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St Josephs College Newsletter 13th May


3rd Year Home Economics: Our 3rd year Home Economics students began their practical’s last week. This is where they demonstrate their cookery, presentation and cleaning skills, they have done a huge amount of practice for this practical in school and at home. We wish them well with the remainder of the practicals.

First Year Gaa Blitz: A group of our 1st year GAA students took part in a first-year blitz which was held at the grounds of Maynooth Community College in Moyglare. The group had a fantastic day and we would like to thank all at Maynooth Community College for hosting this great event.

Under 14 Camogie: Our under 14 Camogie team played against Coláiste Iosagáin in the county semi-final. Unfortunately the girls came out on the wrong side of the result this time but they can be very proud of all that they have achieved this season. Well done to everyone involved.

Transition Year Forensic Workshop: Our Transition Years completed a Forensic Science workshop where they worked together to try to solve the historic case of JFK’s assassination. The students used analytical & critical thinking skills. Students exploredBallistics&gunshot residue (GSR), photographic analysis, fingerprints, autopsy & the main theories / links with history. They thoroughly enjoyed this workshop.

SciFest: A group of our students attended SciFest in DCU on Friday last and they had huge success. Agnes Martin (2Yr) won the Intel Awards (This award is presented to the best project in the Technology category) and Caoimhe Daffy (TY) won the Scifest Chemistry Award (This award is presented to the project with the best chemistry content).Congratulations to the Students and to the Science Department Well done everyone .

Coding: Congratulations to Agnes Martin and to Mr. Barry who have again been selected for the National Scratch Finals which are due to be Judged Wed 18th May - this is the second time they have achieved this!

Wellbeing Trip: 1A1 and 5A1 were the best performing classes over the last term in relation to picking up positive credits, because of this they enjoyed a well-deserved trip to Go Quest escape rooms on Tuesday.


Voice of Poetry:Our wonderful Voice of Poetry finalists in first year pictured with author Caroline Finnerty.Winner will be announced on Awards Day. Thanks to everyone who participated.

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Staff First Aid Training: A group of ten staff completed the first of two nights of training. Staff will be trained in the use of our De-Fib and will also be trained in basic First Aid. Well done to all the staff who have are completing this invaluable training.

5th and 6th Year Geography Trip: Another Fantastic Geography Trip to Co. Clare. We are delighted to be able to continue this long running tradition in our school after a two year absence. The tour included a tour of Bunratty Castle, a visit to the Cliffs of Moher, a surf lesson and finally a trip to Aliwee Caves and the Burren. Not to forget the keenly contested quiz. The group thoroughly enjoyed the trip.


Transition Year Trip to Tayto Park: Our Transition Years are due to go to Tayto Park this Friday on a whole year group end of year trip. This is one of two trips that the whole year group will go on before the end of the school term.

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