina measc) iarracht labhairt leo trí mhéan na gaeilge. Is smaoineamh iontach é seo chun an ghaeilge a chur chun cinn i measc aos óig an lae inniú. Maith sibh!sjtirish

Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 21:14

Science Week

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Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2016 15:00

Pope John Paul II awards.

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jpii25 students from St Josephs Received their Pope John Paul II awards on Thursday 10th November from Bishop Fintan Monaghan in a ceremony in the Inn at Dromoland. These awards are organised by Fr Ger Jones for the diocese of Killoloe to help young people to get involved in their parishes and communities
The Students helped out in their churches by reading at Mass, Cleaning the church, visiting the elderly, training teams, being leaders in Faith Friends among other things.
We are very proud of all of these students. We thank them for their commitment to their parishes and school. Nathan Peer a Leaving Cert won the Papal Award after participating in World Youth Day in Poland.




Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2016 14:54

Maths Week Project

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For Maths week the first years enjoyed some maths challenges hosted by our Transition Year students.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 05 November 2016 17:10

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