St Joseph's Secondary School Tulla

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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

TY debating team

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Congratulations to our TY debating team who participated in the E.U. Model Council event in Dublin Castle.
St. Josephs' represented the U.K. in the debate and the pupils were delighted to meet Neil Holland the UK Deputy Ambassador to Ireland. He very kindly presented the team with some gifts and talked with them about the debate topic- European migration policy. He was very complimentary about our team’s performance- even tweeting about their debating skills! This was a fantastic experience for our pupils and they did themselves proud at the event.


Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016 15:46

Northern Ireland Geography Fieldtrip

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Our 4th year Geography classes took part in a Physical and Regional Geography fieldtrip to Northern Ireland on Thursday and Friday. On the first day we visited the Basalt columns in the Giant’s Causeway and visited the Carrik-a-Rede rope bridge. The Giant's Causeway lies at the foot of the basalt cliffs along the sea coast on the edge of the Antrim plateau in 

Northern Ireland. It is made up of some 40,000 massive black basalt columns sticking out of the sea. The dramatic sight has inspired legends of giants striding over the sea to Scotland.

Geological studies of these formations over the last 300 years have greatly contributed to the development of the earth sciences, and show that this striking landscape was caused by volcanic activity during the Tertiary, some 50–60 million years ago. The Giant’s Causeway was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. The next day we took part in The Coiste Irish Political Tour in West Belfast. The tour started at Divis Tower at the bottom of the Falls Road, where our guide, Jack Duffin, a former activists and IRA member shared his own personal story of the troubles.

We then travelled through a main arterial route of West Belfast, visiting The International Wall, the Republican Memorial gardens and many murals, each with their own particular story, some relating to conflict in other areas around the world. After an hour and a half on the Falls road we made our way across the Peace line to the Shankill Road where we met our guide Mark, a former loyalist activist. He shared his own personal stories with us as we visited many different sites that explained the local history of the troubles. We got the opportunity to sign the Peace Wall in West Belfast, which separates the Catholics and Protestants in the area. The wall is 3 miles long and 25 feet high. Both guides were a wonderful primary source and an invaluable link into the most recent phase of struggle in West Belfast.

Well done to all our 4th year students who were great representatives for St Josephs. Our students were complimented by a number of different organizations over the 2 days. Also thanks to Ms Fitzgerald, Ms Galvin and Ms McInerney for organizing and giving up their time to go on the tour.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 14 April 2016 15:32

First Day in the New School

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Monday 4th April 2016 will go down in the annals of school history as the first day that the students moved into the new school. See some of the pictures here of the setup that greeted them.

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Last Updated on Monday, 04 April 2016 10:48

CEIST Student Leadership Conference

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On Tuesday 15th March, four students Jordan, Laoise, Séan and Fergal attended the CEIST Student Leadership Conference in St. Patrick's College, Dublin with their teacher Ms. Mc Donnell. They took part in workshops and heard from the newly elected Jack Chambers.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 12:36

Happy Proclamation day

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Happy proclamation day from the Art Department..Very Skilled pencil sketches from Saoirse Boyce 2nd year, Joanna O Sullivan 2nd year,Orla Banting TY ,and James O Neill  TY .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:24

Feile na hinse

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Well done to both the Senior and Junior Art students who despite beautiful art works from the other regional school won 1st , 2nd ,and third place in both categories. Well done to all on amazing work

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:19

Proclamation Day 2016

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To mark Proclamation Day in St Josephs, the Transition Year students organised a short ceremony. This ceremony included information on the Proclamation, the signatories and a reading of the Proclamation itself.

We ended our ceremony with a rendition of ‘Amhran na bhFiann’.

Well done to all the students involved! 



Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:15

Happy Pi Day

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Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3.14 in the American calendar) around the world.

Pi (Greek letter π) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

The diameter of a circle is the distance from edge to edge, measuring straight through the center.

The circumference of a circle is the distance around.

Pi is a constant number, meaning that for all circles of any size, Pi will be the same.

As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.

The number π is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, commonly approximated as 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter "π" since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as "pi" (/paɪ/).

Take a look here for some more interesting facts about pi

Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2016 13:02

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