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24 Hour Fast

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The Leaving Certs continued a very important tradition last Thursday night 11th December by fasting for 24 hours and sleeping in school overnight for Sr Angela Hartigan. Sr Angela is a former principal who now works in the slums in Mukuru in Kenya. We here in St Joseph’s support her work by filling sponsorship cards and fundraising for her each Christmas.
In an email that Sr Angela sent to us on the night of our fast she told us that
“it has been a very difficult year for us in Kenya, mainly due to the ongoing insecurity from Al Kaeda in our neighbouring country, Somalia. Apart from that there are severe restrictions on travel into and out of Kenya due to the Ebola crisis in West African countries. Our Students grow in numbers and we now have an enrolment of over 300 students. Our previous supporter, an elderly Indian businessman, used to supply us with some food for lunches for the students. For most of our students this was their only meal each day. Now this man is retiring from business and will not be able to supply us with the maize and beans which we serve for lunch each day. Your support will be most appreciated to feed the hungry for 2015 and beyond. I thank Tulla for continuing to stand by us and helping us out of this crisis.
If you feel extra pangs during your fast know that you will be in the company of most of our students who remain hungry during holiday time waiting and hoping for school to reopen and fill their stomachs as well as their minds.
My very sincere thanks to all the organizers, participants and supporters of the now famous Tulla Fast for Mukuru, Kenya
Love and blessings,
Angela Hartigan


Watch out for us on Thursday and Friday next when we have our flag day on the streets of Tulla!!!!
A big well done to all the Leaving Certs and their teachers who participated in the Fast.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 08:44
 

Computer Coding

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This week as part of The computer Science week we will be teaching a free hour of Code on friday evening 12th December @ 4.00pm This will be limited to the first 20 Students but depending on the numbers interested we may run other courses.  Please click here to register your interest.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 16:17
 

Christmas Concert

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Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 15:02
 

Cross Country Championships

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Clare Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships Success for St. Joseph’s
St. Joseph’s students from 1st Year to 5th Year took part in the Clare Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships on Thursday November 27th. The event was held in the Lee’s Road Complex in Ennis.

Minor Girls
Our minor girls were first to run – Ciara Halpin, finishing in 5th position in the race, led her team to second place victory. The other team members were Kaylee Cahill, Caoimhe Kelly, Aisling Dooley, Dearbhla Craven, Leah Molloy and Nessa Flynn.

Minor Boys
Next team up were our minor boys – again a very successful second place victory. The team was led home by Cormac Murphy in 7th position, followed closely by Paddy Donnellan, Jonah Bartelink, William Corbett and Cillian Boorman.
Siobhan Lenihan had a great individual performance in the junior girls race, coming in 7th position, followed home by Grainne Lynch.
Stephen Donnellan finished the junior boys race in 9th position, followed very closely by Padraig Cahill and Keith Donnellan. This ensured a third place victory in the team event, the other team members being Ben Purcell, Colm McInerney, Brian McSweeney, Paul Kelleher and Ian O’Brien.
In the intermediate boys event, Sean Cahill ran a fantastic race to take 3rd place, followed by Sean Murphy, Feargal Kearney, Cathal Browne, David Meehan and Kevin McSweeney. These great performances from the boys led to a gold medal in the team event. The other intermediate boys running were Conor Murphy, Cian Keogh, John Duggan, Conor Tuohy, James McGrath and Ethan Nugent.
The final race of the day was the senior boys race – Pa Duggan (7th) and Evan McMahon (8th) put in great performances guaranteeing a fourth place finish for the team. The other members were Stephen Slattery, Nathan Fogarty-O’Neill and Paul Kelleher.
We are so proud of all of our athletes as their performances on the day led to St. Joseph’s winning the overall school’s trophy for the first time. Well done to all our runners!

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Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 12:55
 

Clare Animal Welare

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As part of their CSPE Action Project, the students from 2A3 and Room 20 held a bake sale in aid of Clare Animal Welfare. They raised an impressive €180. Sheena Twist from Clare Animal Welfare visited the school and gave the students a very informative talk on animal welfare. She described the excellent work they do to rescue animals that have been mistreated and how they are rehomed. Well done to all involved!  

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 15:51
 

Ir EUSO Silver Medal in Chemistry

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Congratulations to a 4th Year student, Bethan Godber, who won a Chemistry silver medal in the Irish EU Science Olympiad. Based on her outstanding Junior Certificate results in Science and Maths, she was invited by the State Examination Commission to participate in the Ir EUSO, a science Olympiad for students aged 16, along with 300 other students across Ireland. She chose to specialise in Chemistry, and sat an exam in DCU on the 1st November 2014. She was placed second and will now be partaking in another round next January where she will be doing practical work. The best 2 students in each category (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) will be chosen to represent Ireland in the EUSO 2015 in Austria. Good Luck Bethan!

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Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 15:20
 

Science Week

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Science Week activities for Science Week Ireland: 9-16 November 2014

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The aim of Science Week is to promote the relevance of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in our everyday lives and to demonstrate their importance to the future development of Irish society and to the economy. Science Week is coordinated by SFI Discover, the education-outreach programme of Science Foundation Ireland.


The ISTA Senior Science Quiz regional finals take place this Thursday November 13th in the Limerick Institute of Technology. We have two teams representing St. Joseph’s on the night. These teams are from Leaving Cert students are studying a combination of Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics. The Science department would like to wish the students the very best of luck.

Our first year Science students have been busy recently making posters to highlight awareness of Science Week. The theme of the poster for 2014 is “The Power Of Science”.
The students’ posters are on display around the school this week.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 20:45
 

Open Night

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St Joseph’s open night is taking place on Thursday the 13th of November at 7:30 for prospective students for the 2015-2016 school year. Students and parents will have an opportunity to see our specialist classrooms followed by a short presentation by the school principal.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 08:44
 

Leaving Cert Esker Retreat

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On Thursday and Friday the 6th and 7th of November, 57 of our leaving Cert students attended a two day retreat in Esker Co Galway. This retreat is a long tradition in St Joseph’s Secondary school, taking place for over 20 years. The retreat offers young people the opportunity to come away together to a quiet place, to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Esker, to have fun, and activities and reflective time together. It offers them the time and opportunity to celebrate together their own humanity and affirm their dignity and self-worth, and to bond more with each other. It offers them a space to voice their questions, doubts and struggles, in a safe place where they are listened to and the space and time to experience themselves and others with truth and real joy.

We hope this reflection time will help our Leaving Cert students to focus on the difficult task ahead in the coming year but also have helped them by providing so lifelong coping skills.

Thanks to the retreat team and also the teachers who organized and went on the retreat-Ms Hogan, Mr Spelman and Ms Fitzgerald.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 13:32
 

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