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St Josephs College Newsletter 10th March

St Josephs College Newsletter 10th March

St Josephs College

Concern Debating: Huge congratulations to our Senior Concern Debating team. They have now progressed to the quarter finals (the last 8) of this year's All Ireland Debating Competition. This is a wonderful achievement for our dedicated, committed and very passionate students; speakers, researchers and timekeepers.

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Junior Concern Debating: Congratulations also to our Junior concern debating team who won their debate on Wednesday evening.


Junior Camogie: Hard luck to our Junior camogie team who lost out in their match on Monday. Well done to all the players and coaches involved.

Transition Years: Our transition years had a busy week this week when they went orienteering to Donadea forest on Tuesday. In what was cold conditions the group used their survival skills to seek out the clues and all return safely. This is one of the highlights of the transition year programme every year. Well done to the PE department for organising this event. A group of transition years took part in a number of workshops this week also. On Thursday a group took part in a Crocheting workshop and on Friday yet a another group took part in the School of life workshop.

Emmanuel Choir: Well done to our students who took part in the Emmanuel choir concert in the Helix on Thursday night. You were fantastic.


St. Joseph’s receive Irish Flag from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: On Monday, 6th March, 16 students from St. Joseph’s Flag Day Committee travelled by train to Waterford along with Ms. Bligh and Ms. Butler to be presented with the Irish Tricolour from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. It was a very special occasion on the 175thAnniversary since the first flying of the Irish Flag by Thomas F. Meagher in 1848. The Irish Flag’s message of Peace, Respect, Pride and Inclusion is as important today as it was in 1848. We look forward to celebrating with many events on Flag Day, 16th March. Our recent survey in the school has shown that 74 different nationalities are represented in St. Joseph’s! The day is also an expression of active citizenship and the students will be fundraising for UNICEF and the Earthquake appeal for Turkey & Syria, the charity voted for by students in the school. Well done to all involved!

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Joey’s Tidy Towns 2023 Calendar: As our calendar sales come to a close for 2023, we were delighted to present €600 to St. Vincent De Paul this week. In total, Joey’s Tidy Towns Calendar raised €1,500 For St. Vincent De Paul and we are very grateful to all those who supported our fundraiser by purchasing a calendar since November 2022. Many thanks again to My Vet & Lucan District Credit Union for their support and sponsorship.

Relove Fashion Competition Finalist: We are delighted to receive the news that Ellen Kenny (1A2) has made it to the Relove Fashion Grand Final which will take place in the Rediscovery Centre on Thursday, 23rdMarch! Ellen has put great work into her creation and was recently shortlisted to appear on a zoom interview, which no doubt impressed the judges! Well done, Ellen, we are looking forward to seeing your creation on the main stage!The Relove Fashion competition is all about creating a more sustainable Fashion Story for all. Ellen embraced this wholeheartedly and from a pretty sheet that had once belonged to her grandmother, she created a lovely pinafore dress from scratch. Her tenacity, creative thinking and perseverance have paid off as she has been selected as one of the Finalists for the Dublin-wide competition. We are all very proud of Ellen here at St. Josephs and wish her the very best of luck as she progresses onto the next stage.

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