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St Josephs College Newsletter 7th October

07-October-22
St Josephs College Newsletter 7th October

St Josephs College

Rosie’s Garden : Rosie’s Garden was officially opened last Friday, 30th September in St. Joseph’s College. We were delighted to have many past staff who taught with Sr. Rosario, Sr. Rosario’s family members, students and their families, Presentation Sisters, Local Community Guards, Lucan Tidy Towns & our Parents Association join us for this special day. Thankfully, the rain clouds disappeared just on time for the cutting of the ribbon. We look forward to using the garden for some quiet time in the days to come!

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Good Witches Walk: On Friday it is planned that all of the first-year group will go on the Good Witches Walk around Lucan Village, so look out for their spooky costumes around the village. Well done to Ms. Wards Events Management class who have been extremely busy over the last few weeks in organising this event as part of their Future Leaders Programme.

Classical Studies Trip: On Thursday our 6th year Classical Studies students will depart for Rome to take in the sites of the amazing architecture that surround the ancient mythology that they have been learning about over the past 2 years in class.

Flag Day Awards: We were delighted to attend the Thomas Francis Meagher Flag Day Awards in Leinster House on Monday, 3rd October. Our 6th Year students, Oluchukwu Uwechue, Salma Abbas, Principal Ms. Bernadette Fitzgerald & Deputy Principal Ms. Catherine Bligh enjoyed a tour of the Houses of the Oireachtas followed by the official launch of the 175th Anniversary of the raising of the Irish Flag, to be held in March 2023. Oluchukwu won the Senior Cycle Runner Up for her Art Entry in 2022. Our day also brought us to the GPO Museum where there is a permanent display and history of the Irish Flag.

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6th Year Trip to Maynooth University: Our 6th Year Students went on a trip to Maynooth University on Friday. The purpose of the visit is to enable students to learn about what courses Maynooth University have to offer, to get a tour of the campus facilities and to experience what college life is like. This visit normally takes place during 4th Year but unfortunately, was not possible due to Covid.

Athletics: Well done to all the students who took part in the west Leinster athletics competition in the Phoenix Park on Thursday. We had some excellent individual displays on the day. Congratulations to Poppy and Isabella Lyons Kennedy, Ellen Kenny, Ana Jones who were all in the top 15 of the 1st year Cross Country.2nd year medal winner was Katherine Kilcullen. There were over 200 participants in each race.

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